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Unable to do install of XP. during install process pc reports unable to copy various .dll's and other files from install disk. install disk is in perfect condition.

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  • youcanrea522 Aug 13, 2011

    It turns out that the problem was that one of the RAM modules wasn't agreeing with the other RAM module. Someone before me added RAM and although it was the correct kind it was by a different manufacturer. Both RAM modules are good when they are in the PC separately but when they are in at the same time, forget it. I did a memory check with both modules in at the same time, and it came up with memory issues, big time! That might also explain why the hard drive would heat up and make odd noises. I did more research and found that the voltages are different for each module.

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I would check the quality of the hard drive another thing to try is to copy the files from the install cd to the hard drive ,make a folder called win xp then copy them into there and try to install from the hard drive files. you will need a windows boot disk, with smartdrv on it too, to do this as you will need to boot to dos to run the install. once in dos from bootdisc type smartdrv and press enter , if you dont run smartdrv first it will take a long time to copy the files now type c:\ and press enter then type cd c:\winxp\i386 and press enter then type winnt and press enter again and setup will start. If install failsusing this method then i would try pulling one of the ram cards out of the pc as that is another reason , that i have found, which corrupts files when they are being copied


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The message refers to the CD/DVD drive being unable to read from the CD itself. That could mean that either the disk is in bad condition and cannot be read (i.e. scratches, old disk, etc) OR that the drive has difficulty reading from the disk.
In the later case, it's the drive's fault and not the disk's (since you mention it's in perfect condition).
You could try cleaning up the drive but it's usually not worth it and since they're quite cheap, I would recommend getting a new DVD drive instead.
Hope that helps!

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