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BASIC WINDOWS XP INSTALL FAILURE!!

I'M IRATE AT MICROSOFT.

I'm trying to recover from a windows corruption problem.  I just went to best buy and spent $200+ on Windows XP Home edition.

XP is half way through the installation process and it broke with the following error message:  <<MY COMMENTARY>>

-------------begin message -----------------
An error has been encountered that prevents setup from continuing.
One of the components that Windows needs to continue setup could not be installed.
Data Error (cyclic redundancy check)

if you are installing from a CD, there might be a problem with the disk; try cleaning the disk or using another disk   << ITS A BRAND NEW DISK AND LOOKS PERFECTLY CLEAN >>

If you are installing from a network,...<< NOT RELEVANT>>

Press OK to view the log file.  << I PRESS OK>>

Error: Installation failed D:\I386\asms\ : Error performing inpage operations
***
Fatal Error
One of the components that Windows needs to continue setup could not be installed
Error performing inpage operation.
----------------------end message-----------------------------


I JUST WANT TO FORMAT MY HARD DRIVE AND MAKE THIS F*** THING WORK!!

I DON'T HAVE TIME FOR THIS CRAP HOW DO I MAKE IT WORK?

I NEED SOMETHING STEP BY STEP THATS FOOL PROOF.

PLEASE HELP!  I DON'T CARE ANYTHING ABOUT MY DATA.  JUST HELP ME MAKE THIS SH** WORK!!

I DON'T KNOW HOW TO WORK THE BIOS.    THIS NEEDS TO BE VERY BASIC LEVEL.
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PUNKYCommented:
Download dban and wipe the drive first, then try install again:

http://dban.sourceforge.net/
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KCTSCommented:
A CRC error indicates a failure in reading the data correctly from the CD so its does sound like you CD may be damaged/scratched/dirty gently wipe it with a soft lint free cloth. It could be dust in the drive itself so if this does not work try cleaning the drive itself or try another drive.

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chilternPCCommented:
Its not the CD.
the error is due to bad memory.
if you have more than 1 stick of memory - try taking one out or swapping them
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chilternPCCommented:
that's why it become corrupt - the RAM is dodgy and wrote crap back to the HD.
now it can't read from a new CD
replace the RAM
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tmonteitAuthor Commented:
I don't have any extra memory.  I need this fixed immediately.  I don't have the time or the understanding to figure out what memory to purchase.
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MikkkCommented:
It is the CD. Make a Copy (not on the fly) to a CD-R and install from this.
It will fix the problem.
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KCTSCommented:
This is unlikely to be a memory problem - more likely to be a problem with the CD or the drive.

Just to make sure you could download utimatebootcd http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/download.html and run the memory tests (Memtest86+).

On that score you can also try a CD/DVD digagnostic from http://majorgeeks.com/CDDVD_Diagnostic_d211.html

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phototropicCommented:
If time is a factor, why not just return the disk as faulty?  With a new disk, if the error recurs, you know that there must be a hardware fault, and the first place to look is the CD drive, then the RAM.  If it installs normally, you can relax...
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tmonteitAuthor Commented:
ALL,  UPDATE... I just completed my download and wipe using dban.  I put in the brand new Windows XP Install disk.  

After 2 mintues the install failed with the following message.

--------------begin blue screen----------------
A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer

SESSION3_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer.  If this screen appeaars again, follow these steps:

Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed.  If this is a new installation ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need.
If yroblems continue, disable or remove an ynewly installed hardware.  Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. ....  <<  NEED HELP  HOW DO I DO THIS? >>

Technical information:

STOP:  0x0000006F (0xC000020, 0x00000000, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

--------------end blue screen----------------

THIS IS A WINDOWS XP INSTALLATION ON A WIPED HARD DRIVE.  I'M AT A LOSS.  

EXPERTS, DOES THIS SOUND CONSISTENT WITH THE MEMORY FAULT PROBLEM?  OR COULD IT BE SOMETHING ELSE?

QUICKEST FIX?
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chilternPCCommented:
its the memory .......

I've been there...
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phototropicCommented:
This may still be a faulty/unreadable CD:

http://www.hojohnlee.com/hacks/2006/06/20/winxp-session3_initialization_failed-installation-fix/

I would still return the disk for a replacement, and then try a clean install again...
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chilternPCCommented:
1) windows became corrupt
2) the system cannot read a new CD
its the RAM,  or maybe a faulty bus  - its reading data and getting it wrong.  this does not happen with a faulty disc - the syntomn of a faulty disc is that is sits there spinning for ages and then gives up with a disc read error, the system would not read incorrectly from a faulty disc there are too many fail safes built in to reading data from a disc (checksums per sector, etc..)

However, if you haven't replaced the CD then check  the disc for dirt or blobs of muck on the underneath shiny side
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frostburnCommented:
Hi there,

In this case it could be any number of things really from motherboard or hard drive, to memory or CPU.
The most frustrating thing is trying to figure out which is the culprit....unfortunately the easiest solution is to work backwards by eliminating one component at a time.

Hope you find the culprit.
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tmonteitAuthor Commented:
End result.  I got rid of this system.  Now someone else's problem..   Points to most helpful answers that point toward ram and cpu.  

Thanks all.
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