windows xp home wont install from boot

Posted on 2007-10-15
Last Modified: 2013-12-14
hi there ive been trying to install windows xp home edition to a nrew hard drive it goes through into the the xp setup via boot from cd and it formats but then when it copies files over to to start the installation i get error cannot copy file make sure the right cd is inserted and the right cd is in and there isnt a single scratch on it so i replaced it with another xp home and same i believe it may be a corruption on the motherboard and i tried to reset the cmos but nothing
Question by:digibyte86
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    Expert Comment

    Try with another cd drive.
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    Expert Comment

    I would reseat the connection between the hard drive and the motherboard as a first step and see if that changes anything. It might be loose, causing this error.
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    Check if your CD drive is setup as Master. Check the pins code in the bottom of your CD drive.
    Check your CD drive speed. Maybe  Windows XP Setup has a timeout limit while copying files.

    Author Comment

    thnx guys ill try another cd drive should of thought of that myself lol i tried reseating the drive and replaced the ide cable aswell that never worked so ill try putting in a new cd drive and ill get back to you
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    Accepted Solution

    common causes for this problem are :
    bad cd  - bad cd drive - bad cd cable - bad Ram or even a bad mobo.  All can be tested by swapping them.
    you can also test your ram with memtest86+ from

    Author Comment

    by mobo u mean motherboard
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    Expert Comment

    yes, mobo = motherboard

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