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APCI.sys corrupt

inetsplice
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When trying to install a fresh copy of XP on a machine I am getting an APCI.sys corrupt error.  this is happening with multple copy's of cd's and multiple different drives.  I need some suggestions I searched the internet and have not really found a solution other than some people have fixed the problem but didnt' say how.
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Hi,

What kind of system is it?  ie, who is the manufacturer.  Are you using the CD that came with it?

Good Luck,
- gurutc

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At what point in the installation do you get the error?

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This is a dell, and yes it is a cd that came from dell.

The point that it is failing is during the device drivers loading.  It never makes it to the repair or start from scratch screen.
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I've seen this error when using a Dell CD to install on a non-Dell system, for instance...

- gurutc

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Check your RAM. Try reseating the modules. Replace it or try it using 1 memory module at a time in different slots.
If that doesn't do it I would try another hard drive.

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The CD will not install on this machine even though it is  a dell machine the disk is bad from what I can tell or to old for the machine that it is being installed in.  Windows7 loaded just fine with no issues