CDBOOT Memory overflow error trying to boot Windows setup disc


T

trant

I am trying to boot up my Windows setup disc on a new machine but I get the
following error:

CDBOOT Memory overflow error

The strange thing is if I booting any of my other machines with this disc it
would boot into Windows setup fine

Yet if I use any other bootable CD like my memory tester tool or even a
bootable Linux CD in this new machine they work fine

what could be the problem ??
 
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Pegasus [MVP]

trant said:
I am trying to boot up my Windows setup disc on a new machine but I get the
following error:

CDBOOT Memory overflow error

The strange thing is if I booting any of my other machines with this disc
it
would boot into Windows setup fine

Yet if I use any other bootable CD like my memory tester tool or even a
bootable Linux CD in this new machine they work fine

what could be the problem ??

Could be a marginal CD drive. Try booting with a burnt copy of this CD.
 
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trant

Hello Pegasus - thank you for the prompt response!

It turns out it was something up with my SCSI drive... I am carrying over my
36 gig SCSI drive from my previous PC and for some reason it's causing
problems with this new machine. I was able to install Windows on it before...

Here's what happened - I unplugged the SCSI cable and the card and then
plugged them back in - this solved the CDBOOT Memory overflow error

But then in the beginning of Windows setup when it is saying it is
inspecting my hardware configuration I quickly get an error about:
"Inf file txtsetup.sif is corrupt or missing. Status 2"

So now I am stuck again.

If I completely unplugged that scsi adapter it does proceed with windows
setup going all the way to the screen asking me what partition to install to.
But I really want to utilize my SCSI drive for the OS as these other drives
are data drives I have already been using for years now and it would be a
huge hassle to move stuff off of one to install the OS to
 

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