File is not identical to the original on fresh install of XP


K

Kate

I am working on a persons PC that had XP issues. I tried
to install XP Home and / or XP Pro onto this PC and got
the same results. I did the install this way: Fdisk'd it &
formatted the drive with a WIN98 boot disk. I booted from
a WIN98 disk & then ran i386\winnt.exe from the cdrom. I
had smart drive issues, but I have resolved this I
believe. With the smart drive issue gone, now, shortly
after the setup starts, I get 'the copy made by setup of
the file listed below is not identical to the original.
This may be the result of network errors, floppy disk or
other related hardware.' I would like to know what this
error could mean and how to resolve it. My temporary
solution was partitioning & creating a D: drive and then
copying the i386 directory to it and then running the
install from there but this takes a very long time.

Thanks in advance for your help.
 
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S

Squire

Kate, your XP CD is bootable, and all the tools necessary for partitioning,
formatting and installing are on it.

You may need to boot into the BIOS and set the CD drive to boot before the
Hard drive does.
Then install the XP CD and reboot.
Watch the screen to press any key to boot from the CD drive.

Good Luck,
Jerry
 
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G

Guest

Thanks, it worked like a charm....GREAT ADVISE !

-----Original Message-----
Kate, your XP CD is bootable, and all the tools necessary for partitioning,
formatting and installing are on it.

You may need to boot into the BIOS and set the CD drive to boot before the
Hard drive does.
Then install the XP CD and reboot.
Watch the screen to press any key to boot from the CD drive.

Good Luck,
Jerry



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