Windows XP installation Error code 4.

Discussion in 'Windows XP Setup' started by Guest, Dec 29, 2004.

  1. Guest

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    I bought an OEM copy of Windows XP at the same time as I purchased a new HDD
    to try and get my home PC up and running again (long story). I formatted the
    HDD and started to install XP. during the installation process the kernal
    debugger installs then a message appears telling me "File setupdd.exe could
    not be loaded. Error code is 4.
    Cannot continue. press any key to exit."

    I cannot think of any reason why this would happen as all my hardware is
    supposed to be XP home compatable. any ideas?
     
    Guest, Dec 29, 2004
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    "Pearsonow" wrote:

    | I bought an OEM copy of Windows XP at the same time as I purchased a new HDD
    | to try and get my home PC up and running again (long story). I formatted the
    | HDD and started to install XP. during the installation process the kernal
    | debugger installs then a message appears telling me "File setupdd.exe could
    | not be loaded. Error code is 4.
    | Cannot continue. press any key to exit."
    |
    | I cannot think of any reason why this would happen as all my hardware is
    | supposed to be XP home compatable. any ideas?
     
    Carey Frisch [MVP], Dec 29, 2004
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