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Topic # 87595 2-Aug-2011 13:51
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Hi guys im kind of worrying here as I unistalled win7 32 bit so I could install both winxp 64bit and win7 64bit however despite having the right hardware I cant get the computer to install the system so I suspect must be the bios problem but i have never flush a bios from dos..:(  

1- when i tried to install windowsxp it saids that cant copy some files to drive?? and asks if continue system
installation but may not finish installing or abort installation.

2- when installing win7 a message comes along saying that could not copy some system files to drive?

3- I tried three different hard drives ide and sata and no luck?

4- I also notice that in the past when I put a installation DVD in the setup program boot soon after bios flash screen past however now when I put the installation DVD it takes a long time to come up with the click to start from cd or dvd? 

5- despite the issues i just mentioned I manage to install the latest ubuntu in each of the hard drives without issues.??? but i dont want linux i want windows...:(
thank you guys for reading the post and I hope you got some Ideas that could help me. 

thanks in advance guys,


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  Reply # 500778 2-Aug-2011 13:54
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I have seen that message with a bad Optical Drive.

Have you got another DVD drive you can try?

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  Reply # 500779 2-Aug-2011 13:57
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thank you so much for the idea you probably right so i will try putting in another drive,



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  Reply # 500781 2-Aug-2011 13:59
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I've seen that message a lot and 90% of the time it is actually bad RAM.
The other 10% it was a faulty disc or optical drive.

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  Reply # 500785 2-Aug-2011 14:04
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i hope is not the ram as I bought this expensive Corsair twin 4GB low latency ones...and I purchase them on amazon usa.

im gonna try now,


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  Reply # 500821 2-Aug-2011 14:57
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use usb flash drive to install windows... i had that problem, but that also might be my 8 year old dvd drive :D

installation also goes fast from flash drive then from dvd...

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  Reply # 500889 2-Aug-2011 16:18
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Trig42 that was genius as when I replaced the dvd drive and all works perfectly now.

thank you,


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