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problem reinstalling xp


nobbyhigo

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i am trying to reinstall xp pro on my desktop . Thing is we go through the procedure ok until it needs to copy files . then it comes uyp with unable to load such and such file and they are quite a few so i quit then start again same thing . Ihave used the disc not so long ago and it wass ok Had to reinstall , my grandson got the thing in a mess .Could that be the problem and hard drive become that corrupt .can someone give me a direction thanks nobby

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Strawballs

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That should not make any difference, I assume you are booting from disc?.

Try cleaning the disc it might have got dirty.

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nobbyhigo

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tried that but i will give another go

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Also try running a lens cleaner through the DVD drive

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nobbyhigo

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ok i have cleaned and fettled and now i am in a right state monitor shows NTLDR missing . Just thought would it be easier for me to get a £ 10 hard drive of auction site thats formatted and good to go . its only messin about Pc for my grandson regards nobby

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