Problem loading XP

By aspitz
Nov 21, 2008
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    Hi, I have a hp pavillion a1440n. I ran restore from restore cd but had a problem that read "error cannot copy file c:\preload\base_04.inp". I had to cancel the restore and decided to reinstall from xp cd. It started to load fine.. formatted the disk ok then started installing windows. About 60% through it started giving error "file placed on hard drive is not valid win xp system image. there may be problem with win xp cd". I have a second winxp disk, and tried that one and ended up with same problem.. I have replaced the mobo, hard drive and cd reader.. same error... Any suggestions? Thanks
  2. Cybelex

    Cybelex TS Rookie Posts: 46

    Are the CD's OK? Even small scratches can ruin them. You might also try a commercial lens cleaner for the CD-ROM.
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