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created new boot drive, now get read mem error

i was replacing the hard drive so copied over all files to make new boot drive. 25% is formated fat32 to allow boots, the rest is ntfs. i can load programs no problem, but when i do updates and try to install them i get read to memory errors, and the computer randomly restarts. upon restart it runs disk check and truncates whatever was downloaded/installed after stating inconisistency in volume. let me know what i need to do to fix this, like reformat and xcopy again ect...

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Copying Files

What method did you use to copy over the files? I have used Xcopy to move all Win9x files successfully and was able to boot into the OS after making the new partition active. WinXP and Win2K I wasnt able to do it. Best to image the old drive with a third party app such as Ghost or Acronis True Image.

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new boot, memory error message

ah yes, was a new hard drive so i used the software that came with it....maxblast 3. handled formatting, and file transfers, yet i get memory error.

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