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My laptop refuses to install new Windows XP

Good Morning,
I have laptop HP Compaq nc6120, Yesterday I switch on and It gave me the Blue screen, I tried to restart in safe mode it refused complitely, I decide to format It and install new windows, but after format it, while it was coping files it gave me error message of file missing, I tried more than 5 CDs,I checked hard disks there are Ok, even I tried with other hard disk but the problem persists. I know that you can help,Please Help me.

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Did you try

In reply to: My laptop refuses to install new Windows XP

pressing F11 when you get the HP Compaq screen. This will give you the recovery partition. You're probably going to have to choose advanced and then choose destructive repair. All files and folders will be lost. They're probably already lost with using the disks.


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It could be a RAM error

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Try re-seating the SODIMMs and also check to see if one or the other is bad. Also try booting Knoppix from CD.

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Yep...have seen the same

In reply to: It could be a RAM error

with every retry the same file shows missing or corrupt. No doubt because it always tries to load in the same memory area...which isn't working.

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