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OEM XP PROB i368 read error during setup

by unskarred / July 22, 2005 5:05 AM PDT

Ok so i just built a computer from scratch all parts bought from NEWEGG... i bought OEM Windows XP, once i set up all my computer parts i began to partion the hard drive. Then i installed XP onto the hard drive but ran into a problem... it asked me to insert the disk for XP (already inside cd drive) so it can read D:\i368... i keep clicking ok ok ok but it just pops up again and does nothing... so i just canceled and it moved on... showed up again did the same thing but just canceled... then windows began to boot up and then i noticed something... i'm missing some stuff from the normal xp setup such as a calculator under accessories and msconfig command in command prompt.. then i began having some other problems installing other programs and drivers... right now its fine but i feel like its been stripped.... I dunno why i did this next part but i moved the i368 folder from the cd onto the harddrive (which prolly does nothing).. then everytime i boot up the little icon in the taskbar asks me to activate i click it and then it just disappears doing nothing... i'm quite baffled... CAN SOMEONE PLZ HELP ME RESTORE MY XP TO NORMAL!!!

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by the way...
by unskarred / July 22, 2005 5:08 AM PDT

i forgot to mention this... i have tried to reinstall windows xp to see if it was just a one time problems but it still does the same thing over and over... could it be a hardware issue?

AMD 3700+
Nvidia 7800gtx
2 gb Corsair Ram
2 SAMSUNG 160gb HD SATA (not in RAID yet cuz it ddn't want to do it)
1 DVD and all that good stuff CD DRIVE
ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe Mother board

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by the way...
by Themisive / July 22, 2005 5:14 AM PDT
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These OEM disks on the market are not meant for normal consumption, OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer. Basically they are just sections of the actual programme, and it is illegal for them to be sold seperately. The only way I know that you'll be able to get the machine working properly is to buy the full programme of Windows XP

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by unskarred / July 22, 2005 3:16 PM PDT
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weird thing is though... i borrowed my friends version of XP, the complete version and it gave me the problem still of reading the i368 folder from the cd... so now i'm thinking it may have to be a hardware problem..?

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