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Reinstalling XP Home

Compaq s5000nx did a system recovery. Get error unable to extract file 60 of them. Contacted Compaq and they said purchase new CD. Did that $16.00 Installed new CD and again get unable to extract files 50 of them. Formated hd and installed again, still same problem. Tried new HD and same problem.
Could it be the motherboard? I am at a loss to find solution. Any help would be great.. Thanks

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What is the condition of the CD drive you are using?

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Maybe the lens in it is dirty.

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Did F10

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This doesn't use the CD drive. So it isn't the cd drive.

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Now I am confused

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In your first post you said you got a new CD from Compaq. Now you are saying you used F10. Which is it? Did you try it both ways? Please clarify. Using F10 will restore from the harddrive if the restore partition is still there.

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First installed by f10 recovery

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Got same error. Then did install with Cd. Error of both. New HD and same error.

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Error on re-install

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Twice I've had bad or incompatible memory chips stop an installation from the recovery partition or optical device. Error message indicates a file cannot be copied and installation stops.

Don't have as much time as I use to and may not be able to get back, hopefully this helps ...


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Darrell, when I first read it, I wondered why not the CD?

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Have you checked the inside to see if you have all the cables connected and the right way? It just seems odd that BOTH the CD-ROM & the Hard Drive. My older HP had cables, the flat gray ones, think I threw them out wee White, all pinholes and no notches so I did not know if they were upside-down or what? got real ones with notch on top and missing pin hole on the bottom. even bent pins and thank god for needle nose pliers and a small knife. I checked them all including the power plugin on the motherboard. Wondered were my namesake went Darrell L.

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