Need help trying to install different OS!!!!

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  1. XxRicanxX

    XxRicanxX New Member

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    have been trying to install Windows 2k Pro and Windows XP to my roommates computer and everytime I start installing it, I get this:

    The file dsound3d.dll was not copied correctly.

    The file Setup placed on your hard drive is not a valid Windows XP system image. If you are installing from a CD, there may be a problem with the Windows XP CD.

    Retry, Skip, Quit, etc...



    Please help!!!

    I've gotten this message everytime I set up Windows on this computer.
     
  2. crotchfruit

    crotchfruit Guest

    "there may be a problem with the Windows XP CD"
     
  3. XxRicanxX

    XxRicanxX New Member

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    UPDATE:

    I also got the same message for:

    msls31.dll
    narhook.dll
    odbc32.dll
    objsel.dll
     
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    XxRicanxX New Member

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    It has happened with the Windows XP CD and with two different Windows 2000 CD's.
     
  5. Blindsight

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    That is the EXACT same problem I was having with a computer I posted about in another thread. You should try swapping out:

    CDROM
    RAM
    PS
    CPU

    :rofl: Have fun, let us know how it goes.
     
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    Did it fix your problem? What was your problem?
     
  7. XxRicanxX

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    Anyone else?
     
  8. affende

    affende Guest

    yeah, i think god hates you.
    i had the same prob, wouldn't fix so i bought a new hd
     
  9. ZeeMox

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    HD or CD drive seem most likely. Try this... download a low-level formatting utility like slate (or if you're using a Western Digital HD, they have their own low level formatter on their web site). I've only used the WD formatter, but what it does is write all zeros to the drive and test the drive integrity at the same time.

    This could fix two problems:
    1. Your HD could be bad, this would tell you.
    2. Windows format sucks a substantial amount of ass. Chances are if there was something on your HD corrupting all your installs, it never got erased by windows format.

    And of course, if you're reduced to part-swapping, make sure the FIRST thing you do is take out everything but the basic necessities (cpu+fan, one stick of ram, one CD drive, one HD, graphics card if not on-board, no PCI cards or anything) so you know you have no interference from other hardware.
     

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