Fatal Error loading XP

  turnip 60 03:10 13 Sep 2003
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Installing Windows XP over Win98. The installation part finished ok and was in the proccess of setting up when the following Fatal Error message appeared:

An error has been encountered that prevents setup from continuing.
One of the components that Windows needs to continue setup could not be installed,
data error (cyclic redundancy check).

Can you advise please what it means

thanks

  Gaz 25 03:15 13 Sep 2003

Umm, is windows formatting the drive correctly?

  Gaz 25 03:16 13 Sep 2003

I have always wiped windows 98 of with fdisk then windows xp'ed it.

  AndySD 03:16 13 Sep 2003

click here but you may not like the answer.

  turnip 60 14:15 13 Sep 2003

Thanks folks for your help.
am trying what you suggest Andy thanks

  Legolas 14:23 13 Sep 2003

If you have two sticks of memory installed try again after removing one, if same thing happens try replacing the first stick and removing the other one.

I had an installation of XP that would not install with the two sticks of memory installed have subsequently read that windows XP can have a problem installing with two memory sticks installed.

  gold 47 14:25 13 Sep 2003

Far better to put XP on your computer doing a clean install also download the six floppy disks from Microsoft so that you boot from the floppys and then follow the prompt and your CD prompt of coarse you will loose all your data so back up what you want to save you should never install XP in my view over W98 or ME it spells trouble later.

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