windows xp instll error !! please help !!

  stephen0205 14:45 15 May 2007
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Hi there i recently bought a laptop and as usuall i used my pc repair disk to reformat the drivfe and stuckin the windows xp pro disk, it starts to load the setup files and then brings up an error message saying the following

"File setupdd.sys could not be loaded. The error code is 7, setup cannot continue. Press any key to exit"

I was puzzled and had no clue, so i reformated it again with this repair disk (which has never failed in the past) and reformated the drive ( again) and still the same error, and i dont have any other windows disks, just this one, please help it will be very appreciated.

Thanks

  rodriguez 15:04 15 May 2007

Does the xdrive seem to struggle when it tries to load the file? It could be a dirty or scratched disc or if it's a CD-R the recording ink on the disc could have faded.

  stephen0205 15:26 15 May 2007

The drive works and so does the laptop, i took my xp disk (real microsoft) and copied it with my desktop and it read the disk fine. Guy at the pc store told me to do that. Thanks

  stephen0205 15:26 15 May 2007

The drive works and so does the laptop, i took my xp disk (real microsoft) and copied it with my desktop and it read the disk fine. Guy at the pc store told me to do that. Thanks

  RobbyMac 17:48 15 May 2007

Looks like an old lap top,info below gleaned from Microsoft

Setupdd.sys could not be loaded. Error code 7.

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CAUSE
This issue may occur if your computer contains a hardware component that is either damaged or is incompatible with Windows XP.
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RESOLUTION
To troubleshoot this issue, follow these steps.

Warning Do not complete the following procedure unless you are very familiar with internal computer hardware removal and installation. The hardware components in a computer are very sensitive to static electricity. For information about the correct handling of computer components, contact your computer manufacturer. 1. Shut down your computer, and then remove all the Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) devices.
2. Restart your computer.• If Windows starts successfully, shut down your computer, and then reinstall the PCI devices one at a time. Start Windows after the installation of each device. When you install a device that causes the issue that is described in the "Symptoms" section, remove that device, and then continue to install the other PCI devices.
• If Windows does not start successfully, remove one or more of the memory modules that are installed in your computer. Leave sufficient RAM for your computer to start and run Windows XP.

Note Windows XP requires 128 megabytes (MB) RAM. The minimum is 64 MB and the maximum is 4 gigabytes (GB).

For example, if two 256-MB memory modules are installed in your computer, remove one of the memory modules. If Windows starts successfully, shut down the computer, and then reinstall the RAM modules one at a time. Start Windows after the installation of each RAM module. When you install a module that causes the issue that is described in the "Symptoms" section, remove that module, and then continue to install the other RAM modules.

3. Determine if the PCI devices in your computer are compatible with Windows XP. To do this, visit the following Microsoft Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) Web site:
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  RobbyMac 17:52 15 May 2007

There is not much you can take out of laptops, as most hardware tends to be onboard, you may be lucky and find something incompatable that can be removed.
Also note the min ram!
Might have to install older OS.
Good luck

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