hi i have tried to install xphome on my system gigabyte motherboard and amd barton processor after the format it starts to install files it needs but stops saying it cant insall a certain file it says skip this file and when i do it cuts out this has happened to both wxp home and xp professional it is a different file/files everytime i try to install i have changed the cd unit but i still get the same result thanks chippy ps have also changed the memory
i have booted from cd refomated the drive after format it starts to install the files it requires to load windows that' when the troublle starts it gets so far and then says windos cannot load this file... to skip this file hit esc but when i do it starts to reboot thanks Chippy
Are you sure the disk you're trying to load from isn't damaged? Even a small mark can stop a file loading, and the 'randomness' of the errors you describe leads me to think that the CD might be slightly scuffed. Give it a good polish!
As I said above the Drive should be cleared, Format does not clear the Partitions. If its done this way, when setup is run XP will first check the drive for faults, then Partition then run setup, all in one go