Xp sp2 installation problem

  w-gemini 12:40 22 Dec 2007

My PC started crashing suddenly. I was also getting corrupt file reports from different parts of the disk. Programs were also being corrupted on install. I thought I had a virus so I purchased a new hard disk and tried to reinstall using the Windows XP inc SP2 CD. The disk formatted OK but when the files were being copied to the installation folders I find that several files would not copy over. After several attempts I pressed escape on these files. Ultimately Windows informed me that it could not install. I attempted to install several times with the PC showing different files that would not copy over. A colleague checked the hard disk in another PC and it is OK.
Specs. Asrock Mobo, Pentium D processor, 2x 1GB Ram, ATI Radeon X1600 graphics.
Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks

  sunny staines 12:58 22 Dec 2007

I would try the SP3 RC1 beta and forget SP2 see if that loads.[beta software is not the final relese]

  thms 13:12 22 Dec 2007

You appear to have an other thread running on the same subject. It is better to stick with one thread to avoid confusion.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:59 22 Dec 2007

Run a lens cleaner through your CD player and polish the XP CD with glass cleaner or furinture polish and retry.

  w-gemini 19:45 22 Dec 2007

Thanks for your help. It turned out to be a RAM stick that was faulty. Not only did it corrupt Windows start up files but also running programs. Hope this helps if anybody else has a similar problem.

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