I am trying to install windows XP home. I decided to format my HD just had to much stuff on the HD and it formatted fine but when it would start to install i kept getting failure to install files i tried this 3 times with the same outcome. so i tried a diff CD rom same thing happened so i tried with a brand new HD new cd rom and a brand new copy of Vista ULT i got the same thing but on a second it blued screened and i got this errer code OXC0000005 any idea's It was different files its would not install every time i tried Asus MOBO AMD 5400 2 gigs consiar XMS2 74 gig raptor drive and tried a 500 gig WD 3g/b nvidia 9800 GTX any idea?
its a desktop home made
1) take off the hdd, the rom drive, floppy ( if used). 2) Restart and see if it posts. 3) If it posts, add in the cdrom and see if it recognizes 4) if it recognizes, shut down and restart with HDD added in. 5) if it recognizes the HDD being added, test your memory with any memory tester. 6) swap the memory modules when you are done testing and re-run the test 7) if all of the above tests out ok, you may have an issue with the Power supply.
The above should take you approx 10 minutes or so.
Sounds like dodge SATA/PATA connection, or bad cable causing read errors. Just to clariffy, you have tried a new set of install disks?