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There are 2 things that it could be that is causing the corrupted file.

1. Bad Hard Drive.

2. Bad Ram.

  To test your hard drive use this link . There you should be able to download a diagnostic utility to test the hard drive's integrity. I recomend Sea Tools from Seagate, it works on all hard drives, and hase a clean interface.

To test your RAM, use Memtest86 .

As far as wiondows setup bluescreening, try to narrow it down, because it's defdfinately a hardware issue. I would disconnect all USB devices, then your PCI devices, then CD-Rom and Floppy. If you are still getting bluescreens and hangups, after testing your memory and hard drive (verifying that they are good) and trying to narrow down a device thats causing it, it will be either you mainboard or your processor, but more than likely your processor.

i'm doing the hard drive test right now .. i swear that computer is cursed .. if it is the processor again that would be the 2nd time in less then 2 years. i will post updates thank you. so can it be concluded that it isn't windows xp that is causing this?

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I might of got lost in the posts, but what I got out of it was that your computer was bluescreening and freezing during windows setup, and at windows startup. If the computer is freezing during windows setup, than it's "Absolutely" a hardware issue.

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I might of got lost in the posts, but what I got out of it was that your computer was bluescreening and freezing during windows setup, and at windows startup. If the computer is freezing during windows setup, than it's "Absolutely" a hardware issue.

ok the hard drive's Partition 1 (NTFS) failed the test of Sea Tools however the hard drive itself is fine. with that said, i need a way to reformat and erase that partition and start all over WITHOUT using the Windows XP CD because I can't access any of the installation files with this partition still on the hard drive. what methods are there to do this?

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Any important info on the hard drive? Might save time just removing the partation and doing a total clean install.

OH I SPOKE TO BLOODY SOON!!!!! :no: so i used the win98 boot disc to fdisk the drive .. wipped it clean .. booted up w/ the xp cd .. then i started to partition the drive with NTFS .. last time i checked the thing was at 68% .. i come back .. BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH with error code STOP 0X0000000A (0XFFFFF990, 0X000000FF, 0X00000001, 0X8080D258) .. sigh ..

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