Help installing XP!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Captmatrix, Feb 5, 2003.

  1. Captmatrix

    Captmatrix Guest

    Im doing a "fresh install" and half way through I get:

    Fatal Error:

    SXS.DLL:syntax error in manifest or policy

    File: "D:\I386|asms\1000\MSFT\\WINDOWS\GDIPLUS\GDIPLUS.man" on line 4

    This is NOT a burned copy... bought it from Best Buy...

    Help! Please!
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Only references I could find to this was for a burnt copy where a file was not copied correctly. Try giving to xp cd a good clean. Fingerprints etc.
     
  3. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    See if anything here will help.
     
  4. JohnnyGreb

    JohnnyGreb Guest

    Or you should be able to exchange the CD for a new one. Best Buy's usually pretty good about that. If the second CD don't work, then I would try a different CD-ROM (as the link above talks about.

    -JG
     
  5. sparti_kus

    sparti_kus Guest

    I got an error similar to that one when I did a freshie of XP Pro. I just burnt a fresh copy onto a blank CD and it worked fine. But yeah, if that doesn't work, I'd take it back and complain loudly.
     
  6. Captmatrix

    Captmatrix Guest

    I went back into the bios and configured the c: to load 1st... the install picked up right where it left off...

    everything installed fine after that.

    Thanks anyways guys!