setup

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by McGuyver, Oct 10, 2002.

  1. McGuyver

    McGuyver Guest

    I'm trying to install an OS. I was using ME and wanted to go back to 98SE. The setup kept stopping and I re-formatted. I decided to go to XP Pro to see if it would go through. The setup stopped and it said "File setupdd.sys could not be loaded. Error code is 4". Could anyone tell me what this is? Could it be RAM? :confused:
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    See if you can find something here.
     
  3. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    If you are doing an upgrade to xp pro have a look at 'You Receive a File Copy Error During Setup' over here.

    Also give the disk a clean.
     
  4. joey

    joey Guest

    if you sure you don't need anything in you C drive, try delete the "primary dos partition" and add it again.

    It should let u install win 98
     
  5. joey

    joey Guest

    But becareful!

    I had Win ME and wanted to put back Win98, got the similar problem. It wasn't success in the first time.

    So, I tried to formatted it, then I could install win 98.

    But the problem is if you have other partitions already there when you install Win ME, you won't able to access those files on that partitions after you put back win98.
     
  6. joey

    joey Guest

    Try format it first. If still no good, then try del & add the primary dos partition --> format that partition --> install winXP

    Install winXP and update it service pack 1. It is much stable than win98/ me.
     
  7. McGuyver

    McGuyver Guest

    Thanks for the info. The problem is that I can't setup any OS. The only OS that I was able to load was DOS 6.22. I then formatted the entire drive and tried to load 98SE and the setup stopped at SCANDISK. It said; Standard Mode: Bad fault in MS-DOS Extender Fault: 000D Stack Dump: 030C 0000 0070 Raw Fault Frame: EC=E6EC IP=244B CS=0053 FL=3086 SP=0052 SS=004B. Remove all floppies from the machine and hit any key to restart. I then went to XP PRO. It started to load files then stopped and said File setupdd.sys could not be loaded Error code is 4. Remove all floppies and hit any key to restart. I believe it could be one of the SDRAM sticks. I appreciate the help and it made me look in another direction then the way I was going. Thanks.
     
  8. joey

    joey Guest

    If u suspect it's RAM's problem, use a RAM testing program such as Memtest86 v3.0
    can be download from http://www.memtest86.com/#download0

    after you put the files into a floopy, just boot up the pc from the floopy drv and it'll start scanning all the RAMs:)