Windows Xp Setup Cannot install this hardware

June 21, 2009 at 17:46:22
Specs: Windows XP
I recently tried to do a Fresh install of Windows xp pro on a gateway desktop. After going into the windows setup i revived an error message saying Cannot Install This Hardware. There was a problem installing this Hardware: System. I have been working on computers for a few years now and have never seen anything like this. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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June 21, 2009 at 20:26:08
since you are doing a clean install...use a third party drive utility to fix and repair your harddrive by formatting it aq couple of times as well....left over remnents from a poor formatting will sometimes cause this!

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June 22, 2009 at 19:09:11
thanks for the help i tried this twice with the same result. I used the Boot and Nuke feature on UBCD 4 WIN. Also i have tried changing ram, HDD, Psu and unplugged all unnecessary components. If anyone else has any suggestions it would be greatly appreciated.

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