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Does anyone have insight into why when I upgraded the hard drive and restored a system, all the restore CDs work except for the MS Works application. I thought maybe the CD was damaged but I was able to copy the data to a different system. So, I bought a copy of MS Office 2003 and that CD doesn't read either. It's strange, but it seems like only Microsoft cd's don't read properly (the installation freezes when files are being copied to the hard drive). Any thoughts?

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Failure to read from ‘SPECIFIC’ cd.
Not a drive problem and not a CD problem. I have seen this twice where the memory fas faulty. The restore process loads thousands of small files without problems. But installing ‘Works’ or ‘Office 2k3′ or any other major program puhes the operation into a bad memory space and the system hangs. You said you upgraded the Hard drive did you change the RAM as Well?

I hope this helps.

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  • Poppaman2
    I think Howard2nd is on the right track here. There may also be issues with the hard drive (even though it is new...). Try setting the virtual memory to a specific size (lowest amount = largest amount = 1.5x physical RAM is a good starting point), as this may stop the VM from growing onto damaged sectors. Regarding possible HDD issues - use any tool supplied by your HDD manufacturer (MaxBlast, SeaTools for example) and do a THOROUGH test (including empty space) of the drive. If this is a SCSI drive, use the tool(s) included in the SCSI HBA BIOS (for an Adaptec card, press "ctrl + A" after the system board boots - you should see a prompt). Of course, RAM is more than likely the issue here....
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