"File setupdd.sys could not be loaded. The error code is 7. Setup cannot continue". Got any idea what I need to do?

Have put a new hard drive on my laptop and want to install XP on it got this message:

"File setupdd.sys could not be loaded.  The error code is 7  Set up cannot continue.  Press any key to exit."

Got any ideas what I need to do?

 

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Have put a new hard drive on my laptop and want to install XP on it got this message:

"File setupdd.sys could not be loaded.  The error code is 7  Set up cannot continue.  Press any key to exit."

Got any ideas what I need to do?


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Same problem here.  Windows XP setup on old Dell Dimension with a new hard drive.  Various messages like above during the install process.  Same problem on several Windows XP bootable discs that have been used before, home and professional.  Found several forums where the recommendation was to replace the RAM.  Removed original 2 x 256MB DIMMs and replaced with 2 x 512MB DIMMs.  Once RAM was replaced, setup continued as normal.  Seems bad RAM was the problem.

 

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