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hi there!

i just built a new pc, and i try to install windows XP, and i put the disk in, and it comes up with the boot so forth and so on...then when it says "setup is copying files" it comes up with "set up cannot copy ______" for 50-60 files, and windows dosen't install....any suggestions? the disk isnt scratched, its new, and ive tried 2 copies so far and both do the same...
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hi there!

i just built a new pc, and i try to install windows XP, and i put the disk in, and it comes up with the boot so forth and so on...then when it says "setup is copying files" it comes up with "set up cannot copy ______" for 50-60 files, and windows dosen't install....any suggestions? the disk isnt scratched, its new, and ive tried 2 copies so far and both do the same...
Have you got a spare DVD drive you can swap it with? See if that is the problem.
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I'm not positive on this, but if two separate copies are having problems, it might be the hard drive.

But i'm pretty sure there's no way for you to test if windows can load on another hard drive to make sure that's the problem.

Oh wait....can't you run chkdisk from the windows install CD? I can't remember haha
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i don't have one.... could tat be the problem??
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Hmmm, I'm surprised that didn't work. Try a different CD again, and if that doesn't work, you need to check and see if its your HD, which it might be. It is possible that it is the optical drive as well. I would try swapping them both out if you can.
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i don't have one.... could tat be the problem??
You don't have a DVD drive?? Well of course that's a problem, as windows install disks are usually on DVD.
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You don't have a DVD drive?? Well of course that's a problem, as windows install disks are usually on DVD.
Hehe, i thin he means he doesn't have a spare one

Yes the DVD drive could be the problem if the laser is damaged.

And also, the HDD could very well be the problem as well

try and see if you can burn a copy of the disk like a guy above me said. That seems like your cheapest method for now.
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post #8 of 11
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ok...ive tried another cop and it still does not work.....???
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hmmm...i think its the hard drive.... not good, just bought a new one haha aw well...thanks so much guys
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Yeah, try to get ahold of another CD-ROM drive.
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