Cannot copy files for XP Pro install
Posted on 2004-10-18
I am trying to install XP Pro on an older Compaq. It has enough speed, space, and Ram so XP can run. I have a completely wiped out drive. I tried loading from a new XP Pro CD (XP 1a) and when it says it is going to copy files to the system it keeps coming up with error messages saying it cannot copy a certain file to the system. It says hit enter to retry or f3 to escape. I hit enter and it may or may not work. If it does itr will go a little further then say another file cannot be copied. I figured it was the cd so I put another new cd in the drive and it did the same thing. Again not always the same files. Sometimes it would not be able to copy the file and i woulfd have to hit f3. I even tried a new cd rom drive and I still cannot load XP Pro. I ran diagnostics from Quantum (Maxtor) and it says hard drive is ok. Any ideas?