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Slow while copying windows xp setup files

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I hava a Dell DImension 3000 and im trying to install a fresh copy of Windows XP home. When getting to the copying files process, its very slow. It took 4 hours to get just to 30% Any ideas why this is happening?

I replaced the cd-rom drive and the ide cable. Also i replaced the Hard drive ide cable as well. The hard drive is a western-digital WD400.
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I would download the diagnostic utility for Western Digital...


http://support.wdc.com/download/

Thats the first thing that comes to mind...
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Also, run a test on the Memory....

MemTest86
http://www.memtest86.com

Burn the .iso to a CD, and boot to it....Run an extended scan and let it run for a while........
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If this is a factory Dell build you should be able to boot to the diagnostics CD or partition.  You can run the hardware and memory diagnostics from there.  Press F12 at the dell splashscreen on startup to get the boot options.
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by:Kenneniah
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Personally I'd go with John's advice. Dell and other OEM's diagnostics are usually fairly worthless. I've seen many computers pass their diagnostics, only to have Memtest86 or a hard drive manufacturer's diagnostic find the errors.
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Replaced the mobo and that fixed it.
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Points are for efforts.  Thanks for your time.
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