I am trying to install Visual Studio 2008 Standard on an IBM ThinkPad T60 with 3Gb of RAM and 56Gb of free space on my hard drive running Windows XP Pro SP2. I place the CD in my CD drive, it spins up ( I see an hour glass for a secod or two ), and then nothing happens. I have loaded .Net 3.5 to see if that would solve the problem. It did not. Anybody with a clue as to why this is happening and the resolution to the installation problem your help would be appreciated.