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Visual Studio 2008 Install Freezes Win XP Pro SP2 Machine

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.
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Make sure the media is ok - try the disc on another machine.  Check if you have a virtual drive installed, such as Daemon Tools - these can sometimes interfere with installations.  Is the CD drive able to read other CDs?
LHGoldsteinAuthor Commented:
There are no virtual CD drives and the drive reads all CDs / DVDs placed into it.  
Do you have other PC to test the Visual Studio 2008 disc? If so, try that see if the disc is fine.

I've got exactly the same problem.

- Burned nearly a dozen of VS 2008 DVDs with different machines.
- Tried several Thinkpad T43p, T60 and T60 laptops with Win XP SP2.

All the DVDs work perfect on any Workstation, but not on these types of laptops.

Tried it with Visual Studio 2008 Architect and Visual C++ Express 2008..

Thanks for your advice,
I had the same problem: I could install Visual Studio 2008 on a no-name desktop, but not on my new T61p or my old T42p.

I solved the problem and was able to install by simply making a copy of the install DVD without the autorun.inf or autorun.exe files from the top level directory of the disk.  When I inserted this new DVD in my Thinkpad and ran setup.exe everything installed just fine.

Best of luck!


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