set is unable to install a clean copy of xp-professional sp2 on the machine
Posted on 2009-05-15
I bought a used compac dc5100 computer and it was running fine until it became infected by a nasty virus. I tried to reformat and start over and the intallation would freeze. I figured that since it was a used machine maybe I should just get a new replacement hard drive. When I did It formattted ok, but when trying to copy the xp files I go the error message "setup cannot copy the file gm.dls. Now I am back to square one asking myself the questions: Is the replacement HD bad? Does it have anything to do with a bad HD? Is the motherbaoard bad? IS the Windows CD media that I got form HP bad? Is the optical reader that is reading the disk CD bad? As you can see i need help to eliminate some of these questions and get to the root of the problem.