so, i got a few old parts from a seasoned computer veteran and assembled them. Im not really sure of the specs though apart from its like 128mb videocard, 256mb ram, 40GB hardrive. When i put it together it had ubuntu linux on it which i didnt really like so i decided to get xp. So i put in the disc, formatted the drive and then it tries to copy windows but it says cannot copy, check hardrive, it may be damaged etc. Seeing as though this was my first sort of computer build (its meant to be practice for when i buy my $$$ pc) im thinking i didnt connect the hardrive or cd drive correctly. I believe i noticed a problem earlier where i could not see files on a cd when i inserted it into the drive. I thought it must have been the incompatability between linux and windows files but maybe the cd drive is not corrected properly? Is the cd drive meant to be connected directly to the hardrive by a cable or something?
thanks for any help you can provide!