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Trying to install XP SP2


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Hello, I recently bought a new drive and a fresh copy of XP SP2 and am having problems installing. Everytime I try to install, it says that certain files could not be copied from the CD. I have no clue what the problem could be as everything I have is spankin new.
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Look at the manufacturer's site for a drive utility which includes a write zeros option, use its full option, and also use the default NTFS long, not quick format during the installation of XP

If the drive manufacturer does not have a utility, use boot and nuke, again using a thorough mode (3 passes)

Either option will add 8 hours to the process and you will need to check the XP format is creating a RAW1 partition on C and if it is any different, press the reset button immediately to restart the installation

http://dban.sourceforge.net/
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I've already done the write zero function and the partition is RAW1 on C: and it is still giving me these "could not copy errors". If it matters, the drives im using are a DVD-ROM and DVD+RW. Although ive tried it on them bothe and no difference.
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Check the CD is spotless

Contact your local Microsoft Office to ask for a replacement CD
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