I've been trying to install winxp for 4 days now and its driving me nuts. It wont go past the first restart. Thought it might be the cd so I tried my friends but same thing happened. Bought a new HD but same thing happens. Tried different ram but same damn thing. I insert the cd and says hit any key to boot from cd.... ok fine. asks what type of file system and all the partition junk. Formatts HD then starts copying files. It does the auto reboot and thats it...bam...dead! It starts back up saying "press any key to boot from cd...." If I hit a key it goes thru same process but if I wait a few seconds it says "A DISK READ ERROR OCCURRED, PRESS CTRL ALT DELETE TO RESTART" The cd doenst pick back up where it should. It couldnt be the cd-rom drive could it since it starts reading the cd at first and copy's some files from it?