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Can't Inatall Windows XP

It says "Can't copy files", during the preparing to Install stage.
I changed HDD,CDRom Drive and CDRom. But it didn't resolve the problem.

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Re: Can't Inatall Windows XP

Check your system bios and make sure built in anti-virus is not turned on. Have seen it where it will not allow files to be written to the hard drive. If not I would say windows disk is damaged

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