Question about AcerPower S285 (APS285UC3521) PC Desktop
I would check the quality of the hard drive another thing to try is to copy the files from the install cd to the hard drive ,make a folder called win xp then copy them into there and try to install from the hard drive files. you will need a windows boot disk, with smartdrv on it too, to do this as you will need to boot to dos to run the install. once in dos from bootdisc type smartdrv and press enter , if you dont run smartdrv first it will take a long time to copy the files now type c:\ and press enter then type cd c:\winxp\i386 and press enter then type winnt and press enter again and setup will start. If install failsusing this method then i would try pulling one of the ram cards out of the pc as that is another reason , that i have found, which corrupts files when they are being copied
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Posted on Mar 13, 2011
The message refers to the CD/DVD drive being unable to read from the CD itself. That could mean that either the disk is in bad condition and cannot be read (i.e. scratches, old disk, etc) OR that the drive has difficulty reading from the disk.
In the later case, it's the drive's fault and not the disk's (since you mention it's in perfect condition).
You could try cleaning up the drive but it's usually not worth it and since they're quite cheap, I would recommend getting a new DVD drive instead.
Hope that helps!
Posted on Mar 13, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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