This may also be ram as well
I have tried windows installations that failed with data transfer errors, because of bad ram. Just something to check before giving up....
There may be a 2nd ram slot under the keyboard.. though I am not sure for that specific model.
One thing you can try is copying the win2k disk in another machine so that you have a fresh, unscratched copy. If the files still fail in the same locations, then this might be ram, and memtest is a good option.
A good tool for copying the disk is IMGBURN
- My statements do not establish the official position of Microsoft Corporation, and are my own personal opinion. (But you already knew that, right?)