Posted 22 July 2009 - 07:50 PM
"but I'll take the card out tomorrow and try that. I know the dvd drive is fine, as I just saved pics for a friend's daughter from her computer and burned them to disk, then read them off the disk. I've tried 3 different install disk"
You would think that a CD drive that works, burns/reads in Windows would br in A-1 condition but that isn't always so.
I've seen drives that worked perfect while birng used on Windows but wouls start installing XP & stall .
If removing the video card doesn't help I strongly suggest you get a different CD drive from somewhere & try it.
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