I am having the same exact problem. I have also tried various XP cds and nothing works. I tried a different cd-rom drive and it still didn't work. I have the Asus A8V Deluxe motherboard, WD 80gb hd, NEC 3520 dvd burner, 512mb ddr ram. It keeps giving me errors when trying to copy the setup files to the hard drive...saying something about not copying XXXXX file correctly. Press enter to try again. When I press enter, sometimes the file copies correctly, but then it will stop again saying another file didn't copy right. Frustrating. Please help!!!