1. I duplicate the XP CD and use the copy.
2. I clean the CD lens.
3. I swap the CD Drive for one of those under 20 buck DVDRW drives.
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=BLK-SHM-165H6S-DO-R&cat=DVD for example.
I inherited my parents old computer and I wanted to re-load the OS so that I could have a clean slate to work with. When I boot from the installation CD It gets to the setup screen where I have three options. Install, Repair, or quit setup. The screen always freezes on this page. I thought that the problem might be the CD reader so I tried to install Windows 98 and that installed fine. What do you guys think my problem is?