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Windows installation problem : cannot access drive device i/o error... help!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by lightingbird, Jan 17, 2007.

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  1. lightingbird

    lightingbird Thread Starter

    Jul 7, 2003
    A friend of mine is having a problem installing windows xp on his computer. Its a odd situation. It is on a dvd and he keeps getting this error when he tries to intall it. He gets this error:

    cannot access drive device i/o error

    He can run any other dvd fine and watch dvds on this computer with no problem. He can even put the windows dvd in any other computer and it runs fine. He can't even access the files on the disc.

    Anyone know a way around this and why its doing this?
  2. steven1350


    Jun 3, 2006
    I bet he has an illegal copy, since windows xp does not come on a dvd. If by a stroke of God its somehow legal, get another disc, as it sounds like this one is corrupted.
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