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

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lightingbird

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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?
 
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lightingbird said:
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?
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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