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try the command line install and tell us your errors or when it stops.
Also make sure plug and play is turned off in the bios and make sure the hard drives are installed properly. Don't rely on M$ running to tell if its installed the right way. M$ does things much differently than linux.
i boot the install disk and went to the gui interface. i didn't see that option there, but when i go to select the packages to install, i found it listed, removed it and it does the same thing...i am going back to try it again...
No it shouldn't be a problem at all. Thats why its there. To make this easier.
It sounds like you either have a bad hard drive. You could find a manufactures utility to check it over and maybe fix it.
Or you have a bad burn to the cdrom. Have you tried unchecking the bad files or just skipping them when asked.
I too had this problem at one install and even after waiting and skipping the supposedly bad file the next one was bad and so on and so on.
It turned out I had a bad burn do to burning it to fast (12X) try reburning it slower.
If your getting errors at random parts of the install then I would say it was either memory chips or a funky cd drive but that doesn't sound like the case.