I'm trying to install an OS on an old machine. When I try to install XP, the installer says "XXX file cannot be copied, try again, skip, or cancel?" to about 20-30 files. So the installation is bad when it finishes. For Win2k it's not quite as many failed copies, but the install is still bad. The same files refuse to copy every time I try to install each OS. If I change from NTFS to FAT, different files won't copy, but still the same ones each time for each file system. Strangely, win98 installs with no problems, but I despise win98 and don't want to mess with drivers for this machine. I'm thinking the HD is toast. Does that sound about right?