- Feb 27, 2018
My grandpa passed away a few months ago and one of the things I inherited was his hoard of PC parts. 10 or so old motherboards, 20 or so brand new in box AMD Athlon XPs, a bucket of assorted PCI cards, 30 or so CD drives, and enough hard drives to start my own server farm I swear. I got a beige ATX case on eBay and using some of these parts I built a functioning PC. I had to solder new capacitors onto the motherboard as most of the old ones were bulging but it works! Well, at least it powers on for now.. Powered by an Athlon XP 2600(?), has 3 CD burners, 2 hard drives, a soundblaster Audigy 2 ZS complete with the 5.25" front interface panel, and 2 ATI Rage 3D video cards! Only issue I am running into is getting Windows installed. Every time I try to install it, it keeps running into this one .DLL file on the disc it can't copy over for some reason. It lets me hit enter to retry but after so many retries it just BSODs and I'm back to square one. It gives me the option to skip that file and keep going but I'm weary on trying it. Should I try another XP install disc or could I try skipping the uncopyable files and once everything else is installed I could run startup repair to try and copy what got missed on the first go?