installation error for battlefield 1942?

im trying to install battlefield 1942 onto my computer with windows xp. i just defragged it, and theres sufficient space for the game. when i insert the disk, it asks me to choose language (check) then "install" (check) then as soon as it loads up the install wizzard, i gett an error message saying "An installation support file could not be installed. Catostrophic failure." sometimes when i restart the computer and the message goes away but when it is 30% loading i get another error message saying "Speciefied componet cannot be found in media. An attempt was made to access a componet that does not exist in the named media". i believe this is a disk read issue but what can i do to fix the thing?