Thank you for your response. Yes, I can install all other components.
I was able to install everything on my desktop computer using the same cd, so there's nothing wrong with the installation cd.
For some reason, it just keeps giving me the error that I'm missing thew VSS Writer.
MSXML6 - setup finished
SQL Setup Support Files - setup finished
SQL Native Client - setup finished
OWC11 - setup finished
SQL Server Backward-Compatibility Files - Setup finished
SQL Server Books Online - setup finished
SQLXML4 - setup finished
SQL VSS Writer - setup failed
SQL Server Databases Services - setup failed
Workstation Components - setup failed
So, it's very puzzling that the cd works on the desktop but not on my laptop.