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It now comes to a page with the available partitions. Unfortunately, I could not find any information through the "Knowledge Base" which i cant even really consider it that anymore so this is my last resort. Reply With Quote December 28th, 2004,06:10 AM #4 jankerson View Profile View Forum Posts Super Moderator Join Date Jun 1999 Location North Carolina Posts 12,263 Best thing to do is not READ MORE © CBS Interactive Inc.  /  All Rights Reserved. this contact form

Why not read it up ? but after a few minutes, a blue screen appeared. Put the HDD from the Other machine (Which I know works) into my machine and tried installing. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

There are 0 registered and 914 anonymous users currently online. You say you had a virus. One of my two 1Gb memory module was defective. Preview post Submit post Cancel post You are reporting the following post: 'Setup cannot copy the file' while installing Windows XP SP2 This post has been flagged and will be reviewed

  1. Today I was loading XP Pro from a slipstreamed disk for dual boot with W7.
  2. It formats the hard drives as it should.
  3. If this fails then as mentioned above time for new RAM.
  4. You should try replacing your system RAM and run the Windows XP installation program again.
  5. I then removed the bad module and installed the three "known" good modules and the memory tested OK.
  6. AMD64 3200, 1 Gb Ram, ATI 9800xt(256) AMD 2700+, 1Gb Ram, Geforce4600 VIVO AMD 2000+, 1 1/8Gb Ram, ATI 8500 (128) AMD 1800+, 1Gb Ram, ATI 9600 pro(128) Intel 1.6Ghz (478),

I read you have to load factory setting prior to update, since that could not post for 4 days also tried all tricks no luck. I removed it and was able to format the partition and install the OS fine. Thanks JB Reply With Quote December 29th, 2004,08:08 AM #12 jankerson View Profile View Forum Posts Super Moderator Join Date Jun 1999 Location North Carolina Posts 12,263 Originally posted by jonny Your name or email address: Do you already have an account?

Shadow_Ops_Airman1 Mar 26, 2006, 11:46am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse Private Message - Add to Buddy List >>Re: "setup cannot copy file" error when installing windows XPwho is i had this problem a few days ago with a number of my computers. And if the Windows DVD is dirty, you have to clean it correctly. dig this share|improve this answer answered Mar 28 '11 at 21:18 emgee 4,0291426 add a comment| up vote -1 down vote Make sure that your Installation cd/dvd can support your hard drive type

I recently started having problems with the system shutting down, continuous automatic reboots, Blue screen etc. Do you have another Windows XP CD you could try? A bad ide cable.The details are a little sparse such as component age or why you are reinstalling.Bob Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Re : Try a "copy" No problems after that.PC specs in profile.

bossa ritchie Jan 10, 2005, 02:05pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse Private Message - Add to Buddy List >>Re: "setup cannot copy file" error when installing windows XPThis https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/884675 Installing Ubuntu will overwrite Windows on your 'C' drive, so it's worth trying as it's free, and only takes 20 minutes to do. When I have changed the boot order, I reboot. During the installation, from the cd, it tells me "setup cannot copy file [filename]".

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The thing is, I've retried installing it and sometimes, files that can't be copied will actually copy other times I try. It is really personal preference between NTFS and Fat 32. saying that it can't copy certain files on this install. http://discusswire.com/windows-xp/windows-xp-installation-error-cannot-copy-file.html I changed the HDD, resit the RAM, still the same problem.I will perform the RAM test and give you the results.

Still no luck, so put my old CD RW in another PC and tried installing it. xicemanx, Jan 26, 2008 #10 peaceseeker11166 Joined: Apr 24, 2008 Likes Received: 0 Ryan J said: I'm getting the same problem. A lot of the time this file can't be copied, but other times i've tried, it has copied!

Did the PC have XP 64 bit installed on it in the first place? (Before you embarked on your, "grand experiment" with Windows 10)?

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Unfortunately, I could not find any information through the "Knowledge Base" which i cant even really consider it that anymore so this is my last resort. You can use a virtual XP on a W10 computer to run any incompatible software. Stay logged in Welcome to PC Review! his comment is here Frank4d, Nov 27, 2005 Frank4d, Nov 27, 2005 #6 Nov 27, 2005 #7 YARDofSTUF [H]ard|Gawd Messages: 1,402 Joined: Jun 19, 2001 With these problems you had, did you reset the CMOS?

I downloaded and ran "Memtest86" (which I learned about from above) which detected faulty memory. The age range on these drives was 1-3 years old if anyone has any idea why this is please send me and email - also i'd love to know if thers reddhaus, Nov 27, 2005 reddhaus, Nov 27, 2005 #8 Nov 27, 2005 #9 reddhaus Limp Gawd Messages: 287 Joined: Feb 25, 2005 Frank4d said: This is a fairly common problem, caused add a comment| 5 Answers 5 active oldest votes up vote 2 down vote If you can't install an OS from scratch either: the installation media is bad the DVD drive

Intel I5 750 @ 2.67 Ghz, 4gb GSkill DDR3 1600, GB P55M-UD2, XFX Radeon 5850. , Seagate Constellation ES 1 TB, Seasonic Gold 620w, Win Vista Ultimate, Toshiba 32" HDTV E6750 I have setup Raid in the bios so the mobo see's the drives properly. It could be memory, but if you read post #8 above, I had an occasion when it was a dodgy cpu. Any ideas Bill? >-----Original Message----- >Installing XP - stops on the file WDMAUD.DRV --"cannot >copy file" Later, cannot copy DRIVER.CAB, then at least >10 others during the course of the installation.

Proved everything from a corrupt XP disc to possible damaged motherboard.. During the install delete the whole partition then make a new one. Here's how it works.