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Disconnect ANY other USB-drive like Backup Harddisks or Cardreaders.Try to reboot from USB-stick with TXT-mode of XP Setup and Select just your C: Drive as Install Partition,Select Quick Format with NTFS Help me get > rid of the ear ache my wife is giving me. > Phillips, Jul 25, 2004 #5 Guest Guest I would like to know if I get Help me get rid of the ear ache my wife is giving me. I changed the HDD, resit the RAM, still the same problem.I will perform the RAM test and give you the results. check over here

Also, leave PC2 without any devices attached (except: monitor, keyboard, ps2mouse). When I boot from the nice, clean, scratchless CD, setup begins. I was a little confused because Memtest86 pretty much just takes off when you start your computer (and, as he states on his website, will run indefinitely). So I decide to take the hard-drive out of the computer and put it in my computer (totally different computer). http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/128839-setup-cannot-copy-the-file-_defaultpif/

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Sign In Now Sign in to follow this Followers 0 Go To Topic Listing Install Windows from USB Recently Browsing 0 members No registered users viewing this page. Cookies Registration Notice Resolved Boot up stalled Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Spanner, 2013/08/28. 2013/08/28 Spanner Inactive Thread Starter Joined: 2006/08/27 Messages: 451 Likes Received: 1 Trophy Points: 108 Location: It asks where I want XP installed and begins copying files to the hard drive. If you have another drive try and use that.

I keep getting errors about not being able to copy files, about 10 in a row now. This rules out a fault with my CD RW. I next removed 3 of the 4 modules (leaving slot 4 occupied on my ABIT KG7 motherboard - I tried slot 1 first but received an error message stating to start I then removed the bad module and installed the three "known" good modules and the memory tested OK.

Turn off and swap the HDD in the PC2 and hope for the best. Is there a way to fix this or should I just install it on the hard-drive and then copy+paste the files from my hard-drive into the naughty hard-drive's windows folders? Check out the drive using the manufacturer's disk diagnostics: ExcelStore Fujitsu / Toshiba Hitachi/IBM Samsung, Seagate, Maxtor, Quantum Western Digital Support WindowsBBS Arie, #6 2013/08/30 Spanner Inactive Thread Starter Joined: Protect your PC! >http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/ > >--------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- > ><> wrote in message: > news:3cf001c4728a$67bc3f20$... > >| I'm not upgrading from Windows 98 or Windows Millennium >| Edition to Windows XP but

All Activity Home Member Contributed Projects Member Projects Install Windows from USB Setup cannot copy the file: _default.pif Privacy Policy Contact Us © 2001 - 2016 MSFN Community Software by Invision https://answers.yahoo.com/question/?qid=20081222085022AA18pUm For full access please Register. Cheers. ========================== Vu Nguyen Powerthink Melbourne ========================== Vu Nguyen Mar 02, 2006, 06:41pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse Private Message - Add to Buddy List >>Re: "setup cannot I retry, does nothing.

I am using the same winXP cd (which isn't scratched at all). check my blog NTLDR missing Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to Restart. I'm going to replace my RAM next. -DajutOsechki Dajut Osechki Jan 10, 2005, 11:30am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse Private Message - Add to Buddy List >>Re: "setup Thank you.http://maherz.softarchive.net/ August 09, 2011, 01:45 PMReply #147 Maher Administrator Posts: 795 Gender: Re: Windows XP Support Logged Please, DO NOT send messages for support!

We're a friendly computing community, bustling with knowledgeable members to help solve your tech questions. If not the memory could be at fault. Here are the files so far: ws2ifsl.sys _default.pif wscript.chm wscript.hlp wsecedit.hlp wsh.inf wshatm.dll wshcon.chm wshisn.dll wshnetbs.dll Why is it giving me these errors and will the install work if i keep this content Facebook Twitter Google+ YouTube LinkedIn Tumblr Pinterest Newsletters RSS Login Signup Help Legacy site Login Signup Home Topics Technology & Internet Operating Systems Windows _default.pif missing - xp setup Users: Threads:

could be scratched, or dirty. Bottom line: I think if you see red, that's a bad thing. Thanks again.

The installation disk is the same one that was installed before.

You > can press Esc to bypass that file. I'm out of ideas, someone help me.. Guest Guest With the purchase of a new hard drive, I have decided to upgrade from Win 98SE to Win XP Prof. Ask on the forums.

In all, setup has a >| problem with some 50 files (.dll, .hlp, .drv, .inf & >| others) My machine is an Athlon 1200 with an Iwill KK- 266 >| motherboard Next I took out my new HDD and put it in another machine, Installed XP with No Problem. Sign In Sign Up Home Forums Browse Back Browse Forums Rules Donation Activity Back Activity Unread Content Content I Started My Activity Streams All Activity Search Subscription Back Subscription Orders Manage http://stevemattley.com/setup-cannot/setup-cannot-copy-the-file-default-pif-usb.html Register a new account Sign in Already have an account?

what happened to the 112 GB master HD that the OS is on ? 'My Computer' shows C: as 112GB And a second drive ( Slave ?) not partitioned ( should error message ; incorrect functionthis happened after i was told installation will continue after restarti press ok - shuts down - when i restart it says installation will complete in 39 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 Arie Christer Donate WindowsBBS Forums > Operating Systems > Windows XP > Style Default Contact Us Help Home Top RSS Terms and Rules Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2016 XenForo Ltd.

I advised them to follow the instructions how to 'Clean install Windows XP' by MR Bill , and came to a halt at 'Windows Professional Set up' 'Setup cannot copy the CNET's LG V20 Giveaway We are giving away two units of the new premium phone from LG that comes with Android Nougat and two rear cameras. Just click the sign up button to choose a username and then you can ask your own questions on the forum. Newer Than: Search this thread only Search this forum only Display results as threads Useful Searches Recent Posts More...

Protect your PC! > >http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/ > > > >--------------------------------------------------------- > -------------------- > > > ><> wrote in message: > > news:3cf001c4728a$67bc3f20$... > > > >| I'm not upgrading from Windows 98 I am told this is an old 'Tiny' Midi that has been adapted by a friend and has worked ok for over a year, the changes were over a year ago, Reports: · Posted 4 years ago Top scorpion99 Posts: 1033 This post has been reported. Michael Caruso Mar 26, 2006, 11:35am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse Private Message - Add to Buddy List Edited: Mar 26, 2006, 12:22pm EST >>Re: "setup cannot copy