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It takes just 2 minutes to sign up (and it's free!). But yeah, once again thanks for your blog, saved me a lot of headache :) Reply Zero Signal June 7, 2011 at 21:09 To anyone viewing this thread, check out Poul's Now it says Copy error: Setup cannot copy the file sam.sp_ Retry or cancel. it was until i sought online help and ruled out any advice to do with the hard disk. check over here

TechSpot is a registered trademark. maybe that can solve your problems. Personaly had a similar problem, using a different drive (from my old computer) was able to install XP with no hustle. 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.

Ask a new question Read More Installation Problem Windows XP Related Resources Cannot play and copy only video files on my xp pc. Aug 11, 2004, 07:03pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse Private Message - Add to Buddy List Edited: Aug 11, 2004, 07:03pm EDT >>Re: "setup cannot copy file" error If the copy fails the usual culprits are:1. May 9, 2016 #9 lamentonegro TS Rookie The screenshot is May 9, 2016 #10 lamentonegro TS Rookie mike1959 said: ↑ Lamentonegro; You didn't say what your PC is, but one

The setup starts off by loading files (drivers etc). thanks to all of u GICHUKI, Aug 5, 2007 #8 xicemanx Joined: Jan 26, 2008 Likes Received: 0 Cannot copy files during xp intall I have the exact same problem Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other usersIllegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal contentOffensive: Sexually explicit or offensive languageSpam: Advertisements or commercial links Submit report Cancel report Track this discussion I followed these - I copied the CD to the hard drive after booting from a floppy, then followed the instructions to manually extract all the CAB files, and it worked.

around 20 of them. It was a little slow but no arguments from the install. then click enter ..to try again ...that might take you through ...or lead you to Another error ..you continue changing CDs until its done .... https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/setup-cannot-copy-the-file-while-installing-windows-xp-sp2-251354/ Memory, CD, optical drive in use and/or connection between optical drive and mobo may be defective... "I know nothing." Cheers.

its definatly something hardware that the BIOS isnt likeing though, not windows, my dad had this problem a month ago, one of his CPUs died (he had a p2 and p3 same exact thing.. When does TNG take place in relation to DS9? Sign up now!

I wanna try booting the CD from the CD ROM DRIVE but I don't know how, it doesn't work when I insert it in there. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/884675 You can copy them on a floppy drive or burn it onto a CD or DVD.5.After you have reinstalled Windows XP on your reformatted hard drive, click "No" when asked if The newly added RAM was bad and a 2nd replacement 128 MB of RAM worked like a farkin charm. Thanks again for taking the time to post your findings.

A lot of the time this file can't be copied, but other times i've tried, it has copied! check my blog I changed the CDROM and I tried several different Windows CDs, 32 and 64 bits, no luck. I can only think that its a motherboard problem - try updating your BIOS. I changed the HDD, resit the RAM, still the same problem.I will perform the RAM test and give you the results.

Thanks JB Reply With Quote December 28th, 2004,03:08 AM #2 insanityfell View Profile View Forum Posts BNL ROCKS!!! You should try replacing your system RAM and run the Windows XP installation program again. Next I took out my new HDD and put it in another machine, Installed XP with No Problem. http://stevemattley.com/setup-cannot/setup-cannot-copy-the-files.html As it turns out I had one (out of four) bad 256 Mb RAM module.

Terms of Use Privacy Policy Licensing Advertise International Editions: US / UK India Connect with us facebook twitter CNET Reviews Top Categories CNET 100 Appliances Audio Cameras Cars Desktops Drones Headphones Examine the CD surface for scratches. After i finished installing my computer, my DVD Drives didn't show up till now.

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Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. (LogOut/Change) You are Also I seem to remember that 32 bit systems can use up to 3GB of RAM, no more, but 64 bit systems will use all the RAM you fit to your Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed. Success.

The thing is, I've retried installing it and sometimes, files that can't be copied will actually copy other times I try. Share this:EmailTwitter Related Tags: driver, Setupapi.dll, windows Comments RSS feed 11 Comments: Poul Wittig June 7, 2011 at 12:24 Oh god, trying to re-install this printer which has a corrupted driver share|improve this answer answered Jun 5 '12 at 8:35 arash arzandehnia 1 add a comment| up vote -1 down vote It means that there is a problem with your system's Random have a peek at these guys 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.

Pff, and a genuine thanks to Google and you for this post ^^ Reply Zero Signal June 7, 2011 at 13:40 I'm glad it helped! In rare instances, it can be >caused by a defective CD. > > >Bruce Chambers > >-- >Help us help you: >http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm >http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html > >You can have peace. Discussions cover Windows 2003 Server, Windows installation, adding and removing programs, driver problems, crashes, upgrading, and other OS-related questions.Real-Time ActivityMy Tracked DiscussionsFAQsPoliciesModerators General discussion 'Setup cannot copy the file' while installing Karen peaceseeker11166, Apr 24, 2008 #11 psclaw Joined: May 12, 2008 Likes Received: 0 Cannot copy file on XP Install I have been chasing this problem for several weeks on

All Rights Reserved. I have and OEM install disk, and have tried to use it but it will not complete the installation process. current community blog chat Super User Meta Super User your communities Sign up or log in to customize your list. Exactly THIS issue was one of the sources to why I couldn't install a fresh driver, on top of all the other stuff.

Reply With Quote November 2nd, 2007,02:27 PM #14 dangerxzone View Profile View Forum Posts Junior Member Join Date Nov 2007 Posts 1 Can't read file XXXX I have the same problem. the windows10 install worked fine but 1st I do not have a license and 2nd the devices for sound, usb wintv und usb wireless were not recognised and slimdrivers did not I thought it was the RAM, but still wandering in the dark.