Cannot copy files on XP install?????

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jonny b

Computer Doctor
#1
Doing a clean install of a laptop with 500mhz AMDk6 Compaq Presario, I am getting messings saying that it can't copy certain files on this install.
The first file needed was shell32.dll. There are others.
I had to hit esc to continue installing.

What causes XP not to find and copy files like this on a clean install?

I am now up to the screen that is passed the WinXP splash screen and it is loading stuff. Now it says Copy error: Setup cannot copy the file sam.sp_ Retry or cancel.

Why is this giving me grief? I did a complete format and not the quick one and am making it fat32 on a 5 gig hard drive.
 
insanityfell

insanityfell

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#2
I got the shell32.dll error once when reformatting also. I just reformatted once more and never got that message again. Never really new what it was all about, by the time I got it installed had forgotten all about it. Could be maybe a scratched disc, couldn't find any info on google.
 
Shinma

Shinma

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#3
Originally posted by jonny b
... saying that it can't copy certain files on this install.
The first file needed was shell32.dll. There are others.
I had to hit esc to continue installing...

That installation is likely toast.

Memory, CD, optical drive in use and/or connection between optical drive and mobo may be defective...
 
jankerson

jankerson

Super Moderator
#4
Best thing to do is not to just format the drive.

During the install delete the whole partition then make a new one.

Install the OS on the new partition.
 
Mikie

Mikie

New Member
#5
The copy is bad.

I had that several times, different files. Just try retry, or skip if you are desperate, just be prepared for some weirdness later, if it completes the boot.

I never solved my problem, I just ended up not using my disk (a slipstream) and using orginal media and SP2'ing after.
 
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jonny b

Computer Doctor
#6
Got 2000 to load just fine on the HD. It was a little slow but no arguments from the install.

With XP, actually got to the gui and it still wanted files so that install was toast. Tried it 3 times with formatting. Once with NTFS and then with fat32. It is now a 5 gig hd with fat32.

Is it better to have ntfs on such a small drive then fat32?
 
jankerson

jankerson

Super Moderator
#7
You have a bad disc then.

It is really personal preference between NTFS and Fat 32. I like to use NTFS whenever I can though.
 
DanceMan

DanceMan

Procrastinating Member
#8
Sounds like your problem was either the disk or the cdrom reading it, or the combination. But I had a similar situation and after trying a new cdrw, many differeint combinations of memory, I finally solved the problem by repalcing the cpu, coincidentally a K62 450 which had been heat stressed by a botched hsf installation.
 
jankerson

jankerson

Super Moderator
#10
Originally posted by jonny b
Just tried the XP disk on another computer and it installs fine.

Ok,

Looks like it maybe an issue with the CDROM not reading the CD correctly. :(
 
jankerson

jankerson

Super Moderator
#12
Originally posted by jonny b
It read 2000, my wireless software, Office XP so what about that?
Might be that disc you are trying to use also. I have seen that happen before. Maybe the drive is just having issues with that one cd.

Try another CD with Xp on it and see what happens.
 
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Martin_89

Active Member
#13
had that problem with an old PII 400MHz machine i was working on for a mate, his 98SE install was screwed so we tried to install XP but read errors all the time, got a Samsung CD-RW combo drive for him and the install went fine after that
 
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dangerxzone

New Member
#14
Can't read file XXXX

I have the same problem. go to: http://www.daniweb.com/forums/thread8356.html. I've tried four different CD drives. They all did the same thing.

it seems that this is most likely a problem with the memory stick. I'm going to buy a new stick tonight and retry. I'll keep ya'll posted.

Dangerxzone
 
DanceMan

DanceMan

Procrastinating Member
#15
it seems that this is most likely a problem with the memory stick. I'm going to buy a new stick tonight and retry.
Run Memtest86+. It could be memory, but if you read post #8 above, I had an occasion when it was a dodgy cpu. Memtest might pick that up. When you get those install error messages and it isn't the install media or the cdrom, it's some other hardware issue.
 

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