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Another one but this time an Error:

Copy Error

Setup cannot copy the file cmprops.dl_.

Ensure that the disk labeled 'Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 CD' is in the drive selected below or provide the location where the file can be found.

Copy files from:
[textbox] >> Browse
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You may have some RAM problem, then.
When you have a chance, turn the computer off, and re-seat RAM.
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What should I do with the error above^^? And, how do I reset the RAM?

Maybe because I have Media Center XP and not Professional XP?

Edited by Midnighter, 14 June 2009 - 11:18 PM.

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Something is going on here.
I'd take it easy from now on.
Rushing things may only bring more problems.

1. Run memtest: http://www.techspot....topic62524.html

2. Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech....ay.cfm?ttid=287
Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.
Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.
If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD, and make the CD bootable.

NOTE. If your hard drive is made by Toshiba, unfortunately, you're out of luck, because Toshiba doesn't provide any diagnostic tool.
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Okay, I'll just close the error window and turn off the computer while in Setup? THis won't damage anything would it?

I will most definitely do this tomorrow instead since it's getting pretty late. (I have finals tomorrow)

Thank you for the help and see you tomorrow.

>>>>>>

BTW, closing the error window brings a message: Do you want to continue SEtup without copying this file?

I chose No since I would like to re-do this tomorrow.

Edited by Midnighter, 14 June 2009 - 11:25 PM.

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Again, another error message:

"Copy Error
Setup cannot copy the file IEXPLORE.EXE

[blah]
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I just chose to turn the computer off completely while on Setup. I hope this is alright. It seems it's having a lot of Copy Errors. My guess (probably not the case) is that since it's upgrading to Windows XP Professional and my previous OS is Windows Media Center 2005?

Edited by Midnighter, 14 June 2009 - 11:29 PM.

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Just say no, and cancel setup.

Ensure that the disk labeled 'Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 CD' is in the drive

This is typical message for a computer with Media Edition. XP Pro CD won't work for the repair.

Not reset RAM, but re-seat. Remove, and put it back.
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I think you're due for clean install, but you have to test RAM, and hard drive first, so you won't waste your time.
Clean install manual: http://www.michaelst...nxpinstall.html
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Um, I don't know how to do that, maybe a guide (for re-seating)? I will most definitely be back tomorrow afternoon (after testing the RAM and such), good night sir and thanks.

Edited by Midnighter, 14 June 2009 - 11:31 PM.

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When you done with RAM, and hard drive test, and they check out OK, you may run into another problem.
It looks like XP Media Edition was originally installed. You can't use XP Pro for clean install, because XP Pro installation won't accept your Media Edition product key (ID).
You'll need to find recovery CD for your computer, or....your computer may have recovery partition (if it's in tact).
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My post #49, how to test RAM, and hard drive.
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The same CD that I used for the failed reinstallation (not the ISO) says on it's "up" side:

OPERATING SYSTEM - ALREADY INSTALLED ON YOUR COMPUTER
Reinstallation DVD - Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Version 2005 with Update Rollup 2.
*The software is already installed on your computer. Only use this DVD to reinstall the operating system on a Dell PC.


And it also has a CD-key on it. I assume this is different from the recovery CD? If not, then I probably don't have it (it, as in the recovery CD). (Unless I find it somewhere, but the chance of doing so may be slim)

Edited by Midnighter, 15 June 2009 - 08:29 AM.

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Run the Hard Drive Diagnostics, and Memtest, and report with the results.

your computer may have recovery partition (if it's in tact).

What is the model of your computer? (HP, Dell, etc.)

I assume you have a Dell computer.
Follow the steps here to reinstall the OS: http://support.dell....o...toggle=&dl=

If you do a recovery, all your data will be lost. Before you do this recover,y tell us if you have to save some data before you move on.
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Yes, I have a Dell computer. Data is fine since we backed up some files (although 2-3 month old files may be gone)

Is the reinstallation CD the same as the recovery cd? (Full description in post #57)
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Please run the hard drive diagnostics and Memtest. We can recover your data before we restore your computer.

Is the reinstallation CD the same as the recovery cd? (Full description in post #57)

The one you need to reinstall Windows is the reinstallation CD.
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