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I Got a new windows xp CD...STILL HAVE ERRORS!


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Peepo28

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I deleted all partitions with fdisk, I was told I needed to get a brand new microsoft xp cd, did all of that...and STILL HAVE AN ERROR MESSAGE WHEN IT GETS TO "INSTALLING START MENU ITEMS" :tazz:

IT SAYS:

Copy Error

An error occurred while copying file filelist.xm_.

Cannot copy file to destination directory.

Click Retry to retry the operation or click Cancel to cancel.



I clicked retry a nd got the same error message. Hopefully someone is willing to help me. This is getting ridiculous. I'm broke AND my laptop is broke.
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I wonder if your cd reader/burner is okay?
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well i think its fine because it boots the cd. it just for some reason has errors when it gets to this part of installing the start menu. the laptop is only a couple of months old. what i'm doing now is (this is probably not right but i wanted to give it a try) clicking cancel and allowing it to install without those copies.

hopefully i can then at least get windows up and running, and whatever is missing, i can download from the microsoft website or something <sigh>
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bump :tazz:
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bumpity bump!! <sniff> :tazz:
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Either the files aren't being read from the cd or they aren't being written to the hard drive! Did you find any errors on the drive?
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well, previously, my computer crashed. It would only go to a black screen with weird numbers. So i deleted all partitions so I could start from scratch. then i bought the xp cd, and tried to install it. so i have no idea.
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well, previously, my computer crashed.  It would only go to a black screen with weird numbers.  So i deleted all partitions so I could start from scratch.  then i bought the xp cd, and tried to install it.  so i have no idea.

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You can go to the disk drive makers website and download diagnostic software to a floppy, run the software to test your drive before wasting more effort on what might be unfixable.
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My friend is trying to help me. He said:

What you can try is to boot the XP CD and select Recovery console. At the command
prompt, create a directory on the C: drive called cd_install. Then copy the entire I386
directory from the CD to c:\cd_install as follows:

I'm assuming here that your CD drive is D: so substitue the correct drive letter.

copy d:\i386\* c:\cd_install\ /s/h/r/i/k/e/y/c

Watch the copy process and note any errors (the /c switch tells xcopy to ignore errors
and keep going so you need to record them to correct later). If there are any, retry
copying just that file or directory several times, you may get lucky and it will
work once.

If it all copies, install from the harddrive:

c:
cd cd_install
winnt

That's it.

but with my computer, i dont think it recognizes the asteriks * so it keepts saying that the parameter is not valid. anyone know anything about this?
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You can try and install and ignore the files then try and install them later with
sfc
You say you bought a new cd do you still have an old one?
if so when you get to the file that won't load swap cd's
I have the same problem with one of my programs

Edited by peterm, 22 July 2005 - 08:47 PM.

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thanks peterm, i'm gonna try that right now
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the command is
copy d:\i386\*.* c:\cd_install\ /s/h/r/i/k/e/y/c


This will only work if the drive is formatted, though. You did get to that point of the install, correct.

This method has the virtue of copying files more slowly then windows setup, and a slower copy may succeed where the other failed. Another option is to isntall the drive in a different computer and do much the same thing.
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Just wanted to let everyone know that I ended up bringing my laptop to get fixed and even though it cost $300 :tazz: my computer is as good as new :) The problem was the hard drive. It was practically dead when I finally brought it in to be fixed. So all is well....I'm poor...but I have my computer to make me feel better. hehe. Thank you everyone who helped me!
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