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"Cannot copy file: iastor.sys" - Help!


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That's great news. It probably means that the BIOS in your machine doesn't let you boot from the floppy, or at least isn't set to.
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I have exactly the same problem ...
:) 1 Meg kudos for reaching a solution ...

I've tried the the floppie disk install, and it works only partially for me ...

It installs the complete windows enviroment, BUT .....

I have Windows Media Center Edition 2005 and funny enough: the boot disk makes my MCE dvd a standard XP pro disk!!! :) (the MCE specific parts aren't installed and the system info sais it a xp pro instead of mce)

I've searched all over the microsoft site, but it mentions this nowhere ... there are no boot floppies specific for MCE.

Anyone a clue ?? :tazz:

My system info:
  • Intel 925xcv mainboard - (specs)
  • Intel P4 550 (3.4 GHz.)
  • 1024 Gb DDR2
  • 1x 160Gb 7200rpm WD => Boot
  • AHCI - Raid [stripe set]:
    - 1 x 250Gb 7200rpm WD
    - 1 x 250Gb 7200rpm Maxtor
  • XFX Geforce 6600GT PCI-e

Edited by Fido Dildo, 06 November 2005 - 12:11 PM.

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after 2 days of expirimenting, found a solution:
  • on the first (boot) diskette rename the txtsetup.si_ (like txtsetup.si_.bak)
  • locate the txtsetup.sif on your setup cd or dvd (in my case e:\i386\txtsetup.sif)
  • open the command console (start -> run -> cmd)
  • type the following command:
    makecab e:\i386\txtsetup.sif a:\txtsetup.si_

    offcourse: replace "e:\i386\" with the path to your txtsetup.sif
reboot using the modified disk ...

éh voilà ...
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Guys ... hold it.
It was very simple.
Change the boot order.cd FIRST, floppy second and then raid.
I was struggling for 5 hours and i tried everything.nothing is wrong with the floppy nothing is wrong with the disk.
I just create a floppy from my motherboards cd (boot from motherboard cd) and when I changed the boot order bung! everything was in order.
I just pickup a notice from a dialog here which in first sounded ridiculous, but that was the solution.
Hope this helps. It certainly helped me... Thanks.
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