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Can't copy exe file from CD-r to HD

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Cash101010, Jan 20, 2004.

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  1. Cash101010

    Cash101010 Thread Starter

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    Here is my problem

    My previous OS was Win 98. My HD was 80 Gb partitioned in to the following C: 20Gb, D: E: F: G: H: I: 10Gb each.

    I formatted C: in NTFS and clean installed XP pro.
    All the other partitions are FAT32.

    I am trying to copy a 4Mb .exe file from a CD-r onto one of the partitions, but I keep getting an error message

    "Cannot copy file invalid MS-DOS function"

    In explorer if I right click -> properties on any folder the folder attributes are set to Read Only. I set the attribute to Archive or remove the Read Only but this doesn't to work. The attribute is always reset to Read Only.

    I log on as administrator but makes no difference.

    I am new to Xp but this is doing my head in.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
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  3. Rollin' Rog

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  4. zephyr

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    That's typical of XP and is by design. The fact that the attribute for all folders is "Read Only" it make no difference when manipulating them. I guess we could call that a harmless bug.

    As Rog notes, your other problem is likely to be either your CD disk or your CD-rom drive.
     
  5. JohnWill

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    All files are set to R/O on CD media for obvious reasons, they are! :D
     
  6. zephyr

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    Now John, quit that! ;) We we talking about ALL FOLDERS, even the ones on the HD.
     
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