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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

    Jan 13, 2004
    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.
  2. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

    Dec 9, 2000
  3. zephyr


    Nov 5, 2003
    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.
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    All files are set to R/O on CD media for obvious reasons, they are! :D
  5. zephyr


    Nov 5, 2003
    Now John, quit that! ;) We we talking about ALL FOLDERS, even the ones on the HD.
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