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Setup cannot copy files????

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by EarthWorm, Mar 14, 2007.

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  1. EarthWorm

    EarthWorm Thread Starter

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    Windows XP Pro

    So it's like this, I was reinstalling windows but error messages popped up saying that the
    following files were missing and could not be copied even tho when I check there were indeed there on the disc. Can anybody explain why?

    migregdb.ex_.
    icwconn1.ex
    icwconn2.ex
    inetwiz.ex
    icwhelp.dl
    icwconn.dl
    icwutil.dl
    icwrmind.ex_.
    icwdl.dl_.
    icwx25a.du_.
    icwx25b.du_.
    icwx25c.du_.
    icwip.du_.
    phone.ic_.
    phone.ve_.
    state.ic_.
    msicw.is_.
    msn.is_.
    support.ic_.
    msobshel.ht_.
    isignup.ex_.
    icwtutor.ex_.
    icwres.dl_.
    trialoc.dl_.
    oobeinfo.in_.
    oemlogo.gi_.
    mouse.ht_.
    isp.ht_.
    oempriv.ht_.
     
  2. jwinathome

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    First things first...try another CD...if that doesn't work, try another CD-ROM, if that doesn't work, check the IDE cable. This problem usually ends up being a hardware issue, however, it could be as simple as a corrupt install CD. Let us know.
     
  3. EarthWorm

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    It's not the CD. I have two of them one for my desktop and another one for my laptop. I don't think it's the CD-ROM either cuz I'm able to read other CDs. And it's definitely not the IDE cable.

    I've already tried reinstalling windows at least 3 times yesterday but encountered the same error message so then I copied migregdb.ex_. into the hard-drive using Ultimate Boot CD. When I reinstalled windows again the first error message came up asking for migreddb.ex which I then browsed and got from my hard drive. It worked and the file copied so I then stopped the reinstalling and moved all of the other files that could not be copied to my hard drive but none of the others worked.
     
  4. Old Rich

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    That is usually a memory error problem . . if there is any mismatch in the memory sticks, try taking one out and trying again . . if that does not help, download and run memtest86 to check the memory
     
  5. EarthWorm

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    The memtest didn't came up with any errors.

    Any other suggestions?
     
  6. bbearren

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    Have you cleaned the CD?

    Don't laugh (or curse), this is the most common solution I've encountered with this problem. Just because you can find the file name on the CD doesn't necessarily mean that all the 1's and 0's in the file are going to make the checksum come out right.
     
  7. EarthWorm

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    Nope. It's not that. I already tried to get the files from my other CD for my desktop.
     
  8. jwinathome

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    Motherboard.
     
  9. bbearren

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    But, have you cleaned either CD?
     
  10. Old Rich

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    Have you looked the motherboard over for bulging capacitors?
     
  11. kiwiguy

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    I have to agree with simpswr here, that faulty RAM is the most common reason.
    Only at OS install time does all RAM get used in such a critical manner.

    Even though it passes Memtest, if it is possible to remove one stick at a time I would do so.
     
  12. skipg

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    I just encountered the same issue described in the original post. The list of files not copied are part of Internet Explorer 7, which explains the error. The files not copied are in the file setuperr.txt located in the %windows% directory, and I verified that the files existed in the correct directories after the repair.

    I hope this helps someone else looking for the explanation...

    --Skip
     
  13. Rich-M

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    You are ruling out things that do cause these issues without trying other solutions and that is why you can't complete the install. Whether cd rom plays other cd's is irrelevant to the install issue, that places much more stress on the drive.
    The causes of this are cd, dc drive, memory or hard drive and it really does boil down to one of those so pick it! The way to find out, try others of the hardware in question.
     
  14. Bodragon

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    I have the same problem. Trying to do a repair install from an SP3 slipstreamed CD. Not exactly the same files as others but around 50 odd. Also copied i386 folder from CD to hard disk (C:\i386) and tried an "upgrade install from there". Guess what? Same problem. Although the bunch of files was slightly different, many files would not copy with the "Setup cannot copy file xxxxxxxx.dl_. Ensure that the location specified below is correct... ...etc" error message. Guess what else? Browsing to the Windows\System32 folder sometimes the relevant file is already there (correct/latest version), and sometimes it's not. I'm baffled. My temporary solution is to make a note of the files that wouldn't copy and were not already present in the System32 folder and then do a manual expand and copy from the C:\i386 folder after installation completes. - That's assuming the uncopyable files are all destined for the System32 folder. I'm tearing my hair out, but such is my life...
     
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