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Fresh Install Of Windows Xp Home Edition W/ Errors

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#1 heavyjavadrinker


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Posted 15 March 2008 - 11:54 AM

i formatted my hard drive and did a new installation of Windows XP Home Edition.
when setup was copying files to the intallation folders there were 4 files that would not copy
even when it asked me to Retry. this is what the screen looked like:

XP Home Edition Setup

Please wait while set up copies files to the windows installation folders.

Setup cannot copy the file:


Setup cannot copy the file:


Setup cannot copy the file:


and Setup cannot copy the file:


the only thing i've done so far after installation is ad
the motherboard drivers, and Service Pack 2.

what are these files and what will they effect? will adding Service Pack 2 and any updates correct the problem?

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 01:27 PM

Does the Windows installation work OK? If it does, I'd suggest that it's OK to leave it as is. If you get an error later on you can replace the files as needed.

I'd suggest copying them off the CD "just in case" - but first clean the CD really well to help ensure that the copy is a good one.
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