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Cannot start XP SP3 setup

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#1 eshan4


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Posted 08 June 2010 - 03:02 PM


I wanted to install XP SP3 to my system. I tried using repair while windows is running and it says : An error occurred copying file a6zmyzah.sys to C:\$WIN_NT$.~BT\a6zmyzah.sys The file is missing contact your administrator and an option of retry, skip file and exit setup. And when i tried to boot install it said the same thing. Now my computer thinks i still wanna do the install even when i dont put the cd in as it asks me on boot to either start windows xp pro OR windows xp pro setup.


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#2 hamluis



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Posted 08 June 2010 - 03:53 PM

No Google hits on such filename...I suspect that you are infected.

For the record...why were you trying to reinstall XP?

FWIW: You can never repair or install XP from within XP.

Removing the attempted install of XP from the boot screen...can be done by the following: Removing the invalid entries from Boot.ini - http://windowsxp.mvps.org/bootopt.htm

I am now going to move your thread to one of our malware forums...where someone can try to help sort this out :thumbsup:.


#3 eshan4

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 01:29 AM

I was trying to upgrade to SP3 because Microsoft C# 2010 Express wont run on SP2. And if i am infected wouldn't it be better to format the C drive?? But in this case my XP SP3 cd does not boot.


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