Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Cannot start XP SP3 setup


  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 eshan4

eshan4

  • Members
  • 8 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:03:21 AM

Posted 08 June 2010 - 03:02 PM

HI

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.

HELP!!!!!

Attached Files



BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 hamluis

hamluis

    Moderator


  • Moderator
  • 55,883 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Killeen, TX
  • Local time:03:21 AM

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:.

Louis

#3 eshan4

eshan4
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 8 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:03:21 AM

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.

Regards




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users