General discussion

repair win xp files not copying

for the repair option of an existing xp pro install, at about 65%, I start getting messages that various files are not copied correctly, 'the file setup placed on your hard drive is not a valid windows xp system image..... if you are installing from a cd there may be a problem with the cd...'
I've tried 2 different dvd's with the same result, however, different files.
is this indicative of a bad drive? bad sectors on the drive?

Discussion is locked
Reply to: repair win xp files not copying
PLEASE NOTE: Do not post advertisements, offensive materials, profanity, or personal attacks. Please remember to be considerate of other members. If you are new to the CNET Forums, please read our CNET Forums FAQ. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Reporting: repair win xp files not copying
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
- Collapse -
A clarification first

You said you'd tried 2 different DVDs. I'm hoping you meant CDs and not DVDs because I know of no copy of XP that came on a DVD. I can tell you, however, that I have seen installation errors caused by bad RAM. If you are using DVDs, however, your problem is there. If you're using known valid CDs, I'd get the HD manufacturer's diagnostics disk as well as download memtest86 and check the hard drive and RAM for problems.

- Collapse -
DVD is strange.

Never found XP on DVD yet.

Ok, copy failures can be bad ram, bad cd drive or a scratched CD. Tell more about this DVD.

CNET Forums

Forum Info