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(NT) setup cannot copy the file
I found a way ....
I have same problem on installing F6 prompt based setup on Win XP. I found a solution like that way: I used nlite 1.0 RC3 from www.nliteos.com for integrating SATA Drivers to my XP CD. I build up a floppy disk with Intel ICH6R SATA RAID drivers included and integrated these driver to my XP Install CD. Now I don't need any F6 prompt for installing SATA drivers and Windows installation works fine.
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Isn't about time Microsoft fixed this issue?
This is not Microsoft issue....
I thing this is not Microsoft issue. There is so many company building these kind of chipsets.
Let's compare Apple and Microsoft.
Both make an OS.
One glides on. The other requires a lot of searching and work.
-> Given decades, why hasn't Microsoft provided a decent OS installer?
After slipstreaming the Raid Driver I still get errors.
I'm trying to reformat a family member's Dell (somebody shoot me) and I at first was getting the iaStor.sys error. That was easily solved by downloading the raid drivers and then slipstreaming them into an ISO using nLite.
Now I opened a whole new barrel of monkeys. Windows will now fully install and get past basic configuration, but when it goes through final reboot sequence and then loads windows I get to a desktop w/ no windows bar @ the bottom and a single error in the middle of the screen saying "File dspdsblr.exe could not be found. Please check your spelling is correct and try again". If I click ok it goes to blue screen of death and I cuss at that pile until I feel like trying to compile ANOTHER ISO... So far I've been doing this for about 8 hours and I'm at my wits end. If anybody has any suggestions for getting past this dspdsblr.exe error I'd most appreciate it.
Are you turnbrend ?
You probably should have started your very own post.
Sadly, nLite installs are hard to find support for. Since it's a Dell (which one I can't find in your post) I usually use Dell's install for the supplied OS and it works. Your story is a bit light.
ICH9R load problem solution
I spent so much time trying to solve exact same problem, the floppy which was created with Asus utility didn't work and I had same message "Setup cannot copy the file: iaStor.sys". Finnaly I found solution on http:/www.computers777.com
They have a free downloadable file. Download it and unpack driver files and directories to the floppy drive.
These files actually the same files what Asus gives you for ICH9R raid.
After I copied these files and directories to the floppy Windows setup didn't give me these stupid errors. I waste too much time, so I thought it can be helpfull.
Your post confuses me.
You posted a link to http:/www.computers777.com but when I clicked the link I got a redirect to an online store at;
Why is that?
Also, that online store seems to have very little to offer on that opening page, except a copy utility and a promise of a Sudoku game maker in the future. That doesn't seem to be much of an online store to me.
I missed the link on the main page to the driver package, so after using the site's search facility I found the driver package you mentioned, but the price is $0 and shipping is $0. Why have an online store where the cost of something is free?
To obtain that package I had to "Add to cart", (a $0 price item), and then complete my shipping details eg name and address. Why?
Then on re-checking I found the driver package on the main page, available as a free download. Why does a store have a free download offer?
I don't understand this site, nor your involvement with it. Please explain to me why I should not delete your post as a site promotion advert.
I don't care if that online store has little to offer
Mark, I don't care if this online store gives something for free, that's not my business. Why does a store have a free download offer?
I don't know, you ask them if you wish. You can find a lot of stuff for free these days online I guess.
I had trouble with raid drivers installation and found that download. I downloaded and created floppy disk, it solved my problem. I thought that it can be helpfull. Somebody had a trouble with Windows XP Setup installation, so I posted what I did to solve that problem.
Yes, but BE CAREFUL filling out that form!
I'm glad that people can get help there, and it seems a good resource for those having such problems -- thanks for sharing it. But unlike some open freeware or donateware sites that are clearly hobbies for the site owner, these folks are in business. Mark is entirely correct in his instincts; redirection and having to fill out a form with some identifying information are both huge yellow flags, at the least.
And it goes w/o saying that you should never provide any even more sensitive REAL personal information to a site whose trustworthiness has not been verified.
I'm sure you've already considered some of these issues, but I want to include this warning for all the folks who merely read this thread, and don't actively participate in the discussion.
Thanks for being a CNET member, and sharing your experiences.
-- Dave K
Link didn't ask me any suspicious questions
I am agree with you, you never know who you deal with on an Internet. In that case I looked at that site and for me it looks like somebody tried to create a site and just not finished yet. The link I recommended to download the RAID files actually doesn't ask you name or address. Probably products downloads, I don't know. It's understandable if they are not free, so probably something wrong with the site if it does same when products are not free.
Creating floppy with ICH9R drivers
I compared files what I downloaded and I realise that it's easy to make that floppy:
If you already made a floppy with drivers using utility:
1. Create folder $OEM$ on a floppy with drivers.
2. Create folder TEXTMODE in folder $OEM$, so structure will look like $OEM$\TEXTMODE
3. Copy files (not move, but copy!)
to the folder TEXTMODE.
Now Windows Setup will find all files fine.
MB0102 is Genius!
I was virtually banging my head against the wall trying to install WinXP Pro SP3 on RAID0 on my new ASUS P5Q Deluxe motherboard. I kept getting the "can not copy iastor.sys error, followed by a BSOD.
I followed the instructions posted by MB0102 and it finally installed.
Thanks for the help!
Thank computers777.com, not me
Thanks, but it was not me who solved the problem.
I found it on computers777.com site.
Quit promoting computers777.com!
Just kidding MB0101, I was just reading the previous posts and got a kick out of it. Actually, amazingly this solution works! I too tried to download the driver like you posted earlier and it didn't ask me for name, email, or ANY information at all. Maybe they have changed their site since the previous response. I have trouble accepting that microsofts windows installation is so poorly written it cannot find the file on its own and that you cannot specify where the file is located. Bad programming!
Anyway, I think you ought to just take credit for the solution yourself since you did find it. I already had the latest driver downloaded from Intel's own site, and I made an installation disk as they instruced and it still didn't work. Four hours later I read this post and then I copied the files I had downloaded from Intel to a directory named "$OEM$\TEXTMODE" and it worked!!! So thank you for your post, even if it did promote a site.
THIS IS IT!!!!!!!
MB0102 has it CORRECT!!! I have searched for this for a while. Anyways, I went a little excessive and with a Gigabyte MB used their utility and created the F6 raid floppy driver. I got the message "setup cannot find iastor.xxx" later in the XP install. I then when back to my working machine, pulled up the floppy in a DOS window and did as MB0102 had suggested...with extra.
note:disk was already made, iaStor.xxx files are in root directory
a:\> md $OEM$
a:\> cd $OEM$
a:\$OEM$> copy a:\
rem this copies all of the root dir files to this sub-dir..then,
a:\$OEM$\TEXTMODE> copy a:\
rem I copied the files again to this directory also, as per MB0102's instructions
either way, IT WORKS!!!!
The reason microsoft hasn't fixed it...they don't have to. When you are that big, you don't have to care...they just show it.
Right on the Money!
After spending several hours each night over the past week, I finally found what I needed right here on your message board. I just felt compelled to say thank you for the fix on the WinXP install on SATA drive. I was pulling my hair out over this issue. It seemed that with each fix I read about, a new issue sprang out of it. FINALLY I find this post and BANG!...just like that; I'm up and running. Thank you all so very, very much for providing this forum and keeping this post up for idiots like me to find! Oh...and about the Microsoft comment; my WinXP disc is a little older than SATA technology (I think); and I think the reason they make it so hard to figure out is so that you'll go out and buy their new upgraded product...marketing genious actually...and a shrewd business scheme. Guess that's why Bill has a mound of cash and I'm posting thank you's on this forum. Thanks again and have a good one.
Difficulty creating floppy with ICH9R drivers
I am having extreme difficulty trying to get Windows XP Professional installed. My computer is a Compaq Presario v6105nr running Windows XP Media Center Edition, which is working fine but the install was botched due to a reinstall I had to do.
I downloaded the six files - iaahci.cat, iaachi.inf, iastor.cat, isator.inf, isator.sys and txtsetup.oem - onto the A:\ floppy drive. I went to make the $OEM$ folder from the root A:\ and made the TEXTMODE folder within the $OEM$ folder. I tried to copy the six files to the TEXTMODE folder (not move, but copy) but I got a disk full message (my floppy drive is 1.44 MB).
I'm having same problem - no room on the floppy....
What size floppy are these other folks using? I've run outta space just like you did. Anybody around who can answer this or offer a workaraound?
Had same problem
Try making only $OEM$ directory and TEXTMODE directory but not copying driver files into $OEM$ directory, only on TEXTMODE, it worked fine for me.
CNET and MC0102 Saved me!
Thank you both for, 1 keeping this post alive and 2 posting the disc instructions that appear to have since been removed from the original linked site in this thread. This set up worked when I was trying to install the RAID drivers for an Asus A8R-MVP. Windows setup kept kicking back an error "setup cannot copy the file: M5288.sys."
After finally finding this post and doing a little experimenting, I followed all the directions in this post and copied over the m5288 system file and the txtsetup.oem file into the TEXTMODE subfolder (rather than the folders mentioned in this post due it being a different driver set), Windows installed without a hitch and my RAID 1 is working great.
Thanks again, I was losing my mind over this error. Cheers!
I finally figured out the problem. A bad memory module.
I finally figured out the problem. A bad memory module.