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Install Errors: When I try to install 2000 I get file copy errors:

Posted on 2001-06-19
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I have an IBM Thinkpad i1400 Series.
366mhz,
96mb ram,
5 gig hdd

I obtained a virus and it wiped out my original windows 2000. I am trying to reinstall and every time I try to reinstall it gets file errors trying to copy files during the installation. I have fdisk the drive and reformatted. I have tried copying from several different cd's.

Originally I installed windows 2000 from scratch as I am trying to do now and I did not have any problems with the install.

What could be the cause of this and how could I get around it?
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by:franka
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did you fdisk or did you use the built-in partition and format on the win2k installer.

you should install win2k by booting with the cdrom or with the 4 start disks!!
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by:palfaya
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I have tried to fdisk as well as booting from the cdrom and deleting the partitions and recreating them using the win 2k utility.
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by:franka
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and during the text mode setup it has file errors?

May the error be on the CD? Is the CD ok and clean? can you try another CD?

If its the hard disk, it sound not so funny
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by:palfaya
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I have tried several different cd's. I have copied the files onto the hard drive and ran it through there. I have used PQ Magic to reset the partitions. I have tried formatting in NTFS as well as Fat32 and Fat.

It gets to the point where it says it needs to copy files. Completes that and says it needs to reboot and please remove any floppy disks. Reboots and  when it starts to install files it on copying the files. It never fails at the same file. For example if I try to install 3 times it fails on a different file each time.
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by:franka
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what happens when you do a (format with) sector check and correcting?

do you need a special driver for the IDE interface??

can you check the BIOS settings with UDMAand similar?
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by:palfaya
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Haven't tried formatting with sector check. Does not need an ide driver. And bios is just fine. Nothing has changed from the config other than os being blown away.
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are you sure, you got a virus? sounds more like a harddisk problem
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by:palfaya
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Nope, I am not a bit sure. It seemed like a virus at the time. I am contemplating buying a new harddrive and trying to get that to see if it works. Will let you know.
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