New Toshiba laptop (means: no viruses, no spyware yet), came with XP Home preinstalled. It has been set up for the customer's preferences. Since it needs to go into a domain environment, I am upgrading it to XP Pro.
I'm using an XP Pro OEM sp1a disc. From within windows already on the laptop, I copied the contents of the disc to the hard drive and slipstreamed SP2 onto the i386 folder. I then ran winnt32.exe and chose "Upgrade" and left for the night.
Everything was going fine, but I came back today with the error message "Setup cannot copy the file csv.xsl". I have reason to believe that the computer has already rebooted once since it's on the "Installing Windows" step on the left. The timer says 28 minutes are remaining. For locations, it does not take C:\$WIN_NT$.~LS\I386 (which it defaulted to) nor the i386 folder that I put the files in to begin with (C:\xppro\i386). If I "browse", the file is in both locations.
Any suggestions? "Wipe and start fresh" is not what I'm looking for, nor is "Check for virus", I'm doing this in the interest of time. If I can't get this solved today, I will have to wipe. Google has not proved friendly for me with this error message.