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Posted on 2004-10-28
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Dual PIII system with onboard SCSI controller.  SCSI CD-ROM and system drive.  W2K installation fails with the message "setup could not copy the file...".  I tried a different SCSI controller.  Different cable.  I tried an IDE CD-ROM  drive instead of the SCSI CD-ROM.  I tried a new motherboard.  I tried a different copy of W2K.  I tried a different SCSI system drive.

I'm totally baffled.  What have I missed?  I really need to use a SCSI system drive in this system.
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    by:Lee W, MVP
    Try booting to DOS and then copying the CD contents to the C: drive.  Then run setup from there.
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    Hello eracer =)

    ahem... i have seen this problem many times when RAM stick is bad... have u tried changing it\them ?? :)
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    by:eracer
    I did try changing RAM.  No help.  I forgot to put that in that in the first description.  As for copying to the C: drive, are there hidden files that need to be copied?
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    by:Debsyl99
    Hi

    Normally this is down to bad RAM on every occasion I've seen too - but if you've swapped it out .....- have you checked that all your system components are on the Hardware Compatibility List from MS for Win2k?
    Check Hardware and Software Compatibility
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/server/howtobuy/upgrading/compat/default.asp

    Deb :))
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    by:cwkhang
    umm, u didn't mention about the CD..
    is the installation disk in good condition?
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    by:SheharyaarSaahil
    cwkhang,

    >> I tried a different copy of W2K.
    :)
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    by:cwkhang
    haha yea i'm blind in the mornin ;p

    "As for copying to the C: drive, are there hidden files that need to be copied?"
    open "my computer", use mouse (right button) drag & drop to your hard drive, click copy here
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    by:1stITMAN
    Are you sure the system meets the HCL.. and specifications..
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