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Windows Setup cannot copy <fileName> XP Pro

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I had to do a repair installation of XPsp2 on my system.  All was going fine.  Windows started copying files in the GUI section of the setup.  IT then stops and give me the error "cannot copy <fileName>" .

In troubleshooting this, it looks like windows setup has my C:\ drive listed as e:\ and my CD drive as d:\.

When I look at the textsetup phase of Windows, my Boot volume is DEFINITELY is listed as c:\

Any ideas to fix this?
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A drive isn't a "C:" drive until DOS or windows has labelled it such. AFAIK newer windows can boot from any drive letter, while DOS always had C: for the boot drive. If it is just about drive letters, I shouldn't worry overmuch.

The file coyping problem sounds a bit more severe. This can be a damaged CD, bad RAM or a problem with the hard drive. Is that the complete message shown above or is there more (like source and destination path)?
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try booting into safe mode command prompt as administrator
then run "bootcfg /rebuild" to see if it can rebuild the boot.ini file

if not, then run regedit.com and follow instructions here:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223188/
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