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Window XP Repair Install

When doing a Windows XP Repair Install, you get the message (Can't Copy File), and then it gives you the name of the file. It will allow you to skip the file, but gives a Warning that Windows may not function properly without the file. This isn't limited to one file, it can happen multiple times during the Repair Install. If you try to run the Repair Install again, it will come up with even more files that it can't copy. This problem is not due to a bad Wildows Install CD. A brand new CD out of the box will do the same thing. I have heard that this problem is due to some recent updates from Microsoft. I would really like to have a solution to this problem. Steven P Jones - treefrog2008@yahoo.com

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  • treefrogjone Oct 27, 2008

    I already told you a brand new CD does the same thing! It is not the CD drive because other people have the same problem with their computers! This problem has been posted on other Websites by other people. I also have had this problem with more than one Computer. If it was a hardware problem, it wouldn't get magically transfered from my Computer to someone else's Computer, who I don't know, and who doesn't live at my address!

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Two possibilities are there One is your CD is corrupt and other is ur cdrom drive is not reading properly.

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    sksree406 Oct 29, 2008

    Please do one thing change ur cd drive and check .Other possibility is that memmory problem.Check your memmory for errors.

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U have cd has been corrapt u have bue a new cd

Posted on Oct 27, 2008

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    sandip panchal Nov 02, 2008

    its not your hardware problem if use more then one pc the all pc cd rom has been not bed so ur cd has been damged or corrapt try onther windows xp cd from your friend 

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Add/Remove Window components


Im not sure which file you are referring to but you could just a repair of the installation
this is fot the master boot record

if there are any other files , settings or programs during the repair process options for these should be available

Insert your Windows XP installation CD or recovery disc, and restart the computer.

Instead of attempting to boot Windows as it normally would, the computer will give you an option to boot from the CD.


Press a key when prompted, then wait for the setup program to load.

Press the "R" key on the "Welcome to Setup" screen.


This will cause the CD to launch the Recovery Console instead of attempting to install Windows XP on your computer.


If you have an administrator password on your copy of XP, then you will need to enter it in order to log in to the Recovery Console.


Choose the installation of Windows XP that you want to repair (generally the only option). Wait for the command prompt to appear, then enter "fixmbr." Press "y" when prompted to let the FixMBR utility overwrite the corrupted bootloader with a new copy.


Remove your XP disc or recovery disc, then type "exit" into the command prompt.

The exit command should cause the computer to reboot, allowing the computer to load the new bootloader file and then continue Windows XP startup as normal.


Hope this helps

Oct 30, 2012 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Solve Windows Xp File missing errors


You may be very familiar with the common messages while operating with windows which says that some files are missing.This may sometime cause you to lose your data or lead to abnormal termination of a program which requires the support of that particular windows file.Sometimes these file missing problem can be so severe that you may not be able to boot into windows.Such kind of problems occur when we accidentally delete some of our system files either manually or while the anti virus program on our system shows that the file is infected and on its prompt for what to do next, we will choose to delete the file.Well these problems can be solved if you have got a disc of Windows Xp Service Pack2.
If you are able to boot into windows then from the start select run and then run “cmd”.Then the command prompt window appear and after inserting the disc of Windows Xp ServicePack2 in the drive, in command prompt type “SFC/SCANNOW”.The system will then search and copy the windows missing file.
If the file missing problem is so severe that you are not able to boot into windows then, boot the windows using the Windows Xp disc.Then continue the process for installing a fresh copy of windows.While you advance through the process, the windows displays previously installed windows.From there the installer will ask you to press R to repair the existing windows.Press R and the windows will do the rest for you.

on Apr 28, 2010 | Operating Systems

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Microsoft updates do not install


You have not said which OS you are using so; from http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144

When you try to install Windows updates from the Windows Update Web site, the Microsoft Update Web site, or by using Automatic Update, you receive a message that the update is not installed successfully. Additionally, the update is not displayed in the update history.

You may experience this issue in the following scenarios:

Scenario 1 You try to install updates after repair a Windows XP installation by using the Windows XP CD.
Scenario 2 You perform the following operations before you try to install Windows updates:

You perform a new installation of Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2).
You visit the Windows Update Web site, or the Microsoft Update Web site.
Note When you visit the update Web site, the latest version of Windows Update software will be installed in your computer.
You install Windows XP Service Pack (SP3) without a restart.
You try to install Windows updates after the install of Windows XP SP3.

Then cause ;

This issue occurs because the Wups2.dll file that is included in the latest version of Windows Update is not installed correctly.

For scenario 1, the registry entries that correspond to the Wups2.dll file are missing after the repair install of Windows XP. The release version of Windows XP does not contain the Windows Update software.

For scenario 2, the registry entries that correspond to Windows Update are changed back to the Windows XP SP2 version if you did not restart the computer before you install Windows XP SP3. The registry entries for the Wups2.dll file are changed to pointing to the Wups.dll file that is included in the release version of Windows XP SP2.
To resolve this problem, use one of the following methods;

Method 1: Download and install the Windows Update Agent,
For an x86-based computer; http://download.windowsupdate.com/WindowsUpdate/redist/standalone/7.4.7600.226/WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe

For an x64-based computer http://download.windowsupdate.com/WindowsUpdate/redist/standalone/7.4.7600.226/WindowsUpdateAgent30-x64.exe

Method 2: Register the Wups2.dll file,

To have MS register the Wups2.dll file in Windows for you, go to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144#FixItForMeAlways.

If you prefer to fix this problem yourself,

To register the Wups2.dll file in Windows, follow these steps:

1. Stop the Automatic Updates service. To do this, follow these steps:
a. Open the Command Prompt window. To do this, click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.
b. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
net stop wuauserv

2. Register the Wups2.dll file. To do this, follow these steps:

a. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
regsvr32 %windir%\system32\wups2.dll

Note For a computer that is running Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
regsvr32 %windir%\syswow64\wups2.dll

b. Click OK if you receive a verification message.

3. Start the Automatic Updates service. To do this, type the following command at the command prompt, and then press ENTER:
net start wuauserv

4. Exit the Command Prompt window. To do this, type exit at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.

Jun 02, 2011 | Microsoft Operating Systems

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Hi, my amilo fijitsu laptop gives me this message " Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: WINDOWSSYSTEM32CONFIGSYSTEM You can attempt to repair this file by...


hi this is very simple if u don't have the CD then u can download ur copy of windows by visiting the site www.kickasstorrents.com and as soon as the site opens in the search tab type ur OS name for e.x.windows XP professional or windows XP home basic if u don't know ur OS simply install a fresh copy of windows u can do it via a pen drive
step 1.as u have mentioned already that u don't have the CD so u can try another step as soon as u switch on ur PC simply press F8 at the very beginning when u see the logo of INTEL or ur MONITOR LOGO and u will see a list emerging in which u have start windows normally or load windows using drivers something of that kind in the very list u will find an option saying start windows with the most recent settings that worked simply choose that worked and start ur windows this will surely start ur windows and using the pen drive u can install a fresh copy of windows from the site i have given u to download and also u can repair ur current version of windows was this useful if yes pls rate my solution
NOTE:when u download any copy be sure u see the ratings given by the users and also make sure that u install utorrent software before u begin the download
with warm regards -bonefirediv

Apr 11, 2011 | Operating Systems

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I'm unable to rename any file in win XP,a message appears "If you change a file name extension,the file may become unusable" Plz help


Go to control panel then go to folder option then click on view tab. On the list you'll find a option named "Hide extensions for known file type". Enable this option and click OK. Now you can rename your files easily.

Mar 13, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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I was able to download this zip file about a xp theme and i was able to unzip it already, but there's no executable file to istall my new theme. please help me.. thanks,...


Prepare Your Computer
  1. Because Micro$oft wants you buy everything from them, Windows XP wants theme files to be digitally signed. If they aren't then XP won't let you use the themes. You must first patch your uxthemes.dll file in your C:\Windows\System32 directory. This can be easily done using the Uxthemes Patch which you can download here. The patch supports Windows XP, SP1, SP2, XP 64 bit and Windows Server 2003. Run the patch, it will "fix" your uxtheme.dll file so you can use 3rd party visual styles. Disregard any warnings about files being changed, that is what we want to do. After you run the patch reboot your computer. Note: We recommend you create a restore point before running the patch just for good measure. We did not author this file we have used it our selves with no problems, use it at your own risk.
Install the XP Theme Files
  1. Themes are usually downloaded as a .zip file which must first be scanned using a virus scanning program, then unzipped to a temporary folder you can create on your desktop. Inside that folder you will most likely find a wallpaper image, .msstyles file, a .theme file and possibly a font file. it all depends on what the author has chosen to include in their theme package.

  2. If your theme package contains one or more font files (.ttf) copy them to your C:\Windows\Fonts\ folder.

  3. You may also find one or more .theme files (like axis.theme. Copy it/them to your C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\ folder. You will see a folder called Luna already in there, leave that alone, it is your existing Micro$oft XP Theme.

  4. Locate the .msstyles file, create a folder in the C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\ folder, I usually name it what the .msstyles file is named (like axis.msstyles so the folder would be axis).

  5. If you find a file called ShellStyle.dll, create a folder called Shell inside the first folder you created. Create another folder inside that called NormalColor. Copy ShellStyle.dll into the NormalColor folder.

  6. Most of the time you will unzip the file and everything will be properly ordered and only need to be copied to your C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\ folder.

  7. To install the wallpaper copy the wallpaper image file to your My Pictures folder.

How to Use the XP Theme
  1. While in your My Pictures folder that contains your wallpaper, click on the wallpaper file once to highlight it. In the menu on the left side of the window you will see at the top Picture Tasks. Click on Set as desktop background. You should see the wallpaper on your desktop.

  2. If the wallpaper needs to be stretched to fill the screen close the My Pictures window. Right click on the desktop, select Properties. The Display Properties window comes up, choose the Desktop tab. Your wallpaper should be highlighted in the list, using the Position box choose if you want it Tiled, Centered or Stretched.

  3. While in Display Properties if your theme had a .theme file select the Themes tab and select your theme from the list. If your theme only had a .msstyles file go to the Appearance tab and select your theme from the Windows and Buttons list.

  4. After you are done making your choices you can go to the Themes tab and save your theme by clicking Save As..., and then name it something.

  5. That's all there is to it and all without buying any programs.

Aug 17, 2010 | Operating Systems

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My computer is missing important system files


> type the path ...

Specify: C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386

as the "path".

Jun 23, 2010 | Operating Systems

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On main desktop screen the message is displayed "ask for genuine software. you may be a victim of counterfeiting". how can remove that message??


this message popping up because your computer is running a pirated version of the software,try this:

  1. Start/run/type "regedit"/hkey_local_machine/software/Microsoft/WindowsNT/Currentversion/Winlogon/notify
  2. Now the folder notify...delete it...nd then restart ur pc...nd wala problem solved it wont bug u no more...
  3. Good luckl!

Dec 18, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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Msls31.dll file missing


OK,

U can Find & Download This DLL File form Following Web Link......

http://www.dlldump.com/dllfiles/M/msls31.dll

After Download this file follow the blow steps-

1- Copy & Paste this File in "C:\windows\system32"

2- On Desktop Click on "Start" & Click on "Run"

3- When Run window appear, type the following command

       regsvr32 msls31.dll

NOTE: Give a Space Between regsver32 & msls31.dll
4- After type the command hit ok, a popou window appear again hit ok

That Done Now Ur EZ Soft should Run Properly....

If after this any problem persist, send me the error (as given by window). I will happy to help U.

Tip:- U Use XP Home Edition, It is Good But I Suggest U that U should Use XP Professional SP2 Edition it is Better & Having more Softwere Competibility.

Nov 08, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Windows dont start


It means that some files needed for windows to restart are missing,probably a system file or boot files. Some windows xp users usually re-install and repair their windows xp system using their original windows xp install disk and selecting the "repair" ooption. But another practical solution is to note down the missing file, then,on another PC using the same system,search for that file and copy, though you will have to note the folder location of that missing file from another PC. Boot your PC (the one that doesn't boot) with a system diskand on the command prompt (DOS prompt) copy the missing file from yourcopy disk to the same location where the missing file should be situated.

If the practical suggestion wouldn't work, then you have to re-install your windows on top of the current installation using your windows cd to repair yourwindows sytem, if this still doesn't then you have to install a new windows systemlocated in a different location in your disk, this way you still go to your saved files and backup your files.

Apr 18, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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