XP repair install glitch.

  wotbus@ 20:34 05 Feb 07

I am well into a repair install which has stopped with the following message:
"Setup cannot copy the file: driver.cab" followed by 3 options: Retry [which I have tried], Skip [at your own risk sort of thing] and Quit Setup.

I am using a freshly made Slipstreamed install disc. Gut feeling tells me to Quit Setup but what to do then, prepare another disc? Thanks in advance.

  wotbus@ 20:40 05 Feb 07

I just ran a file search on my other PC and the .cab file is in the driver cashe of 1386. Could I put this in later???

  jimv7 20:43 05 Feb 07

Is the cd clean, can you try another cd/dvd drive.

  wotbus@ 20:44 05 Feb 07

It's a new r/rw. I have the DVD drive which I could try. While it's in "paused" situation, could I just change drives or will the installation winge the disc has been removed?

  wotbus@ 20:46 05 Feb 07

I think I will quit the setup and trying running it from the other drive.

  woodchip 20:46 05 Feb 07

It will know and ask for the disc

  woodchip 20:47 05 Feb 07

I would try running it in the other drive from Start

  sunny staines 20:51 05 Feb 07

perhaps its that beer you had after getting the slipstream process to work,looking like it might have been a corrupt copy. looking to follow your actions at w/end. good luck with the install.

  wotbus@ 21:12 05 Feb 07

:-) Let me tell you what I just did:

I chose the Quit option - opened the top drive - took out the cd - closed the drive and opened the DVD drive - put in the disc - drive closed just instants before the Your PC will reboot in..secs warning. It starts to boot again - arrggghhh - up comes the "Sorry for the inconvenience blurb" - I sigh heavily and choose the Start Winders Normally - up comes the pale blue screen " A disc check has been scheduled... - heavy sigh again, let it run, what the hell - it finishes and boots normally!!! It is now doing an auto virus scan! How can I say I fixed it? What did I do? It never even tried to read the blinkin disc which aged me prematurely by at least 5yrs trying to prepare.

When it has settled down I think a full SFC should put the lid on it - what a saga.
Thanks to everyone who has tried to help, maybe I can get back to reading other peoples problems now LOL. Just hope I am not speaking too soon....

  wotbus@ 21:29 05 Feb 07

Will it boot up again tomorrow...watch this space...

  woodchip 22:46 05 Feb 07

Looks like the Problem was that AV was running enabled when you was trying all the above. it should have been turned off

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