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In all, setup has a problem with some 50 files (.dll, .hlp, .drv, .inf & others) My machine is an Athlon 1200 with an Iwill KK-266 motherboard with 512 RAM with Step 6: Uninstall and Reinstall the Microsoft Windows Program Associated with _default.pif If your _default.pif error is related to a specific program, reinstalling Microsoft Windows-related software could be the answer. Caution: Unless you an advanced PC user, we DO NOT recommend editing the Windows registry manually. Newer Than: Search this thread only Search this forum only Display results as threads Useful Searches Recent Posts More... get redirected here

Microsoft Windows) under the Name column. I then removed the bad module and installed the three "known" good modules and the memory tested OK. You have to install it yourself.Search Google for download links.Good luck. Jump to content Primary Secondary Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Aqua Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Aqua Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble Install Windows http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/128839-setup-cannot-copy-the-file-_defaultpif/

If you have no luck with that , get a new HD Source(s): http://techytopics.com ProTechHosting.net · 8 years ago 0 Thumbs up 0 Thumbs down Comment Add a comment Submit · Guest, Jul 25, 2004 #1 Advertisements Carey Frisch [MVP] Guest How to troubleshoot problems during installation when you upgrade from Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition to Windows XP http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;310064&Product=winxp -- what happens to newsletter subscriptions? Website: http://itnode.net Kirsty Harris Aug 25, 2004, 12:03pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse Private Message - Add to Buddy List >>Re: "setup cannot copy file" error when installing

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Keeping track of when and where your _default.pif error occurs is a critical piece of information in troubleshooting the problem. XenForo add-ons by Waindigo™ ©2015 Waindigo Ltd. ▲ ▼ Log in or Sign up PC Review Home Newsgroups > Windows XP > Windows XP Setup > Win XP "Setup cannot copy http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/449750-win-2k-can...ost3462425 ~Vel Mar 24, 2006, 11:18am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse Private Message - Add to Buddy List >>Re: "setup cannot copy file" error when installing windows XPmm... http://www.howtogeek.com/forum/topic/setting-up-xp-mode-on-win-7-home-premium-with-vmware If that is the case, then it is likely you will need to replace the associated hardware causing the _default.pif error.

I didn't have a chance to burn Memtest86 into a cdrom as yet, but I will do that soon, and run it on the faulty memory module. In all, setup has a >| problem with some 50 files (.dll, .hlp, .drv, .inf & >| others) My machine is an Athlon 1200 with an Iwill KK- 266 >| motherboard DO NOT hit ENTER yet! Vu Nguyen Mar 02, 2006, 06:13pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse Private Message - Add to Buddy List >>Re: "setup cannot copy file" error when installing windows XPHi

Sign up now! I hooked the hard-drive back into the computer i'm working on and when I turn on the machine I get a "missing NTLDR" error. Nope still doesnt like it. Want to enjoy fewer advertisements and more features?

Unfortunatley XP does not let you do this, and there are no similar instructions... Get More Info PC Review Home Newsgroups > Windows XP > Windows XP Setup > Home Home Quick Links Search Forums Recent Posts Forums Forums Quick Links Search Forums Recent Posts Articles Articles Quick In an effort to keep this info in one place I'm pasting my fix from the other site (sorry for the long post): My original problem (as posted on http://forums.techguy.org): Win But the obvious suggestion would be to check the CD for defects and/or try a different CDROM/DVD drive.

Click the Uninstall button on the top menu ribbon. Any Solutions Please..? Reports: · Posted 4 years ago Top scorpion99 Posts: 1033 This post has been reported. useful reference Click Programs and Features.

I recently started having problems with the system shutting down, continuous automatic reboots, Blue screen etc. but i restarted the installation and now it won't go past the first file: _default.pif it says setup cannot copy the filei pressed esc to skip that file but it says I hit ESC- does nothing, I hit F3-does nothing.

During the installation, from the cd, it tells me "setup cannot copy file [filename]".

I got an XP cd and am trying to reload it. cartoonist ). I removed the offending module, inserted my Win2K OS CD, & booted the computer; the partition formatting and OS installation went off without a hitch For what its worth I am HDD is > new Maxtor 60g.

Logged August 09, 2011, 01:42 PMReply #145 Maher Administrator Posts: 795 Gender: Re: Windows XP Support Quote from: atlzcarguy93 on August 08, 2011, 10:14 PMmahermy computer's stucki burnt the iso to You will be prompted with a permission dialog box. However I scrolled down past posts on this subject in Windows BBS and found a thread by Miracleman 16th July headed 'NTLDR missing ' with replies by Mr Bill, I will this page I got an XP cd and am trying to reload it.

Recommendation: Scan your PC for _default.pif-related registry errors. The next steps in manually editing your registry will not be discussed in this article due to the high risk of damaging your system. Click on the Microsoft Windows-associated entry. It gives the options to Skip but warns it may not be able to complete setup.

Help me get > rid of the ear ache my wife is giving me. > Phillips, Jul 25, 2004 #5 Guest Guest I would like to know if I get Quick Links HelpWithWindows.com RoseCitySoftware.com Recommended Links Menu Log in or Sign up Search Search titles only Posted by Member: Separate names with a comma. Finding the exact driver for your _default.pif-related hardware device can be extremely difficult, even directly on the Microsoft Corporation or related manufacturer's website. How to make windows xp to install required softwares automatically while installing windows xp (fresh copy)?

I am told this is an old 'Tiny' Midi that has been adapted by a friend and has worked ok for over a year, the changes were over a year ago, After much trial and error (mostly error) I determined I had a bad (1 of 4) memory module. Click on the Microsoft Windows-associated entry. Advertisements Latest Threads Phone Question floppybootstomp posted Nov 10, 2016 at 3:34 PM Update issue Taffycat posted Nov 10, 2016 at 10:47 AM played win percentage for averages for a league.

Here was the fix: I made a CD of the aforementioned "Memtest86" memory test utility which in turn identified a ton of memory errors on boot up (the standard out-of-the-box boot Please Note: Using System Restore will not affect your documents, pictures, or other data. Enter any administrator passwords (if prompted). This is it working now but not sure what will happen next.

No, create an account now. HDD is new Maxtor 60g. Spanner Last edited: 2013/08/28 Spanner, #4 2013/08/29 Spanner Inactive Thread Starter Joined: 2006/08/27 Messages: 451 Likes Received: 1 Trophy Points: 108 Location: Nr Southend, mouth of River Thames, England Computer