Setup can not copy file: ntkrnlpa.exe

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by K Whittle, Nov 22, 2006.

  1. K Whittle

    K Whittle Guest

    Hi all!

    I'm in the process of trying to setup SBS 2003 and I'm on Disk one, just
    finished creating partitions and setup is copying files for installation but
    I am getting the message: Setup can not copy file: ntkrnlpa.exe...enter to
    retry skip ESC etc.

    Any ideas?

    If you need any further info just ask!
    K Whittle, Nov 22, 2006
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  2. K Whittle

    Anna Clark Guest

    Hi Keith:

    Dirty /scratched CD? Faulty CD reader? Have you tried another CD drive?

    If you skip this file (as a test) does it read all the others?

    Sometimes a little cleaning of the CD... or a little canned air into the


    Anna Clark

    Please do reply/post the conclusion or solution
    to your issue so that others may benefit.
    Anna Clark, Nov 23, 2006
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  3. Hi Keith,

    Thanks for posting here.

    From your post, my understanding on this issue is: when you install SBS
    2003, you got the "Setup can not copy file: ntkrnlpa.exe" error message. If
    I am off base, please feel free to let me know.

    Sure, I agree with Anna's point, this error message may caused by CD or CD
    drive. Please change the CD drive or copy all installation file to
    hard-disk to perform this installation.

    If you have any unclear, please feel free to let me know.

    Thanks and have a nice day.

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    Steven Zhu [MSFT], Nov 23, 2006
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