Unable to install XP Pro SP 2 "Unable to copy file ...."

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Finian, Jul 23, 2005.

  1. Finian

    Finian Guest

    My attempts to install SP2 have lasted four days now. The download works,
    WIndows Update works, everything works except that, when copying the files
    (it has failed on OSGEN.DLL, tabletoc.dll and TSOC.DLL) it errors, won't copy
    the file, and my only recourse is cancel, at which point it uninstalls what
    it has done.

    I have tried from Windows Update - the file it barfs on is consistent with
    the method/time of install. Thus it died on OSGEN.DLL the first four times I
    tried. Two days later it died on tabletoc.dll multiple times. Last night and
    this morning I reinstalled Windows XP Pro SP1, ran the security updates
    (multiple times) and then tried to install the SP from CD multiple times and
    it died every time on TSOC.dll.

    Each time I have been able to move/copy and otherwise do things with the
    target file on disk - not that it makes any difference - but that seems to
    argue against bad sectors or something like that.

    I scanned with Norton earlier in the week and - before the last attempt and
    after a fresh install of XP - installed and scanned with McAfee. Nothing. So
    far this week I've wasted about 20 hours on this and I'm more than a little
    frustrated.

    Any ideas anywhere?

    Finian
     
    Finian, Jul 23, 2005
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    TaurArian Guest

    TaurArian, Jul 24, 2005
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