failed to copy (cycle redundantcy)

August 25, 2007 at 16:38:30
Specs: WXP SP2, 1.4/512

I have an installation disk that is failing to install because one of the cab files has an error.
How can I copy all of the files on the disk EXCERPT the offending cab file to a folder on my desktop.
I want to rebuild the installation disk and that particular file I am not going to install anyway.

William Lockie

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August 25, 2007 at 17:10:28

You cannot copy & rebuild installation disc that have CRC errors. The copy command cannot read it for accurate copying. The installation disc must be recopied or re-procured from the source of origin.


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August 25, 2007 at 17:24:28

Just manually copy each folder/file that doesn't have a problem. It's a long tedious job, but there is no easy way, that I know of.

Note that CAB files are normally very large and can have hundreds (even thousands) of files inside.

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August 26, 2007 at 02:09:34

Have you tried any cd recovery tools?

Before posting try google. Backup. Use anti virus software.

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August 26, 2007 at 04:00:58

Hi Bill,
You didn't specify if this installation disk is a Windows disk or some other installation disk.
If it's not Windows, just use the search option in Windows and type *.cab, then copy and paste all but the offending .cab file to the destination of your choosing.
However, if it is a Windows install disk I would heed XpUser's advice.


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August 26, 2007 at 10:30:55

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August 26, 2007 at 14:17:48

Ok, I am fixed now. I was able to use the Roadkill (unstopcd) program to copy all but the corrupted file to a desktop folder. Then I used "CD Recovery Tool Box" to fix 4 of the five bad files and put them in the desktop folder. Then I searched and found the 5th file on the internet and installed it to the desktop folder. Then I used Nero to make a data file. And finally tested it by installing O"fficeXp 2002" to my computer without a glitch.
All is well.

William Lockie

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