Solved Error -5008 downloading from jump drive

April 14, 2014 at 11:31:54
Specs: Windows XP, 128
I cannot download a program from a jump drive. Get error -5008. Tells me to contact manufacturer. Manufacturer no longer supports the product.

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April 20, 2014 at 13:20:25
What is the origin of the file on the jump drive? Makes me think the file itself might be corrupted, especially as it won't run from the desktop.

I'm a tad confused about your use of the term "download". It seems the issue is that the program won't "Run".

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#1
April 14, 2014 at 14:38:32
"I cannot download a program from a jump drive"
Copy & Paste the program onto your desktop.

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#2
April 15, 2014 at 07:56:56
Thanks but program still won't download.

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#3
April 15, 2014 at 08:17:53
Try plugging it into a different USB port. Does it work on another computer? Also you may need to scan it for errors.

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#4
April 15, 2014 at 10:33:27
Change port but alas, that didn't work. Jump drive is new, do you think I should scan it?

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#5
April 15, 2014 at 10:57:53
You can run a chkdsk on it to see if it has any errors. What's on it if it's new?

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#6
April 15, 2014 at 16:56:14
The only thing on it is the program I want to copy to another computer.

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#7
April 16, 2014 at 18:40:59
How are you attempting to move it from the USB drive to the hard drive?

Also, check to see if the file is 'read only'. Right click on it and go down to 'properties'. On the 'general' tab that opens go down to 'attributes' and see if 'read only' is checked. If it is, uncheck it, then 'apply' and OK. You can copy a read only file but you can't move it.


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#8
April 19, 2014 at 08:07:13
Thanks for that. The read only box was unchecked however.

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#9
April 19, 2014 at 13:47:25
What is the program and is it just a single exe file?

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#10
April 19, 2014 at 22:00:49
To make sure, when you say 'download' you mean to move files from the USB drive to the drive windows is running from? Or are you trying to install a program from the USB drive?

From windows desktop all I ever do to move a file from one drive to another is open up two 'my computer' windows, one for the drive and folder I want to move it to and the other the drive and file(s) I want to move there. Then I just drag it from one to the other.

I've noticed when doing that from one drive to another it moves the file(s). If you do it between folders on the same drive it just copies to the new location.

You could also try the dos COPY command in command prompt, if you're familiar with dos.

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#11
April 20, 2014 at 06:01:33
The program is called Formulator 1 from the Daily Racing Form. They no longer provide this program for off line use. I still use it however. Yes it is an exe file. Thank you for your response.

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#12
April 20, 2014 at 12:24:26
And yes, I'm trying to install it from the jump drive.

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#13
April 20, 2014 at 12:31:44
It is a single exe. file.

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#14
April 20, 2014 at 13:20:25
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What is the origin of the file on the jump drive? Makes me think the file itself might be corrupted, especially as it won't run from the desktop.

I'm a tad confused about your use of the term "download". It seems the issue is that the program won't "Run".

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#15
April 21, 2014 at 06:54:27
Well, it won't install on the machine I want it on. That's what I mean.

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#16
April 21, 2014 at 11:33:12
OK, understood, install or Run make sense.

Well I still feel that a corrupted file is most likely or perhaps it was for Win98 or earlier - unable to comment further without the program name. If your Win 7 is 64 bit then that's another possible reason. The fact that it won't run when copied to the HD fits with the above.

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#17
April 21, 2014 at 12:25:10
Copied to CD & it finally installed. Thanks to all who attempted to help me!

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#18
April 21, 2014 at 13:40:31
A bit strange but glad to hear you sorted it and thanks for popping back to let us know.

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