Invalid MS-DOS funtion



Daz
07-10-2005, 12:54 AM
When trying to copy the file XPSP2.exe (the Win XP Service Pack 2 update
file) from a CD-ROM to the HDD I get the above error message and the file
won't copy.

Can anyone help me?

GTS
07-10-2005, 12:54 AM
The normal name of the SP2 installation is WindowsXP-KB835935-SP2-ENU.exe
Where did the CD file come from?
How are you doing the copy? Windows explorer? Command prompt?
Can you copy other files from CD's or do you always get this error?
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"Daz" <daz@nopc.com> wrote in message
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> When trying to copy the file XPSP2.exe (the Win XP Service Pack 2 update
> file) from a CD-ROM to the HDD I get the above error message and the file
> won't copy.
>
> Can anyone help me?
>

Daz
07-10-2005, 12:54 AM
I believe that the update file is also called XPSP2.exe. My cd is a copy of
an original XP SP2 update disc.

I have only been using Windows Explorer not Command Prompt. Would this be a
better option?

Yes I can copy all of the other files from the cd OK. I have copied
successfully from the cd to HDD on another pc.
"GTS" <x> wrote in message news:uCCeFEsZFHA.3808@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> The normal name of the SP2 installation is WindowsXP-KB835935-SP2-ENU.exe
> Where did the CD file come from?
> How are you doing the copy? Windows explorer? Command prompt?
> Can you copy other files from CD's or do you always get this error?
> --
>
> "Daz" <daz@nopc.com> wrote in message
> news:uVLjf7rZFHA.3488@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> When trying to copy the file XPSP2.exe (the Win XP Service Pack 2 update
>> file) from a CD-ROM to the HDD I get the above error message and the file
>> won't copy.
>>
>> Can anyone help me?
>>
>
>

GTS
07-10-2005, 12:54 AM
Sorry, I stand corrected re. the file name. I was thinking of the
downloadable version. Probably a command prompt copy would give the same
result, but it wouldn't hurt to try it. I'm frankly puzzled. Unless your
CD drive were using real mode drivers (it's not, right?), the nature of the
error message is very odd.
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"Daz" <daz@nopc.com> wrote in message
news:O3lmaMsZFHA.980@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>I believe that the update file is also called XPSP2.exe. My cd is a copy of
>an original XP SP2 update disc.
>
> I have only been using Windows Explorer not Command Prompt. Would this be
> a better option?
>
> Yes I can copy all of the other files from the cd OK. I have copied
> successfully from the cd to HDD on another pc.
> "GTS" <x> wrote in message news:uCCeFEsZFHA.3808@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> The normal name of the SP2 installation is WindowsXP-KB835935-SP2-ENU.exe
>> Where did the CD file come from?
>> How are you doing the copy? Windows explorer? Command prompt?
>> Can you copy other files from CD's or do you always get this error?
>> --
>>
>> "Daz" <daz@nopc.com> wrote in message
>> news:uVLjf7rZFHA.3488@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>> When trying to copy the file XPSP2.exe (the Win XP Service Pack 2 update
>>> file) from a CD-ROM to the HDD I get the above error message and the
>>> file won't copy.
>>>
>>> Can anyone help me?
>>>
>>
>>
>
>

Daz
07-10-2005, 12:55 AM
Thanks a lot for your suggestions. I will give the Command prompt a try.


Invalid MS-DOS funtion