I want to install fax support in my new Windows XP Pro, and uninstall
MSN, which I haven't set up and don't plan on using. I go to
Add/Remove Windows components, check/uncheck seemingly *anything at
all*, and click next, and the progress bar gets half way and gives an
error. It says "Setup cannot copy the file" foo. The Official
Windows XP CD-ROM is exactly where the dialog wants it to be, and the
file is indeed there. I can copy the file to a hard drive directory,
redirect the error dialog to the hard drive copy I just made, and it
still gives the same error.
One strange thing I notice is that, if I select "browse," and it shows
the directory it's currently looking in, there's a greyed-out dropdown
for "files of type:". In this dropdown, the filename appears twice,
like so: "Files of type: zClientm.ex_;zClientm.ex_"
I have the sinking feeling that I caused this. I wanted to relocate
my CD-ROM drives out of the way of my hard drives so that, when I add
hard drives, the CD-ROM drive letters aren't forever getting
reassigned. So I did that within windows via the Disk Management
screen from the Control Panel. I then used Partition Magic's
DriveMapper tool to replace references to the old D: drive with Q:,
the CD-ROM drive's new location. I told it to let me review the
changes, and I noticed a bunch of INF files it wanted to change. Then
I told it to go ahead.
Anyway, how can I fix the problem?