XP Home SP2 Problem

  Eargasm 20:16 27 Mar 2008
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Hi All
I am trying to update a mate's laptop Packard Bell XP home SP1, i have SP2 on disc, but keep getting a error message when trying to install.
" The System cannot find the file specified" installation did not complete.

I have tried installing sp2 in safe mode, and running sfc /scannow, but still the same error.

I tried a repair installation using my XP home disc, but this would not complete as there were errors found when copying files.

I have run crap cleaner,AVG antivirus and nothing is found.
It's a genuine copy of XP home, and wondered if anyone had any ideas how to fix.
Thanks.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:19 27 Mar 2008

tried a repair installation using my XP home disc, but this would not complete as there were errors found when copying files.

The System cannot find the file specified

Both symptoms of the Drive not reading the CDs correctly.

Try a "lens cleaner" in the drive and try cleaning / polishing the disks.

  Eargasm 20:30 27 Mar 2008

I have tried 2, sp2 discs but it's the same problem with both discs, they almost complete installation then the error pops up.

Other programs install ok from cd rom.

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