TechArena Community How to run the Xcopy command on XP

#1
31-10-2009
 Member Join Date: Aug 2009 Posts: 22
How to run the Xcopy command on XP

I am need of quick help from you all guys. Actually i was trying to install a game on my Windows XP computer but every time the setup gets hanged in between the process. I don't know. After workaround one of my friend has suggested me to run the Xcopy command.

I also don't know what is it. Could you guys please make me know what is Xcopy command and how to run it ? Also suggest me any alternate way to fix the games installation issue. Thanks a lot...
#2
31-10-2009
 Member Join Date: Apr 2008 Posts: 3,518
Re: How to run the Xcopy command on XP

Xcopy provides an excellent tool for backing up folders and copying files and directories, including subdirectories. In your case, you can use the Xcopy utility to determine whether the disc or the disc drive is bad. It has a large number of possible switches, which gives the command a great deal of flexibility. There are some parameters also like Source and destination. Source specifies the location and names of the files you want to copy. This parameter must include either a drive or a path. And Destination specifies the destination of the files you want to copy. This parameter can include a drive letter and colon, a directory name, a file name, or a combination of these.
#3
31-10-2009
 Member Join Date: May 2008 Posts: 2,676
Re: How to run the Xcopy command on XP

To run the Xcopy command, follow these steps:
• Insert the game discs in the CD drive. If the game setup starts, exit it.
• Click Start, point to Run, and then type cmd and press Enter.
• Type the following command at the command prompt, and then press ENTER to access the root of the hard disk drive, which is typically drive C:
Code:
cd\
• Type the following command at the command prompt, and then press ENTER:
Code:
Xcopy CD drive letter:\*.* /s c:\text.txt

Press F for file. Click A to select All. Depending on the speed of the computer?s CD or DVD drive, the steps to run the Xcopy command may take several minutes to finish. If there are any files that cannot be read from the CD, the CD may be dirty or damaged or the game CD may be corrupted. If no error messages were generated by running the Xcopy command on the game disc, please call (800) 360-7561 to obtain a replacement disc.
#4
31-10-2009
 Member Join Date: Jan 2008 Posts: 3,384
Re: How to run the Xcopy command on XP

If you are continuously facing problem with the games installation, i'll suggest you to download and install the latest version of Windows Installer. The Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI) is the application installation and configuration service for Windows. You can embed a custom user interface (UI) handler in the Windows Installer package. This makes a custom UI easier to integrate. You can also invoke an embedded UI handler from the Add or Remove item in Control Panel. Or, you can invoke an embedded UI handler during a Windows Installer repair process.