Error messages when you cancel setup of Visual Studio .NET, Visual Studio 2005, or the MSDN Library

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SYMPTOMS

When you click Cancel during Setup of Visual Studio .NET, Visual Studio 2005, or the MSDN Library, Setup continues through the product key prompt and the installation selections screen. When the status bar reaches 100 percent, you receive one or more of the following error messages:
user cancelled setup
-or-
The wizard was interrupted before MSDN Library Xxx 200X DVD was completely installed...
-or-
File copy errors when manually copying files to local hard drive

CAUSE

This behavior occurs because file have become corrupted during the CD burn process, or because the hardware or driver has corrupted files during the file copy process.

RESOLUTION

To work around this problem, do one of the following:
  • Install the program by using a different CD or DVD reader, if one is available. You can use another reader that is shared out from a companion computer on the same network.

    -or-
  • If the installation media was burned, create another copy by burning at a slower speed, which may create a more reliable CD.
Occasionally, these work-arounds fail. For example, these work-arounds will not succeed if there is a problem with the physical hardware or the drivers. If the problem is hardware or the drivers, use the following XCopy statement to create a flat copy of the installation files in a folder on a local share.

Visual Studio .NET DVD version

  1. On the network, create a folder that is available to the client computers.
  2. Share the folder, and then give Read permissions to the client computers and users groups.
  3. Copy the contents of the DVD to the network share folder. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Click Start, and then click Run.
    2. Type CMD, and then click OK. A DOS-Command window appears.
    3. At the command prompt, type the following:
      d:
      xcopy *.* c:\VSNET\ /V /H /Y /E
      Note In this example, the DVD source drive is D and the destination folder is C:\Vsnet\. Change the statement if you have to.
  4. On the client computer, locate the shared folder.
  5. Run Setup.exe.
For more information about these steps, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
307372 How to create a network installation point for Visual Studio .NET setup

Visual Studio .NET CD-ROM version

  1. On the network, create two folders that are available to the client computers.
  2. Share the folders, and then give Read permissions to the client computers and users groups.
  3. Copy the contents of the numbered CD-ROMs to this folder (the CD-ROMs other than the Windows Components Update (WCU)). To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Click Start, and then click Run.
    2. Type CMD, and then click OK. A DOS-Command window appears.
    3. At the command prompt, type the following:
      d:
      xcopy *.* c:\VSNET\ /V /H /Y /E
      Note In this example, the CD-ROM source drive is D and the destination folder is C:\Vsnet\. Change the statement if you have to.
    4. Repeat a through c for each numbered CD-ROM. Select to overwrite duplicate files if prompted.
  4. Copy the Windows Components Update to the second folder that you created in step 1. Change the Setup.ini file in the CD-ROM folder to point to the location of the WCU.
  5. On the client computer, locate the shared folder.
  6. Run Setup.exe.
For more information about these steps, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
307372 How to create a network installation point for Visual Studio .NET setup

MSDN Library - January 2002 through current CD-ROM version

  1. On the network, create a folder that is available to the client computers.
  2. Share the folder, and then give Read permissions to the client computers and users groups.
  3. Copy the contents of all of the CD-ROMs to the shared folder. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Click Start, and then click Run.
    2. Type CMD, and then click OK. A DOS-Command window appears.
    3. At the command prompt, type the following:
      d:
      xcopy *.* c:\MSDNImage\ /V /H /Y /E
      Note In this example, the CD-ROM source drive is D and the destination folder is C:\MSDNImage\. Change the statement if you have to.
    4. Repeat a through c for all of the CD-ROMs. Select to overwrite duplicate files if prompted.
  4. On the client computer, locate the shared folder.
  5. Run Setup.exe.
For more information about these steps, and about how to create a network sharable MSDN installation, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
318453 PRB: The network install point for the installation of the MSDN Library does not exist

MSDN Library - January 2002 through current DVD version

  1. On the network, create two folders that are available to the client computers.
  2. Share the folders, and then give Read permissions to the client computers and users groups.
  3. Copy the contents of the DVD to the network share folder. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Click Start, and then click Run.
    2. Type CMD, and then click OK. A DOS-Command window appears.
    3. At the command prompt, type the following:
      d:
      xcopy *.* c:\MSDNImage\ /V /H /Y /E
      Note In this example, the DVD source drive is D and the destination folder is C:\MSDNImage\. Change the statement if you have to.
  4. On the client computer, locate the shared folder.
  5. Run Setup.exe.
For more information about these steps, and about how to create a network sharable MSDN installation, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
318453 PRB: The network install point for the installation of the MSDN Library does not exist

MSDN Library - October 2001 and earlier

For more information about how to create a network sharable installation of an earlier version of the MSDN Library, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
271776 How to create an MSDN Library shared install point on the network

REFERENCES

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
318945 FIX: Visual Studio .NET and MSDN files corrupted during installation

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Article ID: 322950 - Last Review: February 27, 2014 - Revision: 2.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2002 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2002 Enterprise Architect
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2002 Enterprise Developer
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2002 Academic Edition
  • MSDN 2003 Universal Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Enterprise Architect
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Enterprise Developer
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Academic Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition
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