Can't install .cab file from CD drive but copy to HDD work fine..?HELP


I have a problem now I can’t install any software containing .cab file…error message say “verify that file exist or not in use” but if I copy this same file to HDD first…then I can install without any problem…what’s went wrong with my notebook…?

Acer Tmate 800
XPpro sp1
QSI SBW-242 combo drive

Thanks in advance for help.


This might not be the solution but I also had a similar problem which I narrowed it down to a “dying” CD-ROM. Once I replaced my CD-ROM drive, I can install files from it.
If your Notebook is still under warranty, maybe you can have it service to have your combo drive checked?