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Everything I Download is corrupted.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Davidp183, Jul 29, 2006.

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  1. Davidp183

    Davidp183 Thread Starter

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    Basically, when i try and download an installation file (Commonly .msi), I can download it fine. However, upon running the installation file, I always come up with an error whenever I'm installing said item. It just says it's corrupt, it's no specific error, and the error varies for each Program/Application I'm trying to install.

    I've formatted 4 times, with 3 different copies of XP, and all fetch the same result.

    This is incrediably annoying, as I can't install my sound & video card drivers, nor can I install such programs as Windows Messanger.

    If you need any other info, please tell me.
     
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  3. Davidp183

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    I've downloaded the installer, I'll have to see if that makes a difference.

    I save everything I download to my desktop, on my C:\ drive (main partition)
     
  4. Davidp183

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    Nope, just tried installing MS VC# to no avail. :'(

    Anyone have any more advice?
     
  5. ~Candy~

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    Give an example of where or what you are downloading that is an msi file. Windows messenger is an .exe file.
     
  6. ozrom1e

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    What version of Windows XP are yiou installing that you have three different copies?

    Are any of these corporate versions?

    To download HJTsetup.exe To Download HijackThis go to the following: http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=tpmod;dl=item5
    Filename = 1137518044HJTsetup.exe
    Save the file to your desktop.
    Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
    By default it will install to C:\Program Files\HijackThis.
    Continue to click Next in the setup dialog boxes until you get to the Select Additional Tasks dialog.
    Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
    Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
    At the final dialog box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
    Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
    Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
    At the top of the Notepad HJT log screen, hit Edit then Select All then click Edit and then click Copy doing that copies the text to the clipboard, you won't see it yet....
    Open a TechSupportGuy forum Reply window for this thread, to have ready to paste the Hijackthis log into. Click once to place the typing cursor in the reply window.
    At the top of your TSG/browser window, hit Edit then Paste
    You should see your copied Hijackthis log appear in the reply space....then, submit the reply
    DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
     
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    You'd think with a clean format and install, that shouldn't be the issue..........
     
  9. Augie65

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    You would think that after a clean install there wouldn't be anything to effect installation. I just thought that what ever program that is being installed is corrupting the windows installer configuration.
     
  10. Davidp183

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    But it extracts .cab files. It does tend to be programs that extract .cab files.

    HJT log:

    And yes, I've tried downloading the files with different browsers.
     
  11. ozrom1e

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    I am not a certified on HJT log files yet but from what I see there is no anti-virus program running and unless you are using the Windows Firewall which does not show in HJT log you are not running a firewall either.

    In this day and age that is bad news.

    someone will read and diagnose your log file shortly.
     
  12. Jimmy the Hand

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    Oh, I just remembered something.
    Once happened that many of the downloaded .exe files on my computer got useless, and my zip archives also. Opening them resulted in various error messages. I don't remember very well, as it was years ago, but I'm pretty sure the solution was related to how my hard disk was accessed by BIOS. I think when the access mode was CHS, OS booted up fine, but produced the above errors. When I changed the access mode to LBA, everything was OK afterwards.
    Maybe it's a clue...
     
  13. Davidp183

    Davidp183 Thread Starter

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    I know I'm not running Virus software.

    I have norton on a disk, but as I said, I've formatted 4 times in 3 days, and haven't been bothered to install it again. I don't think it makes a difference though.

    Thanks for the reply.
     
  14. ~Candy~

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    Try turning off web accelerator.
     
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