Packed File Is Corrupt

WHAT CAN THE PACKED FILE IS CORRUPT BE?

  • VIRUS

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  • BAD HARD DRIVE

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  • WIN98 CD

    Votes: 0 0.0%

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PSALM53

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A FRIEND GAVE ME A 500MEGHRTZ COMPAQ PRESARIO TO DO RECORDING WITH...BUT THE WINDOWS98 WAS NOT RUNNING RIGHT ON IT..SO I REFORMATTED. THEN USED MY WIN98 STARTUP DISK TO BOOT WITH CDROM SUPPORT..PUT IN MY WIN98CD..THEN TYPED CD WIN98..THEN TYPED SETUP.EXE...AND A MESSAGE CAME UP "PACKED FILE IS CORRUPT" AFTER ASKING A LOT OF QUESTIONS TO FRIENDS I DELETED MY LOGICAL DOS DRIVE..AND COMPLETELY WIPED OUT EVERYTHING...THEN CREATED A LOGICAL DOS DRIVE...THEN STARTED THE WHOLE PROCESS OVER...AND AT THE POINT OF GETTING WIN98 INSTALLED..I TYPED SETUP.EXE..AND AGAIN "PACKED FILE IS CORRUPT"...I'M TOTALLY AT A LOSS HERE AND OUT OF IDEAS....PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME
 
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http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q218885
It sounds like you have a virus. Have you wiped the entire Drive? If so, possibly you have an infected Master Boot Record oryou are infecting the computer by using an infected Floppy.
www.bootdisk.com
You can Download F-Prot and install it to Floppy. Run it. It's a DOS AV


Also, get a new bootdisk. I would check to be sure the computer you are using now is virus free. After you run the exe to make the bootdisk, write protect the floppy so it cannot be reinfected. Same goes for the floppy you will use for F-Prot.

EDIT: You'll more than likely have to wipe(fdisk and format) the Hard Drive again and start over using a clean Floppy.
Any other floppies you have used in this computer will be suspect too. Good Luck.
 
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