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post #1 of 23
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I can't install anything! It keeps saying files are corrupted etc, But i no they are not because they installed fine on my Pentium 4 computer. I cant check the Hard drive for errors since whenever i click error checking it just randmoly says windows explorer crashed. Bloody crap seriously. Need help badly.
post #2 of 23
Your windows is corrupt. Reformatting would be the best solution. After or before you format I would also change your sata cable, it could be damaged as well.
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Done both of these steps, could it be the HDD, but i doubt it since i have windows installed. When i started up my pc i accidentally left my Mobo cd in and it said something like bootmgr.exe is corrupt.
post #4 of 23
Insert your windows 7 cd when booting, click any button, once windows installation loads, theres an option to "repair" your windows. Try that. Btw, what are you trying to install that's giving you errors?
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I still think your SATA cable is damaged...
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I've tried installed Fallout New Vegas, Oblivion, some stuff from the mobo cd.
ok ill try to repair windows.
post #7 of 23
It's also a possibility that your cdrom drive is dying, or the sata/ide cable on it might be damaged.... Are you installing Fallout and Oblivion from Steam or from a cd?
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Both of these games are on my External Hard Drive, i dont think it the cd drom drive because those programs are also failing to install, i have just changed my sata cables i will test some installs.
post #9 of 23
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Programs still failing to install. Also i cant repair windows, when i triedit said my windows cd can not recover please get your recover cd. so i dont no . I bought this HDD about a month ago and i lost the bloody receipt. can i still use warranty? or would i need to be able to prove i bought it in the time being.
post #10 of 23
You can use the warranty to replace or repair the hard drive through the manufacturer. Also, I am having a tough time believing that your hard drive is the issue. Recovering windows and repairing them are different, you chose the wrong option. Another reason i can think of that's preventing installations is a program running in the back ground such as an antivirus or anti spyware...
I think i've had an issue like this before too... I am naming everything i can think of that could be the cause of the problem, but i need your help to get to the bottom of this. Do you use any unusual programs?
Edited by Stealth2o - 3/20/11 at 1:45am
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