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Harold Bishop

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Hello all. I have recently regained internet access after having none for a month, switching from USB to ethernet connection. Anyway, I'm sure that's besides the point. Any time I try to install a rar or exe file I get the message - NSIS error "the installer you are trying to use is corrupted or incomplete. This could be the result of a damaged disk, a failed download or a virus". Now, I've used AVG and panda virus scans and come up clean, and I know the downloads were complete. I should point out that I never had these problems previously. I'm thinking it must be a disk error, as my mouse keeps sticking and sometimes even stops working completely until I unplug it and plug it in again.

Anyway, any help or advice would be much appreciated.

Sorry if this is the wrong forum, but I don't know exactly what the problem is.

Edited by Harold Bishop, 02 November 2006 - 06:29 AM.

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Hi Harold Bishop. Welcome to G2G.. First thing I would
do is to get a clean bill of clean bill of health from the malware experts.

Please go to malware forum and follow the instructions at the top
Specially the CLICK HERE.
That will give you several steps that will help you clean up 70 percent of
all problems by yourself. If at the end of the process you are still having
difficulty and you may not be
Then post a hijackthis log in THAT forum.
Click Here before posting a Hijack This log.

http://geekstogo.com...o_Here-f37.html

Please be patient it may take some time before one of the
experts can address you problem.
If you are still having problems after getting a clean bill of health from
the malware expert, please return to this thread.
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happyrock

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get the latest installer here....

http://www.softwarep...ninstallnt.html
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Harold Bishop

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Thanks, but the problem is I can't install many of those programs with this problem I have. For example, Ad Aware won't install because "an I/O error occured while installing a file. This is normally caused by a bad installation media or a corrupt installation file" :whistling:
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did you download the installer..
if so...boot into safe mode and install the new installer by doubel clicking on it and I think your problem will go away....

Edited by happyrck, 02 November 2006 - 10:21 AM.

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Harold Bishop

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It seems as if only program files I download from the internet have these problems. .rar, .exe files etc. from before I got the internet again are fine. It's just program files I download that give me this error message, and safe mode didn't help :whistling:
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if your able to post a hijack log then post it the malware forum

yours might be a case where you have skip the steps and go directly there

try to download this and post it in the malware section

http://www.filehippo...oad_hijackthis/

they can help you manually remove some of the nasties

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also try doing this

clean your prefetch folder GO START...CLICK RUN...TYPE IN... prefetch ...CLICK OK..EDIT..SELECT ALL ..ON ANY BLUE FILE RIGHT CLICK THEN DELETE.............go to your tools menu at the top of your page select internet options delete cookies... delete files including offline put check mark click ok then close by clicking apply then ok.....go start..... all programs....accesseries...system tools....disk defragmenter.....just defragment ......

when your done that do this

go start right on my computer and open it .....on c drive right click and click on properties select tools then click on check now make sure both boxes are checked then click start

if a black pop appears dont be alarmed you should see a flashing white bar ..type the letter y for yes hit enter reboot

let this proccess go through 5 stages
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Harold Bishop

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Right thanks for the help. Unfortunately I can't open hijack this, as I get the good old "hijack this has encountered a problem" error message. I'll try the rest now.

Edited by Harold Bishop, 02 November 2006 - 02:47 PM.

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uninstall that corrupt installer and download this one

http://www.microsoft...;displaylang=en

Follow these steps for each case to get rid of the error.

[edit]Error with Single Installer
Disable any download accelerators and download the installer again.
Update any active anti-virus and download the installer again.
Disable any active anti-virus and download the installer again.
Download the installer from another source. It might be corrupted on the server, or the connection to the server is unreliable.
Download the installer using another computer and copy it to the original computer using a reliable media.

Edited by rushin1nd, 02 November 2006 - 03:34 PM.

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Harold Bishop

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Tried all apart from the last (not possible). I think a fresh cleaning and re-installation of Windows is in order.
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if you have xp cd try using the repair option
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1. Unplug the network cable from PC.
2. Reinstall OS (i got Win XP Professional SP2)
3. DO NOT install the NVfirewall.
4. Change your workgroup! (default is WORKGROUP)
- In my opinion some "malware(from network)" causes this errors. While downloading some executables it damage the file structure and make file corrupted.
5. Install some Antivirus and firewall.
6. Now plug the network cable back to your PC.
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Harold Bishop

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Right, I'll try that tomorrow. Thanks for your help.
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and i hope it works malware can be so damaging
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Thanks, I hope so too. It's got even worse now, with WMP files starting to become corrupt. I just hope I can find the [bleep] xp disc :whistling:
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