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This has just started to pop up on my screen "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 virus. You may want to contact the author of this installer to obtain a new copy

It's not a virus as I run my virus scan everyday.

I looked this up in Google but i am still unsure what installer this is talking about -- is there anyone out there who has had this problem and fixed it please -- if so would greatly appreciate a fix for this

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Were you trying to download/install something just prior to getting that message?

From what I've seen on this error, you should address each of those items in the error message:

1. Damaged disk - run Check Disk (open My Computer, right click over C:\, Properties, Tools, Error Checking-Check Now)

2. Failed download - determine what you were downloading and try again

3. Virus - update your Antivirus software and do a deep scan. You can also run anti-spyware for good measure.
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Thanx for that info LindaGail will try the disk fix now -- will let you know how I get on -- have a good day -- bi 4 now :whistling:
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Hi LindaGail -- I tried everything you suggested but still no good -- NSIS ERROR still pops up after I close the IE -- still thanks for your help --- so if there is anyone else out there with any more helpful suggestions please let me know -- thanx again
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you can also try system restore .....go back a week before the problem started...
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Hi happyrck I did try that but only went back a couple of days then restored it -- but when it restored I had problems with my AV shiled as some files were missing so that it was disabled -- to cut a long story short I had to undoe the restoration -- but if it comes to this in the end I will use restore going back a week as you suggested -- thanx for that --

I have since found a link http://nsis.sourcefo..._get_NSIS_Error
This link states as Solutions to the above problem
1. Disable any download accelerators and download the installer again
2. update any active anti-virus and download the installer again
3. Disable any active anti_virus and download the installer agin
4. Download the installer from another source
5. Download the installer using another computer
I am a novice on computers -- what do they mean download accelerators- as far as I know I use windows installer -- can someone explain in plain english please

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A download accelerator is a software that supposedly speeds up your downloads. I think they were more prevalent when dial-up was the only online option.
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A download accelerator is a software that supposedly speeds up your downloads. I think they were more prevalent when dial-up was the only online option.

this is right.....and the accelerator's could and did cause problems...some were as hard to remove as spyware...I recommend you don't use them....

go back a week...you can always get any updates that you will need for windows or your AV programs
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LindaGail, happyrck, -- thanx very much for your input/help -- I will try restore -- will let you know how it goes

C U L8r :whistling:
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happyrck and LindaGail -- Just an Update on the NSIS Error -- I tried the restore system by going back a week but the system wasn't able to restore for some reason -- so reverted to plan B -- I've downloaded windows installer and loaded it but still the problem remains -- it's got me stuffed -- I've looked through Google and other Forums for help -- lot's of people with this problem but not many with a fix -- in some cases the windows installer reinstall fixed them but not in my case -- so if there is anyone out there who knows anything about this problem I'd be grateful for your help
Here's the popup msg I keep getting


Thanx
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Edited by mrgizmo, 03 December 2006 - 10:52 PM.

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try running ccleaner...the default setting are fine...

http://www.filehippo...nload_ccleaner/

then get regseeker...have it clean the registry....after its done running...click on select all...then ON YOUR KEYBOARD..press delete...

http://www.snapfiles.../regseeker.html
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happyrck - I have ccleaner installed and run it everyday but problem remains - just finished running the Windows Live Onecare Free Scan but apart from a few temp files that had to be deleted my PC was clean - problem still remains -- trying the url for regcleaner now and will give you an update when this has been done -- thanx for your time/help -- much appreciated

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hello and welcome, to g's2go.

hopefully you have this resolved by now, however if you are still having issues and suspect that it is malware related I would start with our malware forum and see if they can make sure you don't have any malware installed.

http://www.geekstogo..._Log-t2852.html

cheers...xxx1
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hello and welcome, to g's2go.

post a hjt report in our malware forum here - http://www.geekstogo...o_Here-f37.html
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happyrck have downloaded the regSeeker and scanned my PC with it -- it picked up 690 invalid/obsolete entries -- I couldn't understand this as I have been running a reg cleaner [registry mechanic] daily -- but anyway as you can imagine I was abit scared to delete this many but went ahead anyway -- my PC rebooted ok but I still have the "NSIS ERROR" -- I have scanned for malware/viruses/trojans but PC seems to be clean -- It's got me stuffed -- will try an HJT log like xxx1 suggests and see what/if anything is found

Thanx again for all your time/effort
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