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Error decompressing data. Corrupted installer?

Q: Error decompressing data. Corrupted installer?

I recently purchased Knights of the Old Republic 1 & 2 (2 disk set). I have the first one installed but I get the error message- "Error decompressing data. Corrupted installer?" when I get to models.bif during the installation. I am currently using windows 8 (obviously) but the recommended specs for the games say windows 7. I do not know if this would effect the installation, if so is there a way for me to get windows 7? Any kind of feedback on my problem would be much appreciated. I would also like to apologize if I'm posting in the wrong sub-forum. I'm a little iffy on what the problem actually is.

Even just a simple- Sorry, we can't help will suffice as feedback at the moment.

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A: Error decompressing data. Corrupted installer?

hello, and welcome to eightforums .
it could be that disk 2 is a bad disk. you could try installing in compatibility mode good luck
Compatibility Mode - Use in Windows 8

to get win7 you would need to purchase it from most computer stores

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I recently assembeled a new PC and every .exe I download has an error (typed out, word for word, below. There is no error number, I promise.). I have no idea why. This is a brand new, fresh installation of WinXP without any updates yet, no viruses, no spyware, no enabled firewall. Initially, we thought it was bad ram or a failed winXP install, but even with new ram and a fresh format, this problem persists. The HD worked fine on my old machine, the pieces are all compatable as well. Can someone help me, either via this post or email, to figure out what is causing this error and how to correct it? Please do not tell me to download adaware or spybot / run an antivirus checker, I've done these steps at nauseum and they are not the issue. I have also determined that an enabled firewall / antivirus system is not corrupting my files.

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.

You may want to contact the author of this installer to obtain a new copy.

It may be possible to skip this check using the /NCRC command line switch (NOT RECOMMENDED)

[ OK ]

A:NSIS Error: Corrupted or Incomplete installer

Hi and Welcome to TSF

The only time I ever saw this error was when McAfee Site Advisor was installed and causing an issue.

Heres some suggestions

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i need help with this issue, anything will help i've tried uninstalling/replacing/fixing

i've tried to reinstall/repair windows installer by typing in some commands in run command,
then downloaded a windows installer and tried to install, and failed.

i've tried to run the windows installer cleaner, from microsoft and i still have no luck.

i haven't tried uninstalling windows installer from start menu or tweakin' program yet but i guess i'll try that next.

If you have any information on corrupted windows installer's 'This MSI bust be launched through setup' error, Please let me know, i can't stand it popping up every 3-5 minutes when i'm trying to work on my pc, thanx

A:corrupted msi windows installer setup error, is pfft

Which program are you tring to install.

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I am in the process of modifying an existing device driver. After making some organizational changes to the project build structure I
was able to successfully compile and install the driver on a clean Windows 7 64 bit machine. I then proceeded to plug the device into the machine via USB. The Plug and Play manager kicked off and everything appeared to be going fine, but ultimately the device
was NOT successfully installed. The only clue as to what might be happening was listed in thesetupapi.dev.log as
ndv: 12:37:20.307 Installing device...
dvi: 12:37:20.307 {DIF_INSTALLDEVICE}
dvi: 12:37:20.307 Class installer: Enter
inf: 12:37:20.307 Opened INF: 'C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\some.inf_amd64_neutral_9ab34af1e046559f\some.inf' ([strings])
inf: 12:37:20.307 Opened INF: 'C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\some.inf_amd64_neutral_9ab34af1e046559f\some.inf' ([strings])
!!! dvi: 12:37:20.370 Class installer: failed(0x00000570)!
!!! dvi: 12:37:20.370 Error 1392: The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable.
dvi: 12:37:20.370 {DIF_INSTALLDEVICE - exit(0x00000570)}
!!! ndv: 12:37:20.370 Error(00000570) installing device!
ndv: 12:37:20.370 Device install status=0x00000570
ndv: 12:37:20.370 Performing device install final cleanup...
! ndv: 12:37:20.370 Queueing up error report since d... Read more

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Hi there!

I've got one strange problem over here that is the same as this guys.

All files that I download that are bigger than 50MB fail in the install/decompressing process?

I've had this computer for three weeks and in the beginning I dl the UT2004 demo with out a problem so it seems that this hasn't been there the whole time.

I'm not much of a computer guy myself but I have 3friends in the field that have come up with 3 different possibilities

One thought that Ad-Aware maybe deleted some file?

Do you guys have any idea what could be the problemo ?

Here comes a description of my computer:
AMD Athlon XP2500
Gigabyte K7 Triton Kt600

Best greetings and hope that you can help me

A:[Solved] error installing/decompressing

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Hello all,

My copy of Windows 7 Home Premium x64 on my laptop has been having some strange issues lately. I cannot run .msi files, and device manager never populates a full list. Sometimes (rarely, but it does repeat) Windows Explorer will freeze, and if I attempt to close it and reopen it using task manager, the UI reloads, but whenever I click on a folder it claims Windows cannot load explorer. Restarting fixes that. I scheduled and ran CHKDSK, and it repaired a few bad sectors, but it didn't fix any of these problems. I have run CCleaner (both the regular cleaner and registry fixer) and defragmented my hard drive until it's only 1% fragmented. I then tried sfc /scannow, and it read a bunch of corrupted files but could not repair them. I read that to fix sfc, you must download and run Windows System Update Readiness Tool. It has been running and "Searching for Updates on this Computer" for about an hour now, and I'm getting concerned that it's just not doing anything. It's not frozen, the bar keeps moving from left to right and I can click on and off of it. I also have the logs from sfc if anyone wants to take a look at them, they'll be attached. The computer isn't very old, and has an intel i3 and 4gb of ram. If you would like any extra information to help, please reply and I'll get back to you as fast as I can Any recommendations on where to go from here would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks so much for any and all help!

A:Many corrupted Windows7 files, SFC reads corrupted data but doesnt fix

Hi Qujibo,
First comment you said ran ccleaner REGISTRY cleaner, this is not advised, unless you know what your doing

If there is an UNDO backup from that utility RUN it.

SURT can quite easily run for a couple of hours.

There are a lot of Winsxs errors in your log.

AFTER surt has run


run the MXdiag report from this link
Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

Was this OS only installed via sysprep a couple of days ago??


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Hi everyone..

My external USb Wd mybook box has 1 tb Seagate Sata 3 and i use original Wd disc as W7 installed... in My PC Case as sata II

Today my old problem appears again as Corrupted disc...
I have Get Data Back NTFS (and i used before plenty of times for recovery, loss data or unwanted deletions) but..

This time im stuck.. Becouse the disk i try to recover includes 870 gb (about) used disk space (only audio files) only 50gb (about) empty space... Thats too big for me to recover to other disks.. i don't have enough spaces that my other disks can handle..

I have about 300 gb FREE disk space in several disks or partitions include My thinkpad SL510 Notebook..
So my question is
wit keeping my lost data in corrupted disk first, can i take them slowly to this 300 gb spaces (i know i can) and after create somehow emty space (deleting those recovered 300 gb + 50 on corrupted disk) and
use that empty space for more recovery. ???? Or smilar solutions.. Becouse DISC PRICES IS HEAVY nowadays and really i'm out of budget with buying some
equipments upgrades..
Like creating slowly slowly some extra spaces (don't know how)

I know i look silly in situation becouse i know u should never write to same disc if you dont want to say goodbye to your files..

E-how happened (not necessary to read these part)

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A:Data recovery problem, Can reach corrupted data but no external space.


Before you write more data or attempt to read data from the drive through Windows, I would suggest using a Live CD like SysRescueCD to boot from and access the HDD.

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Hi, my xp is all screwed up i think. Norton can't update and neither can windows update. I get there and it scans for updates, finds sp2 update, but when it starts to download, it just says download failed. I also found i am unable to uninstall prgms with the windows installer. It says i may be in safe mode (i'm not) or a virus, (not) I did a system restore, booted in safe mode, nothing seems to help. somehow i suppose my registry got corrupted. Help.

A:corrupted windows installer

A host of info/possible fixes here; under 'W' then 'Windows Installer'

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A:Corrupted windows installer ?

how do i delete this post ???

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OS>xp-sp3 :mis got corrupted somehow months ago.can't find xp cd-rom to try a repair & was told i can't get another cd. it's a custom built pc. am going to do a farstone sys restore to the first static point 2yrs ago. would like to do a image disk save of the entire hard drive or at least save the browsers' & docs, etc. if i do this & save to a usb stick, & then restore it all back, would'nt the corrupted mis be on the usb stick also & still be corrupted after i restore it to the first static point? i've tried all the microsoft support solutions for a corrupted mis & none worked. i could'nt install the msoft cleanup utility because it uses the mis. i was told the sys restore is the only way to solve this. also, i let someone i live with use the pc & she has an outlook express email acct & there is a windstream isp email acct. how would i go about saving all the emails in these accts?THANX for your time/help.

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I have been running the same screensaver for years.

All of a sudden, I am getting this message:

Installer file is corrupted. Screen Time Error: 3.

I tried to reinstall the screen saver, but no luck. I'm thinking it may be on my side.

I tried several "fixes" from MS' website, but I still can't solve the problem.

Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks! Deb

A:Installer File Corrupted

Try running Checkdisk and then defrag the hard drive.

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Hi, and thanks for this website.

I had the Mcafee virus problem in April, finally reformatted my hard drive, and reinstalled XP Pro last Fri. I had backups of some Word documents, and they must be infected in some manner, too. Today I ran avast on startup and got this message: File C:\Documents and Settings\(my name)\Local Settings\Temp\GLB1A.tmp|>wise0003. bin Error 42145 Installer archive is corrupted. My hijack this notepad file:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:48:10 AM, on 6/15/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\IJPLM\IJPLMSVC.EXE
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD DX\PDVDDXSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\MyPrinter\BJMyPrt.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
R0 - HKCU\Softwa... Read more

A:installer archive is corrupted

Hiya and welcome to Tech Support Guy

Are you still having this problem? If so, do the following:
Download TFC by OldTimer to your desktop

Please double-click TFC.exe to run it. (Note: If you are running on Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator).
It will close all programs when run, so make sure you have saved all your work before you begin.
Click the Start button to begin the process. Depending on how often you clean temp files, execution time should be anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or two. Let it run uninterrupted to completion.
Once it's finished it should reboot your machine. If it does not, please manually reboot the machine yourself to ensure a complete clean.

Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here or Here

Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan.
The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note)
The log is automatically saved by MBAM and... Read more

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I recently discovered a program I had downloaded a while ago is laced with a virus and deleted it. I scanned and removed all viruses and spyware, but kept seeing spyware pop up when I haven't even done a thing later in the day. I rebooted and did a max level heuristic boot scan and found 3-4 rootkits and this installer problem.

Documents and settings\(my name)\local settings\temp\GLBBB.tmp|>wise0003.bin error 42145 {installer archive is corrupted}

Some of the rootkits were in the program I had downloaded but one was in the system restore folder which has been dealt with. My system seems to be operating fully again but is there any action I should take about the installer archive?

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So everytime i start my computer im greeted with a message saying "Update 1.0 Setup : Installing" ...
then partial way though the install , i get another popup box saying "inatller Corrupted: invalid opcode" . i dont know what program is causing this. i close the box and i dont see it again until i restart my computer again. the file location says its going to the Appdata temp folder, but when i close the box, it deletes itself and my computer says its clean. i ran malwarebytes, windows defender and adaware..all say the computer is not infected. i domnt know what else to do. its not really a big deal but its annoying to get that message everytime i turn on my computer . 
help guys, how do i get rid of it? 
thanks in advance

A:"installer corrupted: invalid opcode"

I'm assuming you're running windows. Have you tried doing a startup repair using the installation disk?
Keep us posted

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my os:xp>sp3 my current custom built pc updated from sp2 to sp3 late last summer & i believe it somehow deleted a folder/key for the windows installer.i've read that that can happen from updating sp1>sp2>sp3. who knows. or maybe from a reg cleaner, which i used in the early fall & have read they can do more harm than good. don't use them anymore. i have an xp cd that i never used that came with a 2003 dell pc i still have. QUESTION IS: can i perform a repair of just the installer from this cd on my newer pc & how would i go about it step by step. i read that you have to boot from the xp cd by changing the boot order in the bios from starting with your hard drive instead.is that correct? i ran "sfc scannow" but did'nt see it finish so i don't know what it found if anything. THANX for your time/help.

A:xp repair of corrupted windows installer

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Hello, i had a bad case of win32.virut.x, after finally getting it away, i realised it infected a lot of files on my computer, ending up with a lot of them getting corrupted in the end (mostly things i can just reinstall or repair without a problem)

so right now, my taskmgr is corrupted giving me an "unknown software exception (0xc00000096) at location 0x7c9ec062" (i'd write down the whole error message but it's in dutch language), followed by a crash of taskmgr.exe (it never really appeared in the first place anyways, just the error), then followed by my visual studio just in time debugger

also, i can't seem to install anything anymore that uses the windows installer, it tells me that the setup failed cause it couldn't access the windows installer and tells me to boot in normal mode if i'm in safe mode (and i'm not)

many thanks for your help in advance!!


A:taskmgr.exe and windows installer corrupted

okay, i got the installer to work now by installing the hotfix, now what would be a way to repair my taskmgr.exe? (i think this must be the last thing to do to fix my computer up again)

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Windows Vista Home SP2 I am getting this whenever I try to install anything that uses the Windows Installers. What can be done short of the reinstall?
Promlem is solved

A:Solved: Corrupted Windows Installer

Download and install this windows installer

There are several to choose from, choose the one titiled "WindowsXP-KB942288-v3-x86.exe"


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I have been searching for ways to repair my windows installer. Here is the error...
"The Windows Installer
Service could not be accessed. This can occur if the Windows Installer is not
correctly installed. Contact your support personnel for assistance".

Here are two attempts below that I have tried:

Here's the easy steps:
1. Go to a Windows Vista (Any Version) computer that has the Windows
Installer service running correctly and run regedit(Start-Run-Regedit)
2. Go to the location
3. Right click on this key and select "Export" and save the key to a Flash
Drive or other.
4. Run sfc /scannow on the damaged Vista computer - you won't need the
install disk as it goes to backup files on your HD. Do not reboot when
5. Double click saved .reg file from working machine and import registry
settings into damaged Vista computer.
6. Now reboot and try to install/uninstall

This attempt failed
2. "Below is the Registry setting that controls the Windows Installer Service.
Have a look in your Registry and see if your dword is set to 2.
The setting of 2 tells the system it starts Automatic and is what it should

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\msiserver]

Now attempt two led me to the registry where, in fact, my dword was set as "3". I have made the changes and will rebo... Read more

A:corrupted window installer help 2010

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So I've been trying to install kaspersky free for the past few hours but to no avail.

The installer runs fine but during the downloading phase of it, it downloads normally for 51.8mb out of the 156.6mb then starts to "download" very fast all the way to 156.6 mb, after that the installer states that the installer is corrupted and the only fix that I can find online is download the installer and try again. But I've done that at least 5 times already but I keep running into the same issue

I've also deleted the previous installers before trying again, cleared cache using ccleaner, manually searched for my remnants and deleted them before trying again. I've also manually disabled windows defender before the install. But all the while I still come back to the same issue.

Has any faced this issue before? Any other fixes you think I should try?

I forgot to take a screenshot of it but it seems that other people are facing it too, here is a screenshot from the kaspersky forums that matches what I see as well

A:Kaspersky free installer corrupted

Offline installer:

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Here I was - thinking I was going to have to reformat my harddrive, because I couldn't remove the free Adobe Reader 7.0.7 through appwiz.cpl (add/remove programs in control panel) that was missing its needed Msi file. Everytime I tried to uninstall it I was getting an " Error 1714: The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable. Click OK to try again, or enter an alternate path to a folder containing the installation package 'Adobe [product] .msi' in the box below." I searched the web for some fix or reinstallation procedure, but finally I went to the user forums at Adobe.com for the solution. A reference to: http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/320310.html - was what I found. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;en-us;290301 <<= explains what the tool is and does, and where Msicuu2.exe can be downloaded. You have to install the program in order to run it.

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Could someone help me find a link to a good copy of this program? I downloaded it twice from download.com, http://www.download.com/3002-2085_4-10251858.html?tag=dir, and it wouldn't install.
Firewall was disabled and I didn't use a DL manager.
Thanks in advance Forum Friends!

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i have some big problems with my MSI. Some days ago i realized MSI didn't install anything, because when i downloaded a .msi file, the installation bar remained empty, never progress and the install application freezes and i had to close it with task manager. So, i tried to fix my Win installer with renaming the files with old, reregister, but i get "msiexec.exe" ordinal not found, impossible find the 280 ordinal in the link dynamic library msi.dll (something like that) when i try to install an exe related with MSI, and the msi and exe files of windows i get this insufficient memory... (also with MSI installer for fixing it). So i cannot also fix with a reinstall. I noticed also some system slowness, my audio got silent and i had to reinstall driver but i get a mono sound instead of stereo, msn didn't work and it freezes when i try to contact someone and my Windows Update didn't work, first i got an unknown error, now seems the service is stopped ....I have no viruses which do this, i made a scan too.
Seems a very bad situation...
I tried also to reinstall Win vista with a recovery CD but when i put my ID code key it says isn't valid .I don't have a OEM install cd because you know, never give you these things... I tried also the Acer erecovery thing but when i try to restore like "new" the laptop, it happen nothing, only the system restart. Maybe the laptop didn't recognize anymore the hidden partition for recovery?
Thanks in advance.

A:Windows Installer corrupted and other problems related to it

Go to Start Menu, type "cmd". Right-click on it (when found), and click "Run as Administrator". Then, in the command line, type "sfc /scannow" and press enter, and let it scan.

If that doesn't work, you can (and probably should anyway), run from the command prompt "chkdsk c: /r"

Without the original OEM CD you won't be able to do a repair install.

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Hello, I purchased the license for Office 2007 Ultimate from theultimatesteal.com using my student status back in April. I didn't think of switching to 2007 until today so I finally tried to install it today. But during the installation process I got an error message saying that one of the cab files is corrupted. So I tried to go back to the website where I downloaded Office 2007 but unfortunately I am not allowed to download Office 30 days after the purchase. I don't know what to do now even though I purchased the license legally.

A:Purchased Office 2007 Ultimate but installer is corrupted

Call Microsoft and explain the situation to them.

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Hi, I'm one of the co-owners of a new online radio station that's in the works. We were at an event a couple nights back and we recorded the event only to find the wav file missing. We found a temporary file created by the recording program that was in a .wav.ipk file. With a little work we discovered that this is essentially a compressed file of the original. We however cannot find how to decompress this file type and are in DIRE need of this wav file as the organizers of the event are depending on us. Please get back with me and let me know how to do this and I would much appreciate it! Thank you.

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Hi All

I bought a new windows 7 home basic edition. I tried installing windows 7 on my laptop after formatting the disk. During the 2nd step of installation Install windows ->Expanding windows it says files may be corrupted please ensure all the files exist before installation.

Please help, I have formatted my laptop and in a total mess.


A:Corrupted CD, getting an error as corrupted or missing files

I wiped the CD with a piece of cloth and tried again
it worked.

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Good Morning.

I was trying to backup some files to a DVD-R. I compressed them first as .rar and then burned them using Nero Start Smart. When I went back to download the files from the disc I discovered that Nero had put the whole group of .rar files into one .nri file. When I clicked on it to open it, it brings up the window where you can add files.
I have tried several different programs and have been unsuccessful in decompressing or extracting the files from that .nri. Regular ISO extracting programs don't work.
Do you all know of any program that will allow you to open the .nri file and extrat the files or decompress them?

Thank you for your support.

A:Decompressing .nri files

Do a backup restore with Nero (it'll start Restore Wizard) pointing to that .nri file to begin the process...

Or is that exact procedure giving you problems?

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hi ive downloaded some files which are exes and they are like 200 mb each well everytime i click on them it just shows a black screen and then closes i tried winzip and winiso to decompress these files but they havent worked........is there a way to decompress them or another program i can use??

thx for your help in advance

A:decompressing exe files

closing duplicate, view this thread

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Hey guys,

Here is the scenario: Some women sent me an EMachine that the power source and mobo went out and she said I Could keep it and if I got it to work, enjoy.

So, I haven't gotten the mobo yet but I was looking at the recovery CD's and it would appear the Windows install is in a Norton's Ghost Image File (I hate those thing)... Is there a way to decompress that little sucker to a folder and burn my own bootable version of the XP on the disc? I don't like the bloatware included with a PC, and I especially don't want that copy of Windows to go to waste.

Yes, I am aware of US laws...


A:Decompressing a GHO file?

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Hello all, I have a Logitech C910 which I am beginning to regret over the C920 I almost bought instead. Mine has the bigger sensor but is only 720P and slightly less options. I recently recorded an almost 40min high def video that was immediately compressed when finished. I couldn't stop it and wish I could. I was able to find the setting to make future vids high-def / large files but now i'm stuck with this vid that looks Terrible. It's pixelated and the color is all washed out, it's just bad and almost completely unwatchable.

Can someone tell me how to reverse what my webcam did to it? In shorter vids it doesn't compress and the vids look great for a webcam. What is the best app and tool I can use to extract the quality back out?

Edit: My C910 is the Pro one not sure if there is a diff one but it is 1080P for video recording, only 720P max for video calling, the C920 does 1080P video but with Skype only just thought I should throw that comparison out there, I am glad I went with C910 I think. Too many reports of blurryness on C920 but I really wish the C910 compressed into H.264 codec like the C920 instead of Mpeg4.

A:Decompressing MP4 HD Webcam Vid?

You can't. You need to configure the camera to record/store the files in the format needed for use.

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Today I transferred my .ppt file from pc to flash card, at the end of operation copying stopped. I decided to check the integrity of source file and MS PowerPoint 2003 showed: PowerPoint Not Responding. Now I can't open my file.

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I have an 8gb verisign usb that does not get recognized on any of my computers. it starts to get driver, and then i get usb device could not be configured error. i need to get the data that was on it. how can i get it back? i tried using recover my files pro, but that does not even pick it up. i also tried my usb on a linux live cd and it didnt show up there either. i really need the data that was on it. anyone know how i can get it back?

A:usb got corrupted need that data

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Today is a bad day for me. There is something wrong in my computer, and it lost all my office files. All office files can not be opened!!! Who can give me a hand? Thanks in my heart.

well,would you like to commend some office fix software to me?

A:help me with my corrupted data

G'day newding, Welcome to TSF!

There are a couple of things to mention here...

Firstly, have you installed/uninstalled any software recently?

If the answer is yes have you tried a System Restore from your Start Menu to restore the computer to an earlier time?

Secondly, which version of Microsoft Office? are you using?

Please post back with this information;then, we will be in a better position to assist you.

Kind Regards,

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Been searching on the forum in regarding to this but can not find anything that can help me...

Due to not having or sourcing a copy of Windows Vista, i was trying to find another way to decompressed the bootmgr file which i have compressed by mistake...

I have taken my hardrive out and put it into another computer (running on XP)... i have located the bootmgr file... but is there a way i can decompress it this way...

Thanks for any help in advance!!!

A:Decompressing a Bootmgr file.....

Is it a standard NTFS-compressed file? If so, it can be decompressed with the "expand" command, NTFSRatio, or eXPander.

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Okay, so I have an external harddrive (1tb) which has about 300 gigs of media on it. I was running TuneUp Utilities 2009 and one of the things it suggested was running disk scans of all the hard drives. I restarted the computer as instructed, and when it rebooted it started a disk scan of G: (the external HDD) as expected. It got to about 7%.

My common sense then hurled itself as far away from me as it possibly could and I decided to cancel the scan and run it another time when I didn't need the computer. So, I turned off the computer using the power button. Turned it back on, no problems, except half of the data on the external HDD is messed up. Same amount of space used up on it, but half of the folders all the contents are garbled. Folders and files that can't be deleted because the names are too long/invalid, all screwed up.

Fortunately, the other half of it seems alright. So...I'm willing to cut my losses and copy off the unharmed stuff and format the G: drive, but first I wanted to know if there was anything I could possibly do to salvage the rest of it.

Thanks in advance

A:Vista corrupted data help

chkdsk /r maybe??

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I was trying to install Cyberlink PowerDVD on my windows, but after running setup, I got this message:
"The contents of this file cannot be unpacked. The executable you are attempting to run has been corrupted. Please obtain another copy of the file, verify its integrity, and try again."
I copied the setup folder to "Folder A" on my pc, tried running setup from HDD, and same error occured.
Then started windows in safe mode. ran setup from DVD again, and there was no problem. then tried setup from "Folder A", and again error. copied setup from DVD to "Folder B" on HDD and restarted windows XP sp2 normally.
Again tried both setups in normal session of windows. Setup will not run from "Folder A" which was copied under normal session of windows and will run from "Folder B" which was copied under safe mode.
I think "Folder A" contains corrupted data.
I also had this problem with some other installations/archives.

BTW I tried to run PowerDVD's setup under Windows vista and there was no problem.

at last you can find my computer info attached.
(my DVD drive is Sata)

What you think the problem is?

A:Corrupted data is being copied from DVD

Hello! anybody has a clue?

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I bought a 16gb usb key from best buy a few months back. I used it for some normal every day jpg/doc transfer/backup. In the past few weeks I notice that data have been missing or corrupted from the key. Yesterday I copied about 400 images to it, today when I plug the key in, nothing is there. I did a normal format on the key before I made the copy yesterday. This is really strange, I wonder if I am doing something wrong? I have had some no name brand refurbished usb keys from many years before and never had any issues. Is there a way to check if the key is bad?

A:usb key missing or corrupted data..

You can test it with this free program :- http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Miscellaneous/H2testw.shtml

It writes data to the stick then reads it back to check it's not corrupted.

Click on the first screen to choose English (unless you know German). Then click the 'Select Target' button and browse to the Usb stick. It's best to format the stick first so the program can test it all.

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This is my first post in this forum.
The Problem:
Today, I decided to defragment and optimise my 2TB external Hard Disk using Auslogics Defragmenter. Now, a little background here. The partition that I defragmented was a 1.8TB partition encrypted by VeraCrypt, a fork of TrueCrypt. After the defragmentation was completed, I found that several files have been corrupted. The files in which I could detect the corruption were all compressed files, compressed using Windows 10's default compression. I opened the files up in WinHex and I saw a curious thing: The end of all these corrupted files had a block of "DF DF DF" sequence. I am attaching a screenshot to illustrate the matter. Here is the Screenshot of the Problem.

Please note that, though the picture shows it's an arc file, it was still compressed by Windows compression. The curious thing is that, even though the files had those DF chunks, a cursory HEX Search of the raw data hard drive did not yield any such sequence. Of course, I didn't have the time to scan the whole 2TB HDD for those sequences.

I was scouring the internet for any sort of clue and I have found this: farmanager.com/enforum/viewtopic.php?t=318. Is the DF chunk some sort of compression voodoo?
Could you tell me if there is any way to possibly solve the problem? I already ran a Data Recovery Software but to no avail. I am absolutely frantic, and would be grateful if you could kindly help me solve the problem.

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I was using Peachtree Accounting software and i'm not sure exactly what happened but whenever i try opening the database it tells me that it cannot determine the security priviledges and won't open. Who has any idea what i can do to recover the data? I have tried reinstalling the software but it doesn't help.

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I just had a little alert pop up on my system tray, telling me that a file was corrupted in the Prefetch data folder and to run chkdsk. I think I know what I did, I uninstalled Limewire in favor of another program, and did a search for anything to do with Limewire, including hidden files, and deleted them.

I figure since I don't have Limewire on the computer anymore, there's no harm done, right? It doesn't actually affect the integrity of the XP OS, does it? I'd hate to have to reinstall everything again for the umpteenth time, especially after I just purchased Acronis True Image.

A:Corrupted Prefetch Data?

I think you will be ok. Please do the following :Download install and update CcleanerAttention : the installation package comes with the Yahoo toolbarif you do not want that you have to, untick the box accepting it during installation process.After installing and updating go to options - advanced and tick prompt for registry back upsNow Start up in safe modeDo two runs1) Click on problems and tick all. Click on analyse. At the end you will be prompted for storing a backup. This will be stored, as a default, in My documents.2) Click on cleaner click on analyse and accept all files to be removed.

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I know I did 2 things wrong:
1) I didn't back up my hard drive
2) I turned off my computer in the middle of a Windows update

That being said, here is the story:

I had a 4 year old machine with XP loaded, and got a shiny new computer for Christmas (2010). I was in a hurry to swap the computers, and figured I could transfer the data later. So, while I was logging out of the old XP computer, I saw that a Windows update was installing. Snickering, I figured I would never need the computer again, and SHUT THE POWER OFF. After much research, and lots of regret, I understand I should never have done that.

When I tried to boot the old XP computer back up to transfer the data, it went into an endless boot/power off loop. Trying to boot in safe mode did not work. All options tried, including boot from a previous time, boot from last known good point, etc. Just a continuous boot/power off cycle.

I bought a IDE/SATA to USB cable which comes with a hard drive power supply, opened the hood, and hooked up the hard drive to my new computer.

[caveat: I did this the previous day to my 7 year old computer running Win98 and it worked perfectly]

I open the My Computer folder, plug in the USB, and 1st the recovery portion of the XP hard drive appears, then another hard drive appears (J:). The status bar progresses like it's loading data, then just stops. I left it for hours, no progress. I unhooked everything, powered down, and tried again, same result.

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A:Please help me recover data from corrupted OS (XP)

Is it possible to install this old drive internally in the new PC? If you were to connect the drive with Disk Management open (close My Computer) how are the partitions of the old drive displayed? Do both show normal file systems?

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Hi All,

My sister went into her folder on out External HDD, and found this:


Can anyone shine a light as to what has happened? I tihnk it may have something to do with a slight power problem we had a couple of days ago, when we suddenly lost power to the computer and once power was restored, I had to unplug the HDD in order to get it to be recognized on the computer. not sure if this could be the problem though as a file I put on there a couple of days a go has also screwed up.

However, the strangest thing is that the HDD is recognising this folder as being 58.5gb. Its not the only folder with this problem. All up theres around 6-7 folder that are all showing the same problem, and all showing a stupidly high amount fo GB's being taken up. however, when added together, they apparently make nearly a TB of Data, yet the 256gb HDD isn't saying its full and in fact has 80 odd GB's free. Also, I cannot delete any of these folder.

Can anyone be of any help?


A:[SOLVED] Corrupted Data on HDD

Hello Matthew, Welcome to TSF!

I would say that due to that power fluctuation you had, the data on this Drive is now corrupt and useless. Sorry!

If you can't read any of the files/folders, the only way to get your external HDD to work again would be to wipe it completely with an eraser-type program, such as, Darik's Boot N Nuke, or Killdisk; then, format it.

Darik's Boot N Nuke

(Click the coloured links.)

Kind Regards,

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Hi guys,

I have a problem installing downloaded things on XP. I've racked various peoples brains about this but as of yet I haven't been able to find a cure to this annoying problem.

I tried to download adobe acrobat reader, and a demo of a pc game called rFactor.
Acrobat downloads but when it decrompresses it to install it, I get an error saying the file is corrupted. This simply isn't true, I have installed the identical file on my pc downstairs and on friends PC's before, and since I encountered my problems.
Similar problem with the rFactor install, the file downloads, but then when I try to install it I get a message saying "Error decompressing data! Corrupted installer?" which again, I know to be not true because I have since downloaded and installed in downstairs.

Seems to be something in the way that it's being downloaded. I have tried it with Firefox and I am trying the download with IE as I type. This is a new hard drive with a clean install of Windows XP Professional, service pack 2 has NOT been installed and windows has not been updated in any way (it fails the authenification tests because this copy has been round the doors).

Thanks for your help, in advanced, much appreciated.


A:Problem With Decompressing Downloaded Files In Xp

Can you unpack any compressed files in that computer whether downloaded or not?
Have you tried using a different unpacking application for these files?

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Ok im so damn annoyed! Recently for some unknown reason half my pcs files have been compressed.Its literally a hotch botch of compressed blue files and uncompressed black ones.
Is there any way I can get my pc to uncompress the compressed files all at the same time and leave the uncompressed files ?
Its so annoying , it hasnt even done it in any particular order so i cant just click a root folder and do them all because if theres just one uncompressed file in a folder it wont give me the option to decompress.
Ive tryed a system restore but it doesnt do anything.
Any help on this would be gratefully recieved.Its literally affected every part of my pc in one way or another , some windows files , some program files , some music files , why hasnt it done a proper job and left shed loads in the first place ? ARRRRGH !

A:Solved: Decompressing files , SO ANGRY !

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I plugged in my 80 gig maxtor usb ext hd into my desktop to put some files in it. When i clicked the 'safely remove harddrive' icon, and tried to remove it, it said i wasnt allowed to as some programs were still accessing it when nothing was. So i decided to pull it out anyway as i sometimes do when i get this message with my other ext hd or thumbdrives. I rarely do this, since i rarely get that problem.

But when i pulled it back into my laptop, it gives me an error 'Drive H is corrupted and inaccesible'. I tried it with my desktop. Same error. I checked the properties and it sayd the drive is working properly. But the space used and left is zero. The file type is RAW. What does this mean? I'm getting really worried as the files in my ext hd are very valuable to my work.

I took it to some service shops. the one i bought it off from said they used to be able to do retrieving but now their company policies dont allow them anymore, at 1 gig for 200 bucks. another shop said all they could do is to reformat it which i cant afford.

Can anyone please help me?

A:Corrupted Ext HD out of the blue. How can I retrieve my data?

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i have taken off the two HHD from my 6 Tera External ( WD ),
put them to my computer but they didn't work, then immediately
i returned them back to the external unit, but the RAID0 was corrupted
& it's didn't work, i don't care about it but the DATA inside it.

I used Data Recovery program it recovered the data tree,
but when i recovered the data mostly videos with their right size,
but one i opened more than 10 files none of them worked.

Do you know any good program or a good way to restore my data?

A:How to recover data from corrupted Raid0?!

Quote: Originally Posted by DaYiM

i have taken off the two HHD from my 6 Tera External ( WD ),
put them to my computer but they didn't work, then immediately
i returned them back to the external unit, but the RAID0 was corrupted
& it's didn't work, i don't care about it but the DATA inside it.

I used Data Recovery program it recovered the data tree,
but when i recovered the data mostly videos with their right size,
but one i opened more than 10 files none of them worked.

Do you know any good program or a good way to restore my data?

You had (2) 3 terabyte drives and you put them in your computer. After installing them in your PC did you go to your bios and define the raid volume of those two drives?

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Recently my system was formatted and xp pro re-installed.....afterwards firefox had a problem of the page not loading...i fixed that by installing nvidia network manager.....but now another weird problem has arisen.....whenever i download something ,be it videos,programs etc. they are corrupt or incomplete, the computer says they are missing information or data etc. I thought it was a problem with firefox,so i installed flashget from an old cd...then it said an update was available...so i downloaded the latest flashget from the site....and when i tried to install it, it said 'data missing'....i tried every program and download manager i have on CDs......orbit,DAP,Opera and they download the files perfectly...but the downloaded file is corrupt or missing data......but......my p2p works perfectly...weird....

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