|I'm running a Dell Dimension 4500S Win XP|
I recently started having problems where Firfox and IE8 would just crash. There wasn't really any rhyme or reason to it but they would. I then started having problems with AVG 8.5. When I tried to reinstall AVG it told me the file was corrupt. When I redownloaded it (three times) each time it said corrupt. I then tried to download other antivirus prgrams and got no luck. Corrupt .exes
So I booted in Ubuntu 6.10(I have an old disk) and decided to back up all my data and wipe the hardrive and isntall Ubuntu.The installer crashed and no matter how many times I tried to update it didn't work out. I then tried Knoppix 4.0 (another odl disk) and tried to instal that. It told me it was succesful, but when I booted up it gave me a CRC_Error.
I then decided to reinstall Win XP and everything was succesful. It boots just fine, everything is great. But I need to install SPs. So I downloaded Service Pack 3 and when I tried to install.....corrupt!
So I believe it's a bad area on the hardrive, but I don't know how to find out or how to fix it. If that's even an option.