Something is Wrong , CRC errors

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March 19, 2009 at 10:35:11
Specs: WindowsXP, Intel Celeron/3.0ghz/768
I did a fresh install with xp, have sp1 install. I can not install sp2 or sp3, can't extract certain files anymore,and when installing a game, i get this message:

myhd is fine, ram seems to be fine, i don't know what is going on. I had a xp disc with sp2 on it, but i threw it away lol, now i have a xp disc with no sp , but i have sp1 install, but with sp2 or sp3, everytime i try to install them, it seems says the file is corrupt. It keeps saying alot of my files are corrupt when try to extract files, which is not true.

Is there a fix for this?

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March 19, 2009 at 11:06:21
I'd just start over again reinstalling XP from scratch.


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March 19, 2009 at 11:10:48

I tried that already, about 4 times I am about put this disc in the trash, install win2000 and do a upgrade to xp.

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March 19, 2009 at 11:26:50
Steps to take before you install Windows XP Service Pack 3

SP3 also contains SP2

This link shows how to order a SP3 CD, and free MS Support.
What is Service Pack 3 ?

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March 19, 2009 at 11:46:19
"install win2000 and do a upgrade to xp"

Why would you go thru the hassle of all that? Even if you only have the upgrade CD, you do NOT have to install Win2000 1st. You can use the upgrade CD to do a clean install, provided you have a qualifying disc to insert as proof:

Redownload SP3 & burn it to a disc or copy to a thumbdrive, then install immediately after you successfully install XP:

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March 19, 2009 at 12:11:53
"myhd is fine, ram seems to be fine"

How do you know that? Have you run memtest and a hard drive diagnostic?

How about the optical drive?

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March 19, 2009 at 12:54:35
Processor overheating?
Run chkdsk /r on the drive?
Run memtest?
Tried a different cdrom drive or cable?

It is not xp corrupting the data which is why reinstalling hasn't addressed the issue.

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March 20, 2009 at 08:24:58
Here is what is going on:

Specs in Sig.............

When i install a game, near the very end i get this message;

When i extract files from a file i get this message

I do not get that error when extracting every file, just random files. Smaller size files i don't seem to get any errors.



None of the problems shows up when in safe mode.

any ideas or do you know the problem?
As i said, i can install or extract anything in safe mode just fine.

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March 20, 2009 at 14:49:17

Anyone have a idea?

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March 20, 2009 at 16:17:02
What size and type is the hard drive? If a SATA you need to provide SATA drivers at the beginning. If over 127GB in size you can't install without partitioning to something smaller than 127GB. Original WinXP is not 48 bit LBA compliant.

I think you have some type of malware. I am not going to try that address to find out. I assume that is why you are attempting to re-install?

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March 20, 2009 at 18:34:49

Its SATA , a dell 210L

I have 40GB. Btw i already did a fresh install , using xp pro with sp2 right now. I highly doubt i have malware, i just did a fresh install.

Also, some games do installl and some files does extract, i seem to be getting a crc error most of the time. What is crc and why am i getting this error.

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March 20, 2009 at 18:58:42

Did you format or just install over the top?

Are you stating you have a 40GB SATA hard drive? I highly doubt that. To my knowledge there is no such drive.

As far as having an infection goes, you can get infected in one minute on the web.

Have you installed the motherboard chip set drivers?

Download and run memtest86. Bad RAM or RAM with dirty contacts can cause CRCs.

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March 20, 2009 at 19:40:23

Yes it has 40GB and its Sata.

One question, if a internal hd is bad, can it mess with your external hd also?

I will run the app, but i figure if my hd or memory was bad, i wouldn't be able to play games. games work just fine, for the ones which i have manage to install

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March 21, 2009 at 05:55:08
Difference segments of the memory are used for different devices. If part of you memory isn't working as it should it can cause errors in copying. Trying to use logic to discount the RAM is fruitless. Run memtest86 to find out.

Same logic goes for the hard drive. Download and run Western digital data lifeguard designed for your drive. That can determine if there is a problem with the drive.

The link to data life guard is below and so is a link to memtest86. I never knew SATA drives were made in that small a capacity.

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March 21, 2009 at 09:52:01

I will use the WD program, but i can't use memtest86, because you need a floppy drive, and i don't have one

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March 21, 2009 at 10:44:45
You don't need a floppy drive. There are ISO files for CD. Did you even look at the site?

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March 21, 2009 at 11:46:34

Alright i will check that in a min and burn the file to a cd.

I have a update tho:

#1 I ran the WD test, quick test and full test, no errors reported.
for both internal hd and external.

#2 I went into safe mode, and log into the Admin profile and i can extract and install games or files without issues, much slower of course, but there was no more crc or broken files reported.

So is there something wrong with my user profile or is there something loading up in my user program that does not load up in the admin profile??????????????

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March 21, 2009 at 11:53:24
2 I went into safe mode, and log into the Admin profile and i can extract and install games or files without issues, much slower of course

I am not sure I understand the above statement. What is the source of the games? I don't see why things should be slower in safe mode. What program are you using to unpack the files? Is it the same one in both instances?

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March 21, 2009 at 12:15:49

No no, when i go into safe mode, log into the Admin profile i can install games without any issues, also i can extract files without trouble. I said its slower, only when extracting or installing the files thats all. But in safe mode, in admin profile( not my user profile ) i do not get any crc errors.

I am extracting files using winrar, or 7zip.

Anyways, let me do the memory test right quick.

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March 21, 2009 at 12:58:30
I ran the memory test, 2 times, no errors. So its not ram, doesn't seem to be the dvd writer, or the internal hd or external. My only guess, corruption in xp installing.

I plan to install my os again using my other XP disc with sp2.

And btw, i notice in device manager, i have primary ide channel listed twice. No second ide , is this normal.

Its also in UDMA mode, both are. Should i change it to PIO mode?

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