I/O Error in exe files

By FatEric
Apr 25, 2006
  1. Hi everyone,

    I'm stuck with an annoying problem.

    A while ago, i got the next problem: When I downloaded an .exe or .rar or .zip from the internet (for example an installation file or whatever), I always got an I/O error on any file I downloaded. I could download the file, but when I ran it, I got the error. So I could not install the files.

    I got so annoyed that I even reinstalled my windows. But... the probleem occured again, on a clean windows and all drivers and updates and my needed programs installed. Thought it had to do with a program I installed. Again I got so annoyed, that I reinstalled windows a second time, and did not even update it (so only the drivers from my mobo and graka where installed). And guess again (yes you're right), again I got an I/O error on any file I downloaded.

    So I downloaded a tool for checking my HD. Oops, forgot I got an I/O error. Downloaded it on another pc, installed it on mine, and ran all tests. But all tests passed.

    So now I'm stuck. I don't know what to do anymore. Can someone help me please. Tell me which test I have to run......

    Thanks in advance.

  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Look in the Windows Event Viewer ater you get your IO error.

    Test your RAM with Memtest86+ and the hard drive with the utility from the drive manufacturer.
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