My computer corrupts downloaded installers

By gabbo93
Mar 23, 2008
  1. I am always downloading new programs, just mucking around seeing what i can learn, but basically 95% of the large installers that i download always end up being corrupt.

    I just tried to download Microsoft Expression Web 2.0 Beta and when i opened the self extractor, it began to extract then reached one cab file, stopped and just gave a message saying file is corrupt, this also happened when i tried to download Corel Draw and Microsoft Expression Media.

    I really don't know what the problem is and i really don't feel like formatting the computer, is there anything else besides a virus that can do this.

    PS: My mobo is wrecked, but i don't have the money yet to buy a new computer, so i'm stuck with this for now...

    Any help is appreciated.
  2. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,374   +69

    I have some possible suggestions, but don't know that they'll work. Goto Start->Run->msconfig and disable everything but your antivirus and printer. This helped me back in the times of windows 98 when I had a similiar problem of a startup program that worked with windows 95 and after a while stopped working with windows 98. Also, something may be wrong with your internet connection in that you may be receiving corrupt data. I know there are various error checksums that are received, but try powering down your modem (and router, if used) and repowering them. Also, if you want to test it with a small download, try dialup. will give you 10 hours of free dialup per month. Just connect your phone line to your computer modem. Good luck!
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