Problem with instaling Created 13 years ago2006-08-03 06:10:51 UTC by Madcow Madcow

Created 13 years ago2006-08-03 06:10:51 UTC by Madcow Madcow

Posted 13 years ago2006-08-03 06:10:51 UTC Post #192332
Hey.
When I try to install something from a CD or a DVD there is always atleast ONE file that it can't copy (I get an error saying that it failed to copy)
However, if I restart and try again it works some times.
I recently formated my hard drive, and before that I had none of these two problems (DVD and CD)
Sure, my CD-drive is borked, but there is nothing wrong with my DVD drive.

So, everytime I instal something from either CD drive or DVD drive there is always one file which fails to copy.
Any one familliar with this problem, and perhaps knows how to fix it?
An other problem showed up related to BF2 (which I am TRYING to install right now)
I managed to install BF2 with only one file failing to copy, however, when I try uppdating it it fails.

I think the problem is that I don't have FAT32, I have NTFS, I'll try to change it with a program
Madcow MadcowSpy zappin my udder
Posted 13 years ago2006-08-03 07:32:29 UTC Post #192335
That's really strange...
Which programs have you tried installing that fails?
Do you get any errors in POST (the BIOS startup, that you see when you turn on the computer)?

Fuck you Elof! - Ant
Posted 13 years ago2006-08-03 07:38:23 UTC Post #192338
Not quite Elof.

FAT32 can be used for hard-drives that are under 40 gigs. Windows can easily use it, just as it has for previous versions (95, 98, ME, etc).

NTFS would not be causing your problem.
AJ AJGlorious Overlord
Posted 13 years ago2006-08-03 09:04:21 UTC Post #192340
:S
So, what you're saying is that the problem isn't NTFS, and that I shouldn't change it to FAT32?
Your post was a bit confusing. :)

ZL: I'll have a look later today

Programs I've tried to install?
SWAT 4, Battlefield 2, Age of empires 3. I recall there was something else...
Madcow MadcowSpy zappin my udder
Posted 13 years ago2006-08-03 09:26:16 UTC Post #192341
Sure, my CD-drive is borked, but there is nothing wrong with my DVD drive.
Maybe there is...
Anyway, if there's a hardware problem with your HD drive, reformatting or changing the file system probably won't change anything. :(
Posted 13 years ago2006-08-03 09:42:52 UTC Post #192342
Yes, Madcow.
AJ AJGlorious Overlord
Posted 13 years ago2006-08-03 09:55:34 UTC Post #192343
Get http://ultimatebootcd.com/ and diagnose your hardware.
Posted 13 years ago2006-08-03 11:50:38 UTC Post #192346
Just a question because I'm not the smartest guy in the World when it comes to PC hardware etc...But my PC feels as though it has gotten perhaps slower and programs often crash with ease aka Hammer.

I have 3Gb free on C drive and 7 free on D drive - I was thinking of defragging...Do you agree?

My other question is is there like a 'free' program that checks your computer for any problems aka hardware or software...Just want to know because it would be so easy if a program just scanned your whole PC for problems...I doubt this exists.
Habboi HabboiSticky White Love Glue
Posted 13 years ago2006-08-03 12:19:57 UTC Post #192347
Habboi: amm,, maybe you should check the link ZL posted?
And defragging is always a good idea. :)

ZL: I checked my hard drives for problems using System Mechanic 6 (pro)
And both units where healthy (C and D)
So it seems as the problem isn't that they are unhealthy.

I'll ask my father to check the info which comes up in the start up (Because I can't understand any of that)

I'll come back with futher information.
Thanks for the help so far.
Madcow MadcowSpy zappin my udder
Posted 13 years ago2006-08-04 17:16:15 UTC Post #192474
Defragging never hurts, Habboi. Also, no, there are no programs that could possibly examine every possible problem.

Madcow: tried using one of those lens-cleaning CDs with the brushes one to, uh, clean the lens? Try.
Seventh-Monkey Seventh-MonkeyPretty nifty
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