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Installer File Corrupted


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#1 dcanoli

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 03:35 PM

I have been running the same screensaver for years.

All of a sudden, I am getting this message:

Installer file is corrupted. Screen Time Error: 3.

I tried to reinstall the screen saver, but no luck. I'm thinking it may be on my side.

I tried several "fixes" from MS' website, but I still can't solve the problem.

Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks! Deb

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 03:42 PM

Try running Checkdisk and then defrag the hard drive.
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Posted 28 November 2007 - 03:50 PM

Refresh my memory--where is Checkdisk located?

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 03:56 PM

Found it and it's running.

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 07:13 PM

If this is a ScreenTime screensaver, why not try their site?

http://www.screentime.com/support/

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 09:50 PM

It's not a screentime screensaver. It was a Disney Cruise line free screensaver.

I've been thru all the Microsoft fixes on their website, but nothing is working. I don't know why my installer file is corrupt all of a sudden.

With all the great tech-y people on these boards, I was sure you'd guys have the best answers! :thumbsup:

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Posted 29 November 2007 - 02:37 AM

Can anyone help? Not sure how to "uncorrupt" my installer file.

Tried deleting the program and re-downloading, but another no-go.

What does it mean when you get this message?

Does it mean the software is corrupt or my installer file?

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Posted 29 November 2007 - 02:46 AM

You can try this free utility to re-register the Windows Installer: http://wiki.djlizard.net/Dial-a-fix#Standard_version
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Posted 29 November 2007 - 06:48 PM

I find no such message, using Google.

The installer files are generally considered (by me) to be relating to an application one intends to install, not to the Windows Installer.

If I received an error message about any application (such as a screensaver), I would uninstall the app, reboot and reinstall.

File corruption can occur for any number of reasons...and is due to any number of situations.

Causes of Data Corruption - http://ezinearticles.com/?Causes-of-Data-C...n&id=817785

File Corruption & Its Consequences - http://www.smartcomputing.com/editorial/ar...3.asp&guid=

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Edited by hamluis, 29 November 2007 - 06:50 PM.


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Posted 29 November 2007 - 08:16 PM

Can you download a new copy and install it?
http://www.disneythemes.com/screensavers.htm

If the pictures are different in the new one, maybe you can just copy the old pics to a folder and replace the new ones with them. Just a thought.

Edited by RknRusty, 29 November 2007 - 08:20 PM.


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Posted 29 November 2007 - 08:40 PM

Try downloading the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility Run it then redownload your screen saver
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Posted 30 November 2007 - 10:07 AM

Just got all your replies this morning. I wasn't getting the e-mail notifications of replies.

I will try them and get back to you guys.

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 10:12 AM

You can try this free utility to re-register the Windows Installer: http://wiki.djlizard.net/Dial-a-fix#Standard_version


I had found this on my own earlier in the week and tried it. Didn't work.....

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 10:16 AM

I find no such message, using Google.

The installer files are generally considered (by me) to be relating to an application one intends to install, not to the Windows Installer.

If I received an error message about any application (such as a screensaver), I would uninstall the app, reboot and reinstall.

File corruption can occur for any number of reasons...and is due to any number of situations.

Causes of Data Corruption - http://ezinearticles.com/?Causes-of-Data-C...n&id=817785

File Corruption & Its Consequences - http://www.smartcomputing.com/editorial/ar...3.asp&guid=

Louis


I was going to try option earlier in the week, but the app is not listed in my programs, making me think I'd already deleted .

So, I tried to redownload from the site, but I still got the same message.

Does your note mean you think it's the app and not my machine? I'll find and post the link so you can try it on your end and see if you get the same message. Deb

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 10:20 AM

http://disneycruise.disney.go.com/dcl/en_U...ubDownloadsPage

Here's the screensaver. It's the one on the bottom left.

Seems so silly to do all this work over a screen saver, but I want to make sure it's the file and not my machine.

Thanks. Deb




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