Posted 11 December 2007 - 05:00 AM
Asking this on behalf of my teenage son.
He purchased brand new computer, quad processor, 2gb ram, top line graphics card etc.
When he downloads zip files, either from Internet, CD/DVD or other drives and extracts them, they appear to extract ok,
but upon completion of extraction it tells him that the the size extracted does not agree with the size of the file zipped and that the file is corrupted and therefore unusable.
He has tried several different programs and several different files, result is the same each time. We have checked settings in Windows, Anti virus programs and tracking software, but cannot see any options that would prevent files been unzipped once physically on harddrive.
I have even tried files that unzip fine on my computer, but not on his, still no success, the files will unzip fine on an external drive, plugged into his main cpu but not on the C drive. He has uninstalled and reinstalled the unzipping programs, and tried different versions etc, but still not successful..
very small files, ie 1 mb or so seem to unzip ok, but not larger ones.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.