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Cannot install applications on my PC


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#1 fantasy5823

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 09:43 PM

Hope somebody can advice me on this problem. My reformat my other PC. When I installed my windows XP sp2, it worked just fine. But when I continued and tried to install my Motherboard CD, my DVD ROM was not able to read it. So I replaced my DVD Rom with a new one, but the problem is still there. I tried to replace the Installer CD with another one but still the DVD Rom cannot read it. When I tried it on my other computer, It was able to read the CD. What seems to be the problem? I'm using Intel motherboard with MSI chipset.

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#2 fantasy5823

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 09:55 PM

addendum to my post: I tried to install another application like my Video card installer, and it was able to read it. but when I click it to start the application, "E:/ IS NOT A VALID WINDOWS APPLICATION" appeared on the screen.

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 05:41 AM

I suggest doing two things:

a. Run a manufacturer's diagnostic on the hard drive you are trying to install on.

b. If it passes the diagnostic, delete everything and start the install anew.

FWIW: Ensure that any CD used is clean, free of smudges, etc.

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 05:27 AM

tnx for the advice. When I failed to install applications on the HD, I removed it and transfered to it another computer. I was then able to install the applications with no problem. I am really puzzled because the computer I transfered the HD is the same model as the computer that failed to install the applications. I also examined the BIOS of both PCs and they are exactly the same.




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