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Error reading file in D:

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#1 phenominolchild


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Posted 01 October 2010 - 01:03 PM

Need help! I'm trying to download a program to my iMac through Parallel Desktop 6. I'm running Windows XP Home Edition, and for some reason it won't get past a certain point of installation. I keep getting the same error, "Read error in the file D:(location/file name).exe".... I used an installation CD/DVD that I have, but I'm not sure what could be wrong. It's only a week old iMac, but my friend told me it might be the D: drive itself that's bad, but I had burned a cd/DVD 10 minutes before talking to her, so I'm guessing it's fine? I burned using the Mac OS which burned & read fine, so I'm guessing the problem is in Parallels and/or Windows. Please help! I've been at it for days and I STILL never figured it out...

Thanks in advance!

Edited by hamluis, 02 October 2010 - 01:52 PM.
Moved from XP to Mac OS

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#2 phenominolchild

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 01:43 PM

I guess no one knows?!

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 06:57 PM

You are mixing drive metaphors.
How many partitions are on the Mac side? One partition? Named?
Do you do monthly maintenance on the Mac side? My recommendation is AppleJack.

How many partitions are setup in Parallels 6? (you realize this is a version zero of a very complex application?
Can you view the D: partition? Can you duplicate a file on it? Can you copy from it? Copy to it?
Have you run chkdsk on the partition?
Do you do monthly maintenance on the Windows version? I recommend CCleaner and Defraggler (do they work without errors?).
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