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.cab And Read Errors


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#1 Racoonslayer

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Posted 28 March 2006 - 09:44 PM

Hey, I have been on this forum before about .cab errors, and thought I had the problem fixed, but I was wrong. When I try to install a program, or game from a cd (mainly multi-disk games) I will get an error - setup files dont match the .cab file, or a similar read error. I have gone down the list and reformatted my computer many times attempting to fix this problem, but it keeps coming back. I have 2 NEC DVD-RW ND-3540A drives, 2 Western Digital 80 gb drives linked with SiS 180 Raid controller- raid 1, and two 1gb generic ram 400mhz sticks. I am pretty sure that the problem is not in the dvd drives, because they are good quality drives, and have served me well with my older pc, western digital is also a trusted brand, and I have run with each one separately and both work fine, but my RAM on the other hand is some cheap 33$ sticks on eBay. My computer runs extremly smooth and fast, with a once a month blue-screen type crash, for unknown reasons. I am planning on getting some new RAM sticks, but I am not totally convinced that is the problem. Is there any other variable that I should look into, before I find some expensive corsair ram? help will be very much appreciated!!!! ---- Chase Williams

PS-- My LGA775 3.2ghz processor maintains a normal 38-40C temp, and when playing games, or burning dvds and watching a movie, it can get up to 57C. I heard that this processor is a "Hot Potato" but am still kind of worried. using thermal grease, with expensive + loud heatsink.

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 12:16 PM

Try testing your RAM:

RAM tests

http://www.simmtester.com/page/products/doc/download.asp
http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp
http://www.memtest.org/
http://www.memtest86.com/

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 02:01 PM

I'm also wondering if you've been using WindowsUpdate to get the latest available updates after reformatting. There's an updated Windows Installer available. I'm not sure if that would cause this issue, but it's a thought.

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 06:34 PM

Thank you for your reply but the issue is in the hardware I pretty sure. I see where you are comming from though. Thanks again. More replys will be greatly appreciated. What is the best brand to buy from if you are nearly broke and need a pc3200 1 gb stick?




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