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Old 12-03-2008, 03:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all,



My laptop just started acting up this morning. I was opening an app when it locked up and turned off. I rebooted and got the error:
"UNMOUNTABLE BOOT VOLUME".
I ran chkdsk /r and fixed it. When I loaded up windows and tried to open the same app I got some file errors and the program wouldn't open.

So I uninstalled and attempted to reinstall the program. Everytime it got to a certain file the installation would fail.

So I reformatted and installed all my drivers. I ran the installation again and got the same error, but at a different percentage than before. It was stopping on a different file this time. I tried several times and it failed at the same file everytime before I gave up.


I'm running a Dell XPS M1710
Doucore proc 1.8
Geforce 7900 gtx
60g hd
Windows xp
2g ram


Thanks in advance for any help!!

Francis
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CD scratched?
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Old 12-03-2008, 04:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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No, the installer was already on my HDD. I wasn't using a cd.
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Recreate the installer file(s).
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Forgive me, I'm a bit of a newb, as my title implies.

How would I recreate the file?
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backup up your data and try getting a replacement for that hdd. Once you start getting bad sectors it means the drive is failing and it will only get worse over time.
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ok try to install another version of that application ?
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If I were you I would get another drive. They aren't too expensive and whatever the outcome, you have a new drive. Sounds win - win to me.
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Thanks for the help guys. I really appreciate it. I think I'll just get a new drive.
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