hard drive trouble??????
i really do not know a lot about computers. and i am not afraid to say it. they are just something i never learned. i tried to install a service manual that i purchased off from ebay onto my laptop. but during the initial part of the set up wizard, it stopped, and i got a pop up window that said
an installation support file 'C:\users\owner1\appdata\local\temp\(a4a6c5co-726d-11d3-0376-0000e878085b)\setup.inx' could not be installed. Data Error (cyclic redundancy check).
i asked the person that sold me the disc, and he had not run into this particular problem before. his thought was there is possibly a bad section on my hard drive?? it seems to me i ran across a place to check my hard drive for trouble spots at some point in the past (it would have been an older computer) but i have no idea where that is. also, i remember one of my brothers friends saying that a hard drive is only good for so many hours. is there some place i can check that as well?? and if so, how many hours is a hard drive typically good for???
by the way, i did successfully install the above dvd disc onto my desk top, so i know the disc is not the source of the problem. it is just very inconvenient to run up and down stairs to work on a car, check the service manual, back up the stairs, etc.