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Windows 7: File Corruption issues

01 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7
File Corruption issues

I have recently installed a copy of Windows 7 home premium 32 bit and it has been nothing but a headache since I got it.

The biggest issue that is absolutely killing my computer has to do with file downloads. When I download a program, installer, zip file, etc, the file gets corrupted at some point during the transfer making it unusable. I do not believe this is a problem with my network, as I have a linux computer and my roommate has a Windows 7 computer as well, and neither have this problem. I never once had this issue while I was running Windows XP. Here are the installers that either fail to launch, or give me a file corrupted error message when I try to install them: gmax, pidgin, openoffice 3.1, Microsoft Expression studio, Adoble Flash player 10, Mozilla Firefox, Steam and more.

I have connected my computer directly to my modem and I am still experiencing these issues. Can anyone provide any kind of insight to what would cause this and what could fix it?

My System SpecsSystem Spec

01 Nov 2009   #2

7600.20510 x86

Antivirus and/or firewall. Completely uninstall and do not just disable. Test.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7

I have uninstalled my antivirus/firewall and reset my router/modem. The issue persists.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

01 Nov 2009   #4

7600.20510 x86

Boot to "safe mode + networking" and try your luck there. If good, we will figure out what is doing it in normal mode.

Don't use any 3rd party download helpers or the like.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7

I am not using any 3rd party download helpers. I have tried this in Safe Mode + Network and I still have the same problem

Oddly enough, this problem started happening after I added more RAM to my system. I initially had 2 GB and I added 1 more. My motherboard wont support more than 3.
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27 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Anybody found a solution to the corrupted zip file issue?

I have the same problem even when copying a zip or self-extracting exe from another computer wether it be across the network or from a flash drive. If I extract the file on another computer and then copy the extracted folder to a flash drive and over it works fine.

Otherwise all Zip and SelfExtracting EXEs fail under Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Note: this is on a full release, not the RCs or beta.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Ok.. slight update.. still a problem

Wonderful Microsoft Security Essentials is causing the issue. I have to shutoff realtime protection in order to use/download/copy any zip or self extracting file and have it be usable on the computer.

Suggestions? Advice? Ranting about the same issue?

Thanks in advance!
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