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    Zipper trouble


    For the past couple of days I've been downloading many zip files from reliable sites and most won't open and are reported as corrupt.

    I've Win 8 64bit and tried 7 Zip and others. I also downloaded an iso and that opened fine. Any ideas please?

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    Yes. If you are using some kind of download manager, uninstall it.

    Same for 3rd party security. Safe mode and the removal tool for the product, here.
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    I'm currently downloading a software app again with my Trend security turned off. No download manager. I'm 88% there. Earlier I got to 97% on the same file and my Win 8 bluescreened. First time I've had a bluescreen in years. A report was sent to MS.

    I'm thinking of doing a totally fresh install of Win 8 and all my software as I feel a lot of things are going wrong lately. I just bricked my satnav device trying to update my maps as communication between my Win 8 PC and TomTom was so flaky. I also have trouble with Flash at the moment in Firefox. Oh woes!!
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    No need to reinstall. Simply run the tool in the top thread of the Crash subforum then post the zip here. Btw, disabling antivirus/firewall/security suite does not help. It must be uninstalled as said.

    You a/v is likely to blame. I'll tell you for sure.

    Use this page to clear your Flash "super-cookies" LSOs and it will fix that: AdobeClearFlash
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    Well, I've been up all night and decided to re-install Win 7 from an image. That went well and now I'm looking at running Win 8 in a VM but first I need to tidy up my Win 7 install. Thanks for the help so far. Bit of a come-down seeing as I boasted I was running Win 8 CP plus beta of two major applications with no trouble! But the past few days have seen just too many glitches.
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    VHD?


    Have you considered using a VHD?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thatmanbrian View Post
    Well, I've been up all night and decided to re-install Win 7 from an image. That went well and now I'm looking at running Win 8 in a VM but first I need to tidy up my Win 7 install. Thanks for the help so far. Bit of a come-down seeing as I boasted I was running Win 8 CP plus beta of two major applications with no trouble! But the past few days have seen just too many glitches.
    You want to run Win 8 with no trouble? Don't install any 3rd party antivirus, especially the one that bsoded on you already, and you're 90% ahead of it all. Install latest drivers from manufacturers' sites and you're set.

    Other than that, if you do run into troubles, I'll have an answer for ya about it and how to fix within minutes of you posting the necessary zip and if I'm around of course, too.

    Why have a VM when you can have a permanent install as part of true dual-boot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post
    Install latest drivers from manufacturers' sites and you're set.
    That doesn't always help (in my case it made no difference at all).

    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post
    Why have a VM when you can have a permanent install as part of true dual-boot?
    So you don't have to risk falling victim to any of the problems that other people have complained about.

    It should be easier to get rid of than an actual install.

    A VHD should be faster than a VM though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    That doesn't always help (in my case it made no difference at all).
    He doesn't have VIA audio. It's probably not a good idea to extrapolate your issues onto him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    That doesn't always help (in my case it made no difference at all).
    He doesn't have VIA audio. It's probably not a good idea to extrapolate your issues onto him.
    I never said that he did.

    ... Install latest drivers from manufacturers' sites and you're set.
    I was merely pointing out that isn't 100% guaranteed to fix all problems (as you implied).
    For example, NVidia drivers are notorious for breaking PCs.

    Faulty AV updates are another source of problems.
    People have even suffered problems with MS updates.

    Since thatmanbrian's PC was working correctly (apparently) something else has caused his problem (dodgy software installation?).

    @thatmanbrian
    I suppose that it's too late now, but did you try making a zip file on your PC and seeing if you could unzip it?

    If it only occurred with downloaded files that would suggest a possible cause (or least an area to check).
    Last edited by lehnerus2000; 10 Apr 2012 at 09:56.
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