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Q: Error 1335: Data1.cab corrupt or source file is corrupt and cannot download

I just recently formatted my hard drive and installed windows xp professional 64-bit and had no problem installing the automatic updates and all my drivers but then a couple restarts later after the installations i started receiving an error saying "The source file is corrupted" or "The cabinet file data1.cab is corrupt and cannot be used". I never had any problems like this on my windows xp home edition. Do you know how i might resolve this issue?

I have tried installing programs on different browsers, deleting all my temp files, and choosing a different download location.


Many thanks,

 

Cort

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A:

Hello Cort Adkins,

Issues such as this error, "The source file is corrupted" is usally a RAM issue. If you have multiple sticks of RAM, removel but one, reboot and test.
It is best to test one stick at a time until you find the one that is causing the corruption error.

Go to Start button and in the search box, type in Memory. This will bring up a Memory Diagnostic Test.
You can also test RAM using a app such as Memtest.

Please reply back with an update and let us know if this helps.

 

Thanks,

 

 

 


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