When I try to install SP1a, I get a message saying that the file is corrupted.

Need help, Im confused

OK, so I have windows XP I am trying to install on my acer aspire 5100. Its an old copy that came with another computer. All I'm trying to do is to clean the computer clean and start over. Installation was successful, but when I try to install SP1a I get a message saying that the file is corrupted. I can't connect to the internet of him because the surrent version doesn't support WPA2. So im downloading on an external HD and try to run it from my computer. When you try to install SP2, it says that the file is not a valid Win32 application. Any help / ideas would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance!


Again, your best option is to order a set of Acer recovery disks.

If you insist on doing things the way hard, then check first that download, you have to SP2 (you don't need SP1a because it is part of the SP2) is correct - check the hash of the file downloaded against one published (where you downloaded of?)

If the hash is correct and then try running SFC/scannow from a command prompt - it may work, depending on how the software manufacturer set up the drive, but it is preferable to use in conjunction with a good OS disc, rather than the recovery disk.

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