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Problems (with DVD Drive?) saying files on discs are corrupt

by HiJ6393 / June 22, 2007 9:42 PM PDT

I'm on Vista home premium just in case anyone wonders why I'm posting on the vista forum. When I try to install something from my Samsung Writemaster DVD drive, it says that a file on the disc is corrupt. I've tried with three different drives and different IDE cables too but it happens the same each time. I wondered if a bent pin on the drive could be damaging tha IDE cables. I've also had problems when installing VIsta with this drive when I kept getting Blue Screen errors during installation.

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Is Vista An Upgrade or a New OEM Install?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / June 24, 2007 5:21 AM PDT

Did the computer come with Vista installed or did you upgrade to it?

It sounds like you need new firmware for the drive.. Samsung should have that which is Vista compatible.

Hope this helps.


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OEM clean install
by HiJ6393 / June 24, 2007 6:03 PM PDT

I installed it as the computer is custom built. I had firmware from Samsung when I had XP installed, and it didnt seem to help. It just gets a bit through installation and tells me a file on the disc is corrupt, and does it with every program I install. I will try the firmware from the disc but I can't access the internet because I can't get a NETGEAR Wireless adapter to work either.

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Sounds Like It's Time To Reinstall...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / June 25, 2007 7:09 AM PDT
In reply to: OEM clean install

...from scratch.. The consistent error for installing all those items indicates there is an issue with the operating system installation.. Try formatting and install Vista again.

Next, make sure you have all the correct drivers for everything BEFORE doing the install.. I recommend accessing a different computer and burning a copy of all the MOST RECENT drivers for each piece of hardware.. Drivers are being updated frequently now simply to fix all Vista issues they're having. Generally, newer is better when it comes to Vista. Likewise, I'd visit the Samsung site to download their newest, if you haven't already.

Hope this helps.


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