Computer gone mad

  cosmicspoon 11:15 16 Aug 2008
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Hello all.
I have recently recieved my old PC for the purposes of doing essays/ internet and games.
I gave it to a friend to fix as last term it threw in the towel, resulting with me getting a new PC for my computer music work.

The problem I am having now is that the old PC will not allow me to install anything I have tried so far, which is listed below: -

Call of Duty 1
Call of Duty 2
The Sims (for the gf - i swear!)
Microsoft Office 2007

In the instance of the two games I am given the message "( ) could not be located. This may be bacause the medium from which you are trying to install is corrupt" - which i know isnt.

And Microsoft office wont install, saying it cannot locate a file, which when I locate and select it, im presented with "Invalid file".

Does anyone have any idea what may be causing this?

Comp Specs: -


Windows XP (Home Edition)
Version 2002
Service Pack 2

AMD Athlon 64
3800+
2.40GHz
2 GB RAM

Also, when I remove the language bar from the taskbar, each time i restart my computer it is there.

Any help would be much appreciated

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:19 16 Aug 2008

Clean the CD/DVD drive with a lens cleaner and retry.

Both error messages are due to the install not being able to red the CDs.

  spuds 11:31 16 Aug 2008

Have you checked and 'cleaned' the disc's.

Alternatively, you might need to consider a replacement cd/dvd device. Easy to change, and cheap enough nowadays.

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