corrupt - a solution that works

  [DELETED] 21:36 14 Oct 2003

or at least it did for me! Some poor unfortunates out there are trying to install office 2000/xp onto xp PCs are getting a error. The Microsoft work arounds from the Knowledge section don't always work - this did

I finally got around the issue by setting my CD-ROM drive to PIO (Programmed IO) rather than DMA (Dynamic Memory Access) and the problem went away. You do pay a CD-ROM performance penalty since PIO is slower than DMA. Instructions: Bring up the control panel. Click ?Performance and Maintenance?. Click ?System?. Click the ?Hardware? tab. Click the ?Device Manager? button. Expand the IDE entry (note, the text may vary depending upon your hardware). Your CD drive is probably on the secondary IDE channel. Double click the entry. Click the ?Advanced Settings? tab. If there is a drop down list for ?Transfer Mode?, set it to PIO.

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