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The errors in my life December 18, 2006 6:16 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Software, Technology
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Errors I have been fighting all weekend

Rid machines of viruses and malware can be very difficult and time consuming. Plus it demands just enough attention that you can’t really focus on something serious so multitasking for productivity is kind of out of the question. So, what gets sacrificed? Estimates and sales.

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Update: I have cleared all temp areas on the harddrive, have checked for bad sectors on the harddisk, have uninstalled the old remenants of the program being upgraded, have uninstalled and reinstalled the InstallShield engine, and jumped through many suggestions found on Google, and still at 37-40% of the way into the installation, it fails. So I tried on another computer and at 40% it failed with "Error 1305.Error reading from file C:\Program File\Peachtree\Pchapp32.dll. Verify that the file exists and that you can access it." So I wised up and decided to try to eliminate the cdrom from the equation. I can copy every file from the CD except d:\peachw\install\Data1.cab. When I try to copy that file I get "Cannot copy Data1:Data error (cyclic redundancy check)" from any machine.

Update: Peachtree agrees the disc is bad but won’t let me download Data1.cab. They are sending a new disc in the mail.

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1. jonathan hickman - December 18, 2006

I cleaned an old desktop of Katie’s yesterday.

It had 1,515 viruses, trojans, other malware, and infected files.

2. djuggler - December 18, 2006

It sometimes amazes me that computer continue to function against such an onslaught.

3. jonathan hickman - December 18, 2006

This one is still only functioning in safe mode (but at least I can log in as admin now).

Next I’ll have to figure out how to get it to work without using safe mode.

4. Stormare Mackee - December 19, 2006

I’ve had much success with Safarp in dealing with InstallFried crap. Use Safarp to remove the offending application, delete all remaining application files, and reinstall.

5. djuggler - December 19, 2006

I’ll check it out. Thanks. I think I have bad media though.

6. Reality Me » I need just 1 file from Peachtree 2005 - December 19, 2006

[…] Anyone have Peachtree Complete Accounting 2005? Tech support has declared my disc bad and are mailing a new one but won’t make the one cab I need available for download. If you have \peachwinstallData1.cab handy, please me know. (and no, it’s not piracy when you’ve purchased a defect product..) […]