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I have a "home-grown" 486DX2, 2.1gb, 16mb RAM, 8xCDROM, 28.8 Fax/Voc/Data modem, 256 cache computer running presently on Win3.11 for WG. I also have QEMM v.8 and CD Quick Cache installed. In attempting every possible way I've read about in MS' Knowledge Base and advice from "online experts," I was referred to your site. Hopefully, I can find a solution. I desperately need to install Win95. My problem: After disabling the QEMM and CD Quick Cache, I still experience a shut-down of the Setup procedure. I'm loading it from a non-OEM version on CDROM, from my "E" drive. Somewhere (and the point varies, depending on where I attempt to install it to/from, i.e. DOS (6.22), Windows "Run", or the sub-directory Win95 on the installation CDRom, I get "Cannot read .cab files. Cannot continue Setup." I have also gotten a notice once or twice that a .cab file was "corrupt." I know this not to be the case, since I tested the installation on another computer, and tried another
Win 95 CDROM in my computer with similar and/or identical results. That's about all I can tell you, except that you're my penultimate stop. My next is Dr. Kevorkian!
I have been "in" computers as a builder/real estate developer since 1965, when I did the modeling for the first software mainframe program for the construction of multi-housing units. I go back to Wordperfect 4.0 and WordStar! Even to CP/M! To not be able to get by this problem is both frustrating and humbling. Can you help? Will I have to give up my grand-children as collateral?
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I hope this is not your problem, but I had a similar problem at one time on my system.  
The problem turned out to be my CD ROM.  It was going bad. This was confirmed by my local computer shop where I buy all my hardware for my system. (I have a home built Pentium)  
When I took it in to them they confirmed the CD Indeed was going bad.  I put in a new Unit and no problems whatsoever.  
Before you take it in and have it checked, try running some other CD program.  If you get errors from another CD, then I would say this is defenitely your problem.
Also since you tried another Win95 CD and got the same results, it most likely is the CD Unit.
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