Trouble extracting large downloaded files, especially Data2.Cab
Posted on 2007-08-11
This is a strange issue but maybe somebody has some advice. My friend constantly has issues on his Windows XP SP2 machine with extracting large downloaded demos / betas etc of games. They always seem to fail on data2.cab files though! He has tried reformatting etc but it never seems to help. I'm wondering if there is something corrupted on his XP CD related to Zip extraction.
Does anyone have any suggestions on possible troubleshooting or ways to fix this? We've tried having him download the files from several different websites (Fileplanet, Gamespot, IGN etc) but either way he gets it it does the same thing which means it really shouldn't be his network connection corrupting it somehow - and why always in the same spot on the file?
He has also tried different internet connections, even downloading it from work, burning to DVD then bringing home to his machine to extract and it still fails.
Do you think installing a product like WinZIP 11 will help replace the corrupted ZIp extraction or has anyone else heard of other solutions to this issue?