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Installation of 'restorecd.msi' failed. RRS feed

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    I have downloaded the restorecd.msi file (German version) for Windows Home Server and Homecomputers. I tried to install it on a Windows XP SP3 system, but the installation failed with something like this: the necessary file "cis.cab" is damaged and cannot be used.

     

    I can cancel, retry or ignore the warning, but whatever I choose, the installation fails.

    What can I do now?

    Tuesday, April 27, 2010 4:05 PM

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    1. Download again.
    2. Try on a different computer
    3. Third, run chkdsk /r on the computer you tried on initially (do that anyway if downloading a second time results in the same error on the initial computer).

    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Tuesday, April 27, 2010 4:09 PM
    Moderator
  • I have a slow internet connection with limited volume (1 GB per week). So I must wait until next week before I can try to download the restorecd.msi again.

    Tomorrow I try an installation on a different computer.

    I started with a reboot and chkdsk /r. After that I tried to install again, but with the same error message.
    Tuesday, April 27, 2010 4:33 PM
  • Perhaps you can try and download the file from a location which has a fast internet connection (office, internet cafe, library)
    Wednesday, April 28, 2010 12:32 AM
    Moderator
  • I have just tried an installation on another freshly installed computer. Same error message. The downloaded file is probably corrupt.
    I have downloaded it in my office. I don’t know an internet café nearby. Libraries in Germany don’t offer free internet access.
    I’ll try it next week again.
    Wednesday, April 28, 2010 7:18 AM