How can I fix a CAB archive that is corrupted?

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by =?Utf-8?B?RGVuaXNl?=, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. Hi, I have Windows XP Pro X64, SATA. I ran an Avast scan last night and one
    of the findings was: "msi.dll - Unable to scan. CAB archive is corrupted."

    What can I do about this?

    --
    Denise

    ~ If you don't know where you came from, you won't know where you're going.
    =?Utf-8?B?RGVuaXNl?=, Jun 15, 2007
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  2. The *.CAB files are left on the CD/DVD after installation completes, I think
    Avast is having trouble analyzing the content from that disk, nothing save
    physical damage to the disk could corrupt your data there. The good reason
    to scan CD's is if you have compilations of more or less unknown origin,
    usually the process is lengthy, and official installation disks come with
    almost no risk, so I take those out when I make a scan.

    I would ignore this altogether.


    Tony. . .


    "Denise" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi, I have Windows XP Pro X64, SATA. I ran an Avast scan last night and

    one
    > of the findings was: "msi.dll - Unable to scan. CAB archive is

    corrupted."
    >
    > What can I do about this?
    >
    > --
    > Denise
    >
    > ~ If you don't know where you came from, you won't know where you're

    going.
    Tony Sperling, Jun 15, 2007
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  3. Hi Tony . . . thanks for responding. I didn't have any CD's or DVD's in my
    ROM drive when I ran the scan. I have installed programs/data from CD's and
    DVD's but I remove the disks as soon as the installation is complete.

    Maybe I'm reading you wrong?
    --
    Denise

    ~ If you don't know where you came from, you won't know where you're going.


    "Tony Sperling" wrote:

    > The *.CAB files are left on the CD/DVD after installation completes, I think
    > Avast is having trouble analyzing the content from that disk, nothing save
    > physical damage to the disk could corrupt your data there. The good reason
    > to scan CD's is if you have compilations of more or less unknown origin,
    > usually the process is lengthy, and official installation disks come with
    > almost no risk, so I take those out when I make a scan.
    >
    > I would ignore this altogether.
    >
    >
    > Tony. . .
    >
    >
    > "Denise" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > Hi, I have Windows XP Pro X64, SATA. I ran an Avast scan last night and

    > one
    > > of the findings was: "msi.dll - Unable to scan. CAB archive is

    > corrupted."
    > >
    > > What can I do about this?
    > >
    > > --
    > > Denise
    > >
    > > ~ If you don't know where you came from, you won't know where you're

    > going.
    >
    >
    >
    =?Utf-8?B?RGVuaXNl?=, Jun 15, 2007
    #3
  4. No, I eat my words. I have CAB files on my HD's too, but I still think this
    is an issue of Avast not being able to resolve it's analysis of the file,
    which could mean that it is corrupt, but it may just trip on something
    because it's in an archived format.

    I would try and identify what app the file belongs to and whether or not you
    have that app currently installed or uninstalled, this will let you decide
    if you can delete it or copy/burn it to another medium and wipe it off the
    HD or leave it where it is. But I doubt it is serious. Avast simply fails to
    finish it's analysis of this file, and since it is an archive, you most
    likely will not need it or miss it - corrupt or not, deleted or left or
    whatever.


    Tony. . .


    "Denise" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi Tony . . . thanks for responding. I didn't have any CD's or DVD's in

    my
    > ROM drive when I ran the scan. I have installed programs/data from CD's

    and
    > DVD's but I remove the disks as soon as the installation is complete.
    >
    > Maybe I'm reading you wrong?
    > --
    > Denise
    >
    > ~ If you don't know where you came from, you won't know where you're

    going.
    >
    >
    > "Tony Sperling" wrote:
    >
    > > The *.CAB files are left on the CD/DVD after installation completes, I

    think
    > > Avast is having trouble analyzing the content from that disk, nothing

    save
    > > physical damage to the disk could corrupt your data there. The good

    reason
    > > to scan CD's is if you have compilations of more or less unknown origin,
    > > usually the process is lengthy, and official installation disks come

    with
    > > almost no risk, so I take those out when I make a scan.
    > >
    > > I would ignore this altogether.
    > >
    > >
    > > Tony. . .
    > >
    > >
    > > "Denise" <> wrote in message
    > > news:...
    > > > Hi, I have Windows XP Pro X64, SATA. I ran an Avast scan last night

    and
    > > one
    > > > of the findings was: "msi.dll - Unable to scan. CAB archive is

    > > corrupted."
    > > >
    > > > What can I do about this?
    > > >
    > > > --
    > > > Denise
    > > >
    > > > ~ If you don't know where you came from, you won't know where you're

    > > going.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    Tony Sperling, Jun 15, 2007
    #4
  5. Thanks . . . I'll run another scan and see what it comes up with. It listed
    the location of the files in a report after the scan. If they're that big of
    a gulp, I'd like them out of there anyway. I just reformatted my hard drive
    about a month ago so I'm surprised that this happened so fast.
    --
    Denise

    ~ If you don''t know where you came from, you won''t know where you''re going.


    "Tony Sperling" wrote:

    > No, I eat my words. I have CAB files on my HD's too, but I still think this
    > is an issue of Avast not being able to resolve it's analysis of the file,
    > which could mean that it is corrupt, but it may just trip on something
    > because it's in an archived format.
    >
    > I would try and identify what app the file belongs to and whether or not you
    > have that app currently installed or uninstalled, this will let you decide
    > if you can delete it or copy/burn it to another medium and wipe it off the
    > HD or leave it where it is. But I doubt it is serious. Avast simply fails to
    > finish it's analysis of this file, and since it is an archive, you most
    > likely will not need it or miss it - corrupt or not, deleted or left or
    > whatever.
    >
    >
    > Tony. . .
    >
    >
    > "Denise" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > Hi Tony . . . thanks for responding. I didn't have any CD's or DVD's in

    > my
    > > ROM drive when I ran the scan. I have installed programs/data from CD's

    > and
    > > DVD's but I remove the disks as soon as the installation is complete.
    > >
    > > Maybe I'm reading you wrong?
    > > --
    > > Denise
    > >
    > > ~ If you don't know where you came from, you won't know where you're

    > going.
    > >
    > >
    > > "Tony Sperling" wrote:
    > >
    > > > The *.CAB files are left on the CD/DVD after installation completes, I

    > think
    > > > Avast is having trouble analyzing the content from that disk, nothing

    > save
    > > > physical damage to the disk could corrupt your data there. The good

    > reason
    > > > to scan CD's is if you have compilations of more or less unknown origin,
    > > > usually the process is lengthy, and official installation disks come

    > with
    > > > almost no risk, so I take those out when I make a scan.
    > > >
    > > > I would ignore this altogether.
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > Tony. . .
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > "Denise" <> wrote in message
    > > > news:...
    > > > > Hi, I have Windows XP Pro X64, SATA. I ran an Avast scan last night

    > and
    > > > one
    > > > > of the findings was: "msi.dll - Unable to scan. CAB archive is
    > > > corrupted."
    > > > >
    > > > > What can I do about this?
    > > > >
    > > > > --
    > > > > Denise
    > > > >
    > > > > ~ If you don't know where you came from, you won't know where you're
    > > > going.
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >

    >
    >
    >
    =?Utf-8?B?RGVuaXNl?=, Jun 16, 2007
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