Error when installing games (source file is corrupt)

Hey guys. I know this site is one of the best computer advice sites there is, so i decided to just make an account here when i need help regarding anything computer related in general. So my first thread i´m going to ask you geniuses what i might be able to do about this error i recently started getting when trying to install games.

First time it occurred was when i was trying to install borderlands 2. I manage to install the games, but this error keeps popping up along the way, and the game simply doesnt stop loading when a loading screen comes up.



Heres the error, any feedback would be great.
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  1. If it happens with different CD/DVDs I would question the status of my optical drive. I would also run memtest86+ ( http://www.memtest.org/ ) just to be sure that it was not caused my a memory error.

    Oh, and genius, while there are certainly some here, I am not even close to being among them, just have had years of painful experiences that have taught me a little -- sort of like touching a hot stove lots of times. :)
  2. Thanks for the reply Realbeast. I had considered the memory test before, after reading other threads, and after getting off my ass and burning a disc and doing the memtest, the results show that there are no errors.

    So the search for the problem continues! Exciting isnt it?
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  4. It looks like you are running Win7 x64.

    If you are installing from the original DC/DVD source disk take a look at them and insure that there are no marks or scratches on the disks.

    While I cannot explain Borderlands 2, Tony Hawks 4 is the only version that I think will run and then only with a compatibility update. x64 is tough to install or run with the older games. I have XP Mode and a 32 bit version of Win 7 in VMWare installed to run a lot of the games.
  5. RealBeast said:
    It looks like you are running Win7 x64.

    If you are installing from the original DC/DVD source disk take a look at them and insure that there are no marks or scratches on the disks.

    While I cannot explain Borderlands 2, Tony Hawks 4 is the only version that I think will run and then only with a compatibility update. x64 is tough to install or run with the older games. I have XP Mode and a 32 bit version of Win 7 in VMWare installed to run a lot of the games.

    Hi i have installed the Windows XP Mode and gives me the same error 'source file is corrupted'. I saw that you wrote there have XP Mode and play more games. but to me does not work either. what can i do ???
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