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System specs:

Computer: FOXCONN MCP61M05

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ (Brisbane, BH-G2)

2200 MHz (11.00x200.0) @ 2210 MHz (11.00x200.9)

Motherboard: FOXCONN M61PMV

Chipset: nVidia nForce 6100-405/430

Memory: 4096 MBytes @ 315 MHz, 5.0-5-5-15

- 2048 MB PC5300 DDR2-SDRAM - Kingston 2G-UDIMM

- 2048 MB PC5300 DDR2-SDRAM - Kingston 2G-UDIMM

Graphics: XFX GeForce 8400 GS

nVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS (G86), 512 MB DDR2 SDRAM

Drive: WDC WD5000AAKS-22A7B0, 488.4 GB, Serial ATA 3Gb/s

Drive: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH20NS15, DVD+R DL

Sound: nVIDIA MCP61 - High Definition Audio Controller

Network: NVIDIA nForce 10/100 Mbps Ethernet

OS: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Build 6002

OK, so a bit of background in case it helps: A few weeks ago, my computer got unplugged (I'm too poor to get a UPS :(), and the hard drive developed a few bad sectors. One of those bad sectors ended up being right on a system file ... and you can guess what happened. I had to reinstall. Luckily, I did not lose any files (they were on a data partition).

So the latest chkdsk/hard drive manufacturer diagnostic tool thingy came out just fine, but every time I try to install Paint.NET it would hang on me. First I would click through the options (e.g. desktop icon) and then it would hang during the actual installation and then turn grey, and then after a few minutes explorer.exe would start hanging and everything would get frozen up and I would have to hit the reset button. I downloaded the latest version in case it was due to a bad sector; no luck.

Also, the second time I tried to install, it did this de-installation thing of the previous failed installation. But then it would hang again.

Thanks for any help.

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A few weeks ago, my computer got unplugged (I'm too poor to get a UPS :(), and the hard drive developed a few bad sectors

If your system is corrupted, then you just need to get it fixed. Once the system is in an "undefined" state (or "decoherent" might be a better term), then there's no way to figure anything out using logic and reason. Even reinstalling won't matter if the hard drive is still physically wonky.

Step 1. Fix it! Replace that hard drive. It's untrustworthy.

Step 2. Come back to installing Paint.NET.

It'll be much happier.

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