So I'm trying to figure out whats going on here. I have installed a brand new copy of windows 7 64-bit on my Vaio VGC-LS35E and it doesn't run well because there are no compatible drivers from Intel for my system's chipset (apparently) and other devices only have Vista x32 drivers. But the 64-bit version runs, just my cpu light is always on at 0% usage. So I wanted to switch to the 32-bit version because I'm pretty sure I'm able to use some Vista drivers that might work. Only thing is, when the setup reaches the "completing installation" phase it tells me it can't continue due to a corrupt installation file.
Thats where I'm lost. I originally installed the 32-bit version (over a crashed vista) then switched to the 64-bit version after it installed and ran fine. Only reason I decided to switch was because Microsoft's compatibility test said I could run it.
I want to run the 32-bit version, but every time I attempt an install, even a clean install, I get the same error. My hard drive does have some bad sectors, but again, the 64-bit version runs, and I've run Ubuntu 10.04 on it fine too. What can I do about either making the 64-bit version run better on my system? Can the 32-bit DVD have a corrupt file on it even though it has run fine before? If so, is there anything I can do about it?