How to Correct Checksum Errors in Zip Files

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The Cheksum on your computer is used to scan files before they load on your operating system. Cheksum is used to make sure your files are able to launch without damaging your system. When the Checksum on your system isn't working properly, you will not be able to open software packages or install new hardware. The best way to fix your Cheksum files is to run the Windows File Checker.

  • Click the "Start" button and then click "All Programs."

  • Click the "Accessories" button, and then right-click on "Command Prompt."

  • Click on "Run as Administrator," and then enter your administrator password into the box.

  • Type "sfc /scannow" into the command prompt and press the "Enter" key.

  • Wait for the system to replace your Cheksum files with the correct versions.

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