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Seems like the download got corrupted. Did you check the md5 hash?
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i burned it to a cd and worked fine... I burned another and the file was missing
You just confirmed what exploder was telling you. You had a bad burn. Re-burn it as he instructed. If you have a problem with one file, there are probably other problems that just haven't shown themselves yet.
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