Setup Error

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by lieb39, May 12, 2003.

  1. lieb39

    lieb39 Apple lover, PC User

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    Hi,

    I'm having trouble with my Dell laptop (dlieb) The problem is simply trying to install programs. Whenever I try to install programs like GTA (downloaded off the Rockstar website, they are giving it away for free) or Vue trail I get an error message. This error messge is resolved if I burn the setup files to a cd, and run it off there. I have a NTFS drive with the an OEM Windows XP SP1 Professional.

    The error message reads:

    I try running in normal and compatibility mode, both times I get the same error message. HELP!!!

    Thanks,

    lieb39
     
  2. yoyo

    yoyo _________________

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    Do you have 8.3 filename creation disabled?

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SYSTEM\ CurrentControlSet\ Control\ FileSystem
    NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation REG_DWORD 0x00000001 (1)
     
  3. lieb39

    lieb39 Apple lover, PC User

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    Yes it is on (1)

    I know I tweaked my computer according to tweaktown guide... what else?
     
  4. yoyo

    yoyo _________________

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    It should be on 0 (zero). Many programs still depend on these short file names.

    If you enable short file name creation now, this will only affect newly created or modified files.

    In the example you mentioned it may (or may not) work to give the Vue d'Esprit folder a name that corresponds to the DOS file name convention (max 8 characters plus extension and no spaces).