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Microsoft KB Archive/100968

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PRACC9307: Application Admin Setup (/A) to Empty Floppy Drive

PSS ID Number: Q100968 Article last modified on 09-30-1993


The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Access Distribution Kit version 1.1


When a Microsoft Access Distribution Kit (ADK) Application Admin Setup (/A) is directed to a empty disk drive, you receive the following error message: System Error–Cannot read from drive A. Choosing Cancel works only for one file at a time. The error message is repeated for all files installed from Disk 1. If you continue to choose Cancel, a Setup box is displayed that shows additional space is needed on the drive. The bottom half of the last line of text in the box is cut off. If you choose Continue, several more system error messages are displayed. Then the following dialog box appears An error has occurred during Setup. Please make sure you are not out of disk space. and the Setup routine terminates.


Do not install to an empty disk drive. Either install to a floppy disk drive in which you have inserted a disk or install to another hard disk drive.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft Access Distribution Kit version 1.1. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.


Steps to Reproduce Problem

  1. Insert Disk 1 of the ADK Application into your floppy disk drive.
  2. Type :.EXE /A, where is your floppy disk drive. A box requesting drive and directory names for program files, graphs, and databases is displayed.
  3. Type <A>: (no subdirectory name), where <A> is the floppy disk drive that you did not indicate in Step 2.
  4. Press ENTER. You will begin receiving system error messages.

Additional reference words: 1.10 KBCategory: KBSubcategory: StpOthr Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1993.