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Microsoft KB Archive/103272

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Article ID: 103272

Article Last Modified on 5/6/2003



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Access 1.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Access 1.1 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Access 2.0 Standard Edition



This article was previously published under Q103272

Novice: Requires knowledge of the user interface on single-user computers.


SYMPTOMS

When you are running the Microsoft Access Setup program, the following error message may appear if your path statement contains forward slashes (/):

   Badly formed Setup Script Command
   "CreateIniKeyValue C:/WIN\WINHELP.INI Files CUECARDS.DLL
   C:\ACCESS\, Can't find CUECARDS.DLL O"
                

CAUSE

The Setup program used by Microsoft Access cannot interpret the forward slash (/) as used in the path statement. When Microsoft Access calls for the path variable, the result is C:/WINDOWS. Microsoft Access is unable to append the addenda necessary for the various .INI file entries.

RESOLUTION

Change forward slashes to back slashes (\) in all paths statements and path variables in your AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS files. For example, change

   PATH C:/WINDOWS;C:/DOS;

to read

   PATH C:\WINDOWS;C:\DOS;
                

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Access versions 1.0, 1.1, and 2.0. This behavior no longer occurs in Microsoft Access for Windows 95 version 7.0.

MORE INFORMATION

Steps to Reproduce Problem


  1. Type the following at the command prompt:


PATH C:/WINDOWS;C:/DOS;

  1. Start Microsoft Windows.
  2. Install Microsoft Access and start the Setup program.


The error will occur at the end of Setup, when Microsoft Access tries to update the .INI files.


Keywords: kbbug kbsetup KB103272