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Microsoft KB Archive/173661

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"Setup Error 514" During Internet Explorer Active Setup

Article ID: 173661

Article Last Modified on 10/13/2003


  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 128-Bit Edition
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 128-Bit Edition

This article was previously published under Q173661


When you try to install Internet Explorer 4.0, you may receive the following error message:

Setup Error 514:
The log file command line option (/G) must have a valid filename as an argument.

When you receive this error message, Active Setup stops.


This error message can occur if the Windows 3.1 file system is enabled.


WARNING: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall Windows. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor can be solved. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

To resolve this issue, disable the Windows 3.1 file system by changing the Win31FileSystem DWORD value to "0" (without quotation marks) under the following registry key:


Then, restart Internet Explorer Setup.

Additional query words: 4.00

Keywords: kberrmsg kbsetup KB173661