Microsoft KB Archive/250027

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Cannot Access Scandisk Error During Network Install of Windows Millennium

Article ID: 250027

Article Last Modified on 1/27/2007


  • Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition

This article was previously published under Q250027


When you install Windows Millennium Edition (Me) from a network share that is longer than eight characters you receive the following error message:

Setup: Scandisk
Cannot access the file \\machinename\sharename\%install path%\scandisk.exe. Make sure the file is a valid program file and that is not in use by another program.

When you click OK the message below appears:

Windows Millennium setup: Setup does not have enough conventional memory to check your computer's hard disks. You need to free some conventional memory before continuing.


To work around this issue, map a network drive to the installation point or create a shortcut to the Setup.exe file, adding the following switch at the end of the command line, as in the following sample:

\\machinename\sharename\Setup.exe /is

This disables real-mode scandisk and stops it from running.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition.

Keywords: kberrmsg kbfaq kbprb kbsetup KB250027