Cannot install an older program



T. Waters
07-09-2005, 11:46 PM
I am trying to install some 6-year-old software for an Olympus digital
camera. The Install.exe is set to run in Win 98 compatibility mode. I get
the following message after trying to "Run as":
"16-bit Windows Subsystem
C:\DOCUME~1\USERNAME\LOCALS~1\Temp\. A temporary file needed for
initialization could not be written to. Make sure that the directory path
exists, and disk space is available. Choose "Close" to terminate the
application."
The path exists, and my HD is nearly empty.
A .tmp file has been created in the Temp folder.
I am at a loss as to what to do about this.

NoNoBadDog!
07-09-2005, 11:46 PM
Here is a link that may help:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314495

However, if also get a warning about a missing autoexec.nt file, it means
that you have a worm on your computer.

Bobby

"T. Waters" <@$%$%#^@jdjgkl.com> wrote in message
news:u1CQOPlYFHA.2380@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>I am trying to install some 6-year-old software for an Olympus digital
> camera. The Install.exe is set to run in Win 98 compatibility mode. I get
> the following message after trying to "Run as":
> "16-bit Windows Subsystem
> C:\DOCUME~1\USERNAME\LOCALS~1\Temp\. A temporary file needed for
> initialization could not be written to. Make sure that the directory path
> exists, and disk space is available. Choose "Close" to terminate the
> application."
> The path exists, and my HD is nearly empty.
> A .tmp file has been created in the Temp folder.
> I am at a loss as to what to do about this.
>
>

David H. Lipman
07-09-2005, 11:46 PM
From: "T. Waters" <@$%$%#^@jdjgkl.com>

| I am trying to install some 6-year-old software for an Olympus digital
| camera. The Install.exe is set to run in Win 98 compatibility mode. I get
| the following message after trying to "Run as":
| "16-bit Windows Subsystem
| C:\DOCUME~1\USERNAME\LOCALS~1\Temp\. A temporary file needed for
| initialization could not be written to. Make sure that the directory path
| exists, and disk space is available. Choose "Close" to terminate the
| application."
| The path exists, and my HD is nearly empty.
| A .tmp file has been created in the Temp folder.
| I am at a loss as to what to do about this.
|

Have you tried getting a newer version of Olympus Camedia software specifically for
Win2K/WinXP ?

There is really no reason to connect a camera to a PC. If the camera is that old it i most
likely a serial port and *very* slow. The best way to deal with a digital camera is with a
Memory card Reader. This way you just remove the memory card ( Is yours a SmartMedia card
? ) from the camera and insert it in the card reader. You will get the fastest speed and
you will access the JPEGs on a drive letter such as "E:" or "F:"

I use a SanDisk 6 -in- 1 Memory Card Reader on my PC. It will read the Compact Flash cards
for my Canon Digital rebel, the SmartMedia cards for my parent's Olympus D-460Z and friends
with SD memory cards. In my camera bag I carry a SanDisk USB v2.0 Compact Flash Memory Card
Reader for connecting to other peoples computers. No drivers are needed as it Plug 'n Plays
easily on; WinME, Win2K and WinXP.

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T. Waters
07-09-2005, 11:46 PM
David H. Lipman wrote:
> From: "T. Waters" <@$%$%#^@jdjgkl.com>
>
>> I am trying to install some 6-year-old software for an Olympus
>> digital camera. The Install.exe is set to run in Win 98
>> compatibility mode. I get the following message after trying to "Run
>> as": "16-bit Windows Subsystem
>> C:\DOCUME~1\USERNAME\LOCALS~1\Temp\. A temporary file needed for
>> initialization could not be written to. Make sure that the directory
>> path exists, and disk space is available. Choose "Close" to
>> terminate the application."
>> The path exists, and my HD is nearly empty.
>> A .tmp file has been created in the Temp folder.
>> I am at a loss as to what to do about this.
>>
>
> Have you tried getting a newer version of Olympus Camedia software
> specifically for Win2K/WinXP ?
>
> There is really no reason to connect a camera to a PC. If the camera
> is that old it i most likely a serial port and *very* slow. The best
> way to deal with a digital camera is with a Memory card Reader. This
> way you just remove the memory card ( Is yours a SmartMedia card ? )
> from the camera and insert it in the card reader. You will get the
> fastest speed and you will access the JPEGs on a drive letter such as
> "E:" or "F:"
>
> I use a SanDisk 6 -in- 1 Memory Card Reader on my PC. It will read
> the Compact Flash cards for my Canon Digital rebel, the SmartMedia
> cards for my parent's Olympus D-460Z and friends with SD memory
> cards. In my camera bag I carry a SanDisk USB v2.0 Compact Flash
> Memory Card Reader for connecting to other peoples computers. No
> drivers are needed as it Plug 'n Plays easily on; WinME, Win2K and
> WinXP.

Thanks, David. I agree, a card reader is a must.
Here is the basic dilemma:
The disk has not only drivers, but image-handling software as well. Olympus,
both on their website and via correspondence, has been nothing but a
runaround. If I download photos to my computer via a card reader, will they
automatically end up in the My Pictures folder? If they do, then I need some
software to manipulate the photos with, and the disk has that software. So,
while I appreciate your very sound advice regarding a card reader, do you
have any insight as to why I am getting a Windows 16-Bit Subsystem error
message on a program copyrighted 1999? And what can I do about it?

David H. Lipman
07-09-2005, 11:47 PM
From: "T. Waters" <@$%$%#^@jdjgkl.com>


|
| Thanks, David. I agree, a card reader is a must.
| Here is the basic dilemma:
| The disk has not only drivers, but image-handling software as well. Olympus,
| both on their website and via correspondence, has been nothing but a
| runaround. If I download photos to my computer via a card reader, will they
| automatically end up in the My Pictures folder? If they do, then I need some
| software to manipulate the photos with, and the disk has that software. So,
| while I appreciate your very sound advice regarding a card reader, do you
| have any insight as to why I am getting a Windows 16-Bit Subsystem error
| message on a program copyrighted 1999? And what can I do about it?
|

Hi TW:

I don't know what could be causing the problems with the 16bit sub-system. You could ty
restoring the files needed...

AUTOEXEC.NT & CONFIG.NT Fix Method 1:
copy; c:\windows\repair\autoexec.nt
to
c:\windows\system32

copy; c:\windows\repair\config.nt
to
c:\windows\system32


AUTOEXEC.NT & CONFIG.NT FIX Method 2:
Go to; Start --> Run
enter; cmd.exe

{ assuming the WinXP CDROM disk is in drive "D:" }
In the Command Prompt enter...
expand D:\i386\autoexec.nt_ %windir%\system32\autoexec.nt
expand D:\i386\config.nt_ %windir%\system32\config.nt

Maybe TEMP path is too long or is having problems with Long File names even though it is
converted to 8.3.
That would mean changing the NT Environmental variable TEMP from
C:\DOCUME~1\USERNAME\LOCALS~1\Temp\
[ C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Local Settings\Temp\ ]

to

c:\windows\temp

This way there is a simple 8.3 folder path to the TEMP directory.

Right Click on "My Computer" --> Advanced --> Environment Variables --> User Variables -->
Temp

change to ...

c:\windows\temp

As for the question of being automatically placed in "My Pictures". No.

Lets assume that when you connect the USB Memory Card Reader it creates a "G:" drive. You
woul have to copy or move the files from "G:" to "My Pictures". It is always *best* to copy
and then when happy you can delete them from "G:" drive in case you muck up a JPEG.

As for software, I use Paint Shop Pro, Adobe PhotoShop and Adobe PhoShop Elements 2.0. They
cost money albeit Paint Shop Pro is inexpensive.

However, IrFanView is free and is pretty good.
http://downloads-zdnet.com.com/3000-2192-10021962.html

What is the model of the Olympus Camera ?

--
Dave
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http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm

T. Waters
07-09-2005, 11:47 PM
David H. Lipman wrote:
> From: "T. Waters" <@$%$%#^@jdjgkl.com>
>
>
>>
>> Thanks, David. I agree, a card reader is a must.
>> Here is the basic dilemma:
>> The disk has not only drivers, but image-handling software as well.
>> Olympus, both on their website and via correspondence, has been
>> nothing but a runaround. If I download photos to my computer via a
>> card reader, will they automatically end up in the My Pictures
>> folder? If they do, then I need some software to manipulate the
>> photos with, and the disk has that software. So, while I appreciate
>> your very sound advice regarding a card reader, do you have any
>> insight as to why I am getting a Windows 16-Bit Subsystem error
>> message on a program copyrighted 1999? And what can I do about it?
>>
>
> Hi TW:
>
> I don't know what could be causing the problems with the 16bit
> sub-system. You could ty restoring the files needed...
>
> AUTOEXEC.NT & CONFIG.NT Fix Method 1:
> copy; c:\windows\repair\autoexec.nt
> to
> c:\windows\system32
>
> copy; c:\windows\repair\config.nt
> to
> c:\windows\system32
>
>
> AUTOEXEC.NT & CONFIG.NT FIX Method 2:
> Go to; Start --> Run
> enter; cmd.exe
>
> { assuming the WinXP CDROM disk is in drive "D:" }
> In the Command Prompt enter...
> expand D:\i386\autoexec.nt_ %windir%\system32\autoexec.nt
> expand D:\i386\config.nt_ %windir%\system32\config.nt
>
> Maybe TEMP path is too long or is having problems with Long File
> names even though it is converted to 8.3.
> That would mean changing the NT Environmental variable TEMP from
> C:\DOCUME~1\USERNAME\LOCALS~1\Temp\
> [ C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Local Settings\Temp\ ]
>
> to
>
> c:\windows\temp
>
> This way there is a simple 8.3 folder path to the TEMP directory.
>
> Right Click on "My Computer" --> Advanced --> Environment Variables
> --> User Variables --> Temp
>
> change to ...
>
> c:\windows\temp
>
> As for the question of being automatically placed in "My Pictures".
> No.
>
> Lets assume that when you connect the USB Memory Card Reader it
> creates a "G:" drive. You woul have to copy or move the files from
> "G:" to "My Pictures". It is always *best* to copy and then when
> happy you can delete them from "G:" drive in case you muck up a JPEG.
>
> As for software, I use Paint Shop Pro, Adobe PhotoShop and Adobe
> PhoShop Elements 2.0. They cost money albeit Paint Shop Pro is
> inexpensive.
>
> However, IrFanView is free and is pretty good.
> http://downloads-zdnet.com.com/3000-2192-10021962.html
>
> What is the model of the Olympus Camera ?

Thank you, David, for all this good advice. The camera model is C-2000Z.

David H. Lipman
07-09-2005, 11:47 PM
From: "T. Waters" <@$%$%#^@jdjgkl.com>


|
| Thank you, David, for all this good advice. The camera model is C-2000Z.
|

Just as I thought, the C-2000Z is a serial port camera. You are lucky to get 119kb/s
transfer rate out of serial. With a USB v2.0 crad reader you will go as fast as the card
can read/write to the media.

You could obtain Camedia v4.x for $20.00

http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/camediamaster4_buy.asp


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T. Waters
07-09-2005, 11:48 PM
David H. Lipman wrote:
> From: "T. Waters" <@$%$%#^@jdjgkl.com>
>
>
>>
>> Thank you, David, for all this good advice. The camera model is
>> C-2000Z.
>>
>
> Just as I thought, the C-2000Z is a serial port camera. You are
> lucky to get 119kb/s transfer rate out of serial. With a USB v2.0
> crad reader you will go as fast as the card can read/write to the
> media.
>
> You could obtain Camedia v4.x for $20.00
>
> http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/camediamaster4_buy.asp

Thanks, David. I find that card readers are inexpensive, and have ordered
one.
I appreciate the link, as I find the Olympus website confusing. Further,
Olympus was not able to advise me by email how to order the Camedia
software, though I specifically requested the information and said I would
be willing to pay. Very grateful for your help!

David H. Lipman
07-09-2005, 11:48 PM
From: "T. Waters" <@$%$%#^@jdjgkl.com>

|
| Thanks, David. I find that card readers are inexpensive, and have ordered
| one.
| I appreciate the link, as I find the Olympus website confusing. Further,
| Olympus was not able to advise me by email how to order the Camedia
| software, though I specifically requested the information and said I would
| be willing to pay. Very grateful for your help!
|

VG -- Anytime TW

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http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm


Cannot install an older program