Error running acmboot.exe microsoft install packages



Si
07-10-2005, 03:16 AM
Help,

I recently downloaded the Embedded Visual C 4.0 install from MS and tried to
install it, the setup runs, I enter the CD key and then it blows up with the
following message box

"Can't run 16-Bit Windows program"
"Cannot find file "F:\DOWNLOADS\eVC4\acmboot.exe (or one of its components).
Check to ensure the path and filename are correct and all the required
libraries are available"

I didn't tamper with the files, I just unzipped the package into a folder
and ran the setup file.

Thinking the archive was corrupt I went back to MS and downloaded last years
version (eVC3.0) but I get the exact same error.

I have since tested the install on a virtual machine and it works fine.

Does any one have any ideas as to what I can try ?

Thanks
Si

Si
07-10-2005, 03:16 AM
FIXED IT !!!!!

I found another answer to the same problem, I had the install in a folder
called "DOWNLOADS" (9 characters), it needed to be higher up the tree so I
moved the install to the root directory "F:\eVC4" and it works fine....

Nice one Microsoft !!!!

"Si" <NotIn@NewsGroup.com> wrote in message
news:vP0le.14670$bD5.13548@fe07.lga...
> Help,
>
> I recently downloaded the Embedded Visual C 4.0 install from MS and tried
> to install it, the setup runs, I enter the CD key and then it blows up
> with the following message box
>
> "Can't run 16-Bit Windows program"
> "Cannot find file "F:\DOWNLOADS\eVC4\acmboot.exe (or one of its
> components). Check to ensure the path and filename are correct and all the
> required libraries are available"
>
> I didn't tamper with the files, I just unzipped the package into a folder
> and ran the setup file.
>
> Thinking the archive was corrupt I went back to MS and downloaded last
> years version (eVC3.0) but I get the exact same error.
>
> I have since tested the install on a virtual machine and it works fine.
>
> Does any one have any ideas as to what I can try ?
>
> Thanks
> Si
>


Error running acmboot.exe microsoft install packages