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Borland C 5.02 installation woes

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I have had this problem previously...

I have BC5.02 development suite.  I want to install ONLY the 32bit windows and run the help and examples from the CDRom.  I have tried the obvious (unchecking the dos and 16 bit windows install, and unchecking the help and example files during installation).  I recieve these errors when starting BC5.02.

1)  Can't find BIVBX31.DLL
2)  Cannot find file D:\winnt\system\bivbx31n.exe (or one of its components).  Check to ensure the path and filename are correct and that all required libraries are available.

BC5 also cannot find the help files on the CD.  It looks for them on my hard drive and I want it to look on the CD.

How can I fix this?  I don't do any 16 bit development work and don't want those drivers installed.  I also have BCB professional and want to combine redundant help files, etc.

Thanks,
Scott
saspencer@pipeline.com
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BIVBX*.* files are used by Borland C compiler and it will not work correctly without them.
You can manually extract these files (all bivbx*.*) from CD and copy it to D:\WINNT\SYSTEM.
I am not remember exactly now, but may be these files paked in file 'bi<...>.pak'.
If you cannot find these files on CD, send me CD dir list and I try to help you.

To change path to help files, try to edit file  D:\WIINT\BCW5.INI
     Section '[IDE]', Value 'HelpDir='
and restart Borland C++.

If problem still exist, try:
   1. Edit files in BC5\BIN
            openhlp.cfg
            bopnhlp.cfg
   2. Change registry key 'Help Path' by regedit.exe in:
     
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Borland\BorlandC++\5.0\
           
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I also had to add
   bdt52acc.vbx
   bct52ctl.vbx
   vtssonly.vbx
   vtssdll.dll
and there are still minor problems.   Why doesn't the install work correctly?  Thanks for your help.
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What kind of minor problems?
May be they are usual things. There are many 'minor problems' with BCC  beginning with version 4.0 (in my opinion).
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