CAB problems when installing programs
Posted on 1997-08-19
Can anyone help?
I've been trying to re-install MS Visual Basic 4, but consistently get the message that Setup cannot access the initialization file VB4-2.CAB.
Thinking it was a faulty CD-ROM, paid for a replacement from MicroSoft, but same problem.
MS 'phone support suggested trying the install in safe mode - no luck. Eventually they sent me the instructions for doing a manual install, which looks complicated, and is given "as a last resort".
So it must be a known problem - this is what the e-mail says: "Under some circumstances, the 32-bit edition of Microsoft Visual Basic version 4.0 for Windows does not install on a Windows 95 or Windows NT system. This behaviour is typically demonstrated by a failure to
extract information from a .CAB file."
But today, when trying to change MS Plus! components, as soon as I tried to install a new component I got the message - couldn't access a CAB file. So the CD is effectively useless until I sort this out.
Has anyone else had this - and is there a fix? Perhaps another program has installed a new DLL which has caused problems with CAB files?
Any help appreciated!