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when I put this in the data base, I saw it with regard to Delphi programming, so I'm hoping someone here can help me.  I purchased an ebook online and when I try to open it I get an I/O error 32.  The seller tells me that he only hears about this problem with customers running Windows 2000, that it works fine in Windows 95/98.  I am running Windows 2000 Pro.  Is there anything I can do?  I don't know programming at all, but am an MCP in Windows 2000.  I'd appreciate any help I can get with this.
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by:inthe
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hi,
the error is a generic windows api message meaning it probably has nothing to do with delphi.
the error means itself means you have a sharing violation ,notibly you'll get these more on win2k/nt with the permissions tables they have that 9* systems dont.

under explorer you may be able to check the security properties of the file and try altering the properties to see if anything can make it run.

Regards Barry
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by:pbatton
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I've already tried that with no luck.  Any other ideas anyone?
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by:inthe
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does the book have more than one file.<- could be important
what format is main file ( is it a .exe ?)
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by:pbatton
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No it has only one file,  It is an exe file.  I did find a somewhat limited answer to this question, but it's not a permanent solution at all.  It was to go to: documents and settings/(username)/local settings/temp and find the folder or folders starting with CA and followed by a long string of alphanumerics.  Delete these folders.  Now the book will open the next time you try to use it - but this has to be done each and everytime you need to reopen it!  Quite a hassle.  I would still like to find a more permanent solution to the problem
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by:olovyan
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Hi, Maybe, this problem is related to the one I encountered on Windows XP. I have never worked with Win2K, but Win XP creates a folder "Document and Settings\blah-blah-bla...\Temp and uses it as a temporary folder. I got problems with several installations. I solved this problem by opening "My Computer" properties, then "Advanced-Environment Variables" and set Temp and Tmp to C:\Temp. After I have done that, I haven't had any problem. You may try this. Good luck!
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by:olovyan
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Hi, Maybe, this problem is related to the one I encountered on Windows XP. I have never worked with Win2K, but Win XP creates a folder "Document and Settings\blah-blah-bla...\Temp and uses it as a temporary folder. I got problems with several installations. I solved this problem by opening "My Computer" properties, then "Advanced-Environment Variables" and set Temp and Tmp to C:\Temp. After I have done that, I haven't had any problem. You may try this. Good luck!
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by:pbatton
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olovyan,
I tried your suggestion, but it made no difference.  Now I just have to go to e:\temp and delete the file each time.  Thanks for the suggestion though.
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inthe earned 800 total points
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ok,
without the source to the book its a bit hard to say what he's doing ,maybe the author doesnt realise hes creating tmp files,seems hes opening files exclusively , someone should tell him about the tmp files problem so he can change the way the book is using temp files or at least delete them when the program is closed.

one thing you can do is create another exe that opens it but before opening it delete the tmp files.
this would only take a couple of api calls
deletefile() for the tmp file
and shellexecute() or winexec() to start the book.
could store the book name in a .ini file or something like that.
all this would mean is that you start a different exe to read the book.
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by:pbatton
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Thanks for the suggestions, but you're way over my head.  I don't know programming at all.  I purchased the ebook on ebay and not through the author, so don't know how to contact the author either.  I really do appreciate your suggestions and they might work too, I just wouldn't have any idea of how to implement them.  
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