If i try to install software from a CD that involves .CAB files I always hit problems.
During the installation I get error messages telling me the .cab files do not exist and I have to abort the installation.
This happened with Westwoods Command And Conquer Generals and the followup Zero Hour.
I got around the issue by installing the software onto my PC from my partners CD drive and we are networked.
The .CAB files are clearly present.
Just has the same issue whilst installing the Support Tools from my Windows XP disk. Manage to get around this by copying the whole Support folder to my PC and installing from there.
I have 2 CD drives which are both CD re-writables. I have a liteon and and LG DVD : both cause the same issue.
If I look at the drivers used on my pc compared to my partners I notice there is an extra driver call pfc.sys : but I can not make this dissappear or it makes the cd unusable!!