Posted on 2004-11-25
I have created a big program in VB6 on an windows XP Professional machine. In the office I have multiple platforms (XP, and Windows 2000). When I create the package deployment using the wizzard in VB on my XP machine, I can successfully install the program on other XP machines.
However when I try to install the program on Windows 2000 machines, the setup prompts me for updating system files and reboot. When I say Yes, the program updates the files, reboots and somehow the OS of windows 2000 gets corrupted at that point and the computer does not reboot anymore and I get a message saying Operating System not found.
I used to bypass the problem by compiling running the package deployment wizzard on a windows 98 machine in the office and then the setup would work on any machine I would install. This windows 98 computer died and I cannot use any other computer to re-install VB and re build the package.
Is there a way that I can have the package bundled so that I can install it on any computer using my Windows XP PRO to create the package?