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Error 1327 Invalid Drive f:\

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I am trying to install some vmware software on xp pro, evertime I run the program it tells me error 1327 invalid drive F:\ I have gone though the registry as per http://help.lockergnome.com/windows/Error-1327-Invalid-Drive--ftopict447642.html but did not find anything.

I have also gone through http://forums.sun.com/thread.jspa?threadID=743957 but don't know which keys to change as there are a large number of keys which make reference to F:\

Can anyone advise
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Actually, it will depend on you knowing where the application that is running is being launched from. If you know that, then as you search the registry for references to F:\, simply change the drive letter to C:\.

In other words, if you find an entry like so:

F:\VMWare\myapp

and you know that it is actually installed on the main C:\ drive, just change the registry entry from F to C
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ok but there is a massive amount of entries for F:\
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You may be lucky and it is one of the main user shell folders required during an installation. So run a registry search for the following folders:
F:\Program Files
F:\My Documents
F:\Documents and Settings

Rename when found.

On a side note: Does your system have an F:\ drive at all?
If not, then there should be no entries for it.
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no F drive, but there would be entries for F as I use an external drive the odd time. No entries found in registry for the above suggestions
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I searched my registry for entries concerning my external drive names (K: through N:), and there are only entries by programmes like backup tools that actually use those drives to store their files there. No massive amounts.

What happens when you try to start the installation with your external drive plugged in?
The drive will be valid, so maybe there is another error message then which might point directly to the source of your problem.
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ok went through every reference to f: and changed and this did the trick
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Glad it worked out for you...

take care
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