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D:\ directory name invalid message

When I try to run a CD I always get the error message of D:\ directory invalid

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  • Howard Lester May 11, 2010

    It sounds like your cd may have a different drive letter other than D. Is that possible? If so I will let you know what to do to fix it.

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That error message is for the DATA BUS CABLE, you need to buy another DATA BUS CABLE, and verify the right connection contact in the Back of CD and the Main Board for this DATA BUS CABLE

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What are the commands to switch directories in MS-Dos? and What is the command to run an executable file?


CD hit space - and desired folder name, to open that folder ENTER
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Hope this helps.

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Unable to open downloads


I'd say, offhand, that you are looking in the wrong place for the stuff you downloaded. Otherwise, Windows would try to open it and if it couldn't, you'd get an error message.
Try this: What I always suggest to my clients is to create a directory called something like "download" under the root directory (e.g. c:\download) Save your files to that directory. The system should remember this and always save there.
Now all you have to do it go to that directory and you'll be able to see the files and run them.

Sep 27, 2009 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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Error Message 'F:\ setup.exe is not a valid win32 application'


This issue can be caused by any of the below possibilities.
  1. File is corrupt, bad, or missing.
  2. File is not designed for your version of Windows.
  3. File is a virus, worm, or other malware file.
  4. Hardware incompatibility.
Answer: File is corrupt, bad, or missing
If the file or program you're attempting to run is corrupt or missing, Windows will be unable to execute the file properly and sometimes generate this error message.
Download files
If you downloaded this file and verified it is complete and compatible with your version of Windows, delete the file and try downloading and running it again. It's possible during the download that the file became corrupted.
Finally, if the second download does not work, try downloading the file from a different webpage. It is possible that the person or company maintaining the website mistakenly uploaded a corrupt version of the file you're attempting download.
Installing a program from a CD or other disk
If you're attempting to install a program and are getting this error, verify that the CD is clean. If the CD is dirty or bad, you could get this error during the install and/or get this error after the program has been installed because it was not copied properly onto the computer.
  • Additional information about cleaning a CD can be found on our cleaning page.
Running a program from the computer
If you're running the program from a shortcut on the computer, verify that the program is still on the computer. In some cases if the program is no longer installed on the computer you may get this error.
If the hard disk drive is corrupted or bad it can also cause working programs to fail either because not all the data can be read from the hard disk drive or because the program has become corrupted while on the drive. Run scandisk and defrag on the hard disk drive to check for any potential errors.
Long file name issue
Make sure the program or file you're attempting to run does not contain the same name as the long file name directory it is contained in. For example, executing a file named "program" in the "program files" directory can cause errors in some versions of Windows.
Additionally, if you're attempting to install a program and after the install the program does not work, you may also want to try installing the program in a different directory.
Bad file
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File is not designed for your version of Windows
If you're trying to run a program that is not designed for your version of Windows you may get this error. Although many older programs designed to work in older versions of Windows will work with new versions of Windows, unfortunately, not all programs will work.
  • If the program is an older MS-DOS program or early Windows program you may get this error.
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I can not install the program for the Digital Arts & Crafts Studio on my computer for my 4 years old daughter. During installation process I have the following error message: Error 1317 an error occurred...


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While installing this software, there muist be one step where it is asking for the location to install. At that step chsnge the installation location as
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c:\documents and settings \(Your user account name)\Digital Arts\

In case if you have vista
c:\User\(Your user account name)\Digital Arts\

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Error in registry


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..install windows,...repaire,...quite ..F3,
press enter for installation, then F8 to accept, then windows setup will search for installed OS and then asked you to press R to repair it, from this point you can press R and wait while installer delete windows system files the reinstall them without loosing your installed programs.

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D:\ directory name invalid


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1. Load the system recovery disk into CD-ROM
2. Press F10 repeatedly at boot screen to load the Recovery Menu
3. Press R for the recover console
4. Select "Advanced Options"
5. Press Alt + D to bring up the command prompt
6. type "cd h:\" to enter the root directory
7. type "dir /w" to view the directory in wide view
8. open the master.log file (or something along those lines), this should bring up a prompt asking you what program to open it with, you should only be able to select notepad.
9. open the file with notepad and when it appears select the File>Open
10. in the file name box type in "C:\hp\bin\configcheck\run.py"
11. once the file opens clear the contents and select save as then save the file as run.p_
12. close the notepad program
13. delete the original file by typing "del C:\hp\bin\configcheck\run.py"
14. reboot system

After a reboot the windows screen might flash a few times and take a little longer to load, be patient and you should be able to continue with the windows set-up without that damned code purple error message.

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In the Kodak Easyshare software program, a message pops up saying,"The file "Content.dat" is missing from the ini directory. Insure that the PCDAddIn" installer copied this file from...


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reboot your PC and insert the Kodak easyshare CD in the pc and reinstall.
Your Ini file is corrupt trying to fix an Ini file without advanced knowledge can do more damage and waste of time than just rinstalling it.
Hope this helps
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