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Installing software/library from 1990 on a 2002 XP Dell


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#1 tdcrash

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 11:21 AM

For my job, I have to use an antiquated program for which there is no substitute. Really. The problem is that my 2002 Dell with XP will not load the program. I receive this response when I try to load the program:

"Unable to read disk ID file "A:\Disk.ID"

Interestingly enough, my 2001 Gateway laptop with Windows ME loaded the program with no problems at all.

Does anybody have any ideas on how to convince my Dell that it can read the Disk. ID?


Thank you,

TDCrash

Edited by tdcrash, 31 December 2008 - 11:21 AM.


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Posted 31 December 2008 - 11:37 AM

The software may not be compatible with XP.

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 11:39 AM

Hmmm - I was concerned about that. However, the same program is loaded on our computers at work that have XP professional.

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 11:40 AM

Hmm....better wait for the big guys to help you on this one :thumbsup:

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 12:07 PM

Well...I'm not one of the big guys...but we can try a few minor things.

Since this is a floppy, try running chkdsk on the floppy itself, via My Computer/Explorer.

Right-click on floppy, click Properties. Select Tools tab, click Check Now button. Put check marks in both options presented. Click Start.

In my experience, floppies are often in need of scandisk or chkdsk, depending on what O/S is being used.

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 02:06 PM

Thank you! It worked! I love simple solutions!

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 02:59 PM

Glad it worked for you, happy computing :thumbsup:.

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