Posted 09 June 2011 - 05:29 PM
I just recently had an issue where I have to reinstall Visual Studio 2010 after some stuff got goofed up, and now I can't reinstall it using the methods I know best for some reason. Most often when an Iso image is involved, but the image is not bootable, I prefer to use a virtual CD rom emulator to emulate the CD drive rather than fooling with burning to a physical CD. In this case, my virtual drive is UltraIso, which according to support has issues emulating CDs in Windows 7, didn't work giving me the error "E:\application not found". So I tried the old physical burning method. That didn't work either since the disc drive of my laptop simply shot the disc back at me after starting the burning process. The funny thing is that the CD was given to me by my grandfather, and he is very computer savvy, and to his knowledge, I wasn't using the CD for music. Could I have the wrong disc type? My question to you is do you know of any free virtual CD rom drives that can emulate CDs with .img files on them? UltraIso has never had issues with this before the infamous hard drive failure of my laptop late last year. I was on Windows 7 then as well. The other thing is the way Microsoft engineered their Visual Studio installers, they seem to really want you using a CD or virtual CD drive emulator (though they don't say that), since when I used UltraIso's other capability, it's image file extraction function, I was greeted by an error from the Visual Studio installer claiming that setup couldn't find htmllite.dll. Evidentally, that file is one included when the setup runs from disc. Any feedback on this would be great.
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