Specified path does not exist
Posted 23 May 2006 - 14:50
I wondered if it had something to do with access to the CD drive itself so we copied the CD to the hard drive and tried launching it from there, but the same thing happened. They have supposedly disabled anti-virus software too.
At this point my only guess is that the CD was damaged.
Posted 31 May 2006 - 17:38
They are unable to install a range of products. Between my tests and the Dell forum posts, the list includes:
Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 Service Pack 5 (setupsp5.exe)
Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 Service Pack 6 (setupsp6.exe)
MSDN Library, Visual Studio 6.0a, of January 2001 (setup.exe)
Vellum 3.0 (setup.exe)
I've tried a number of other machines, using the MSDN setup.exe, and these are the results:
Dell M65 laptop - "The specified path does not exist"
Dell Prof Workstation tag D95YK51 - runs OK.
Toshiba Satellite laptop (XP Pro) - runs OK
Dell Optiplex GS520 tag JRCXN91 - runs OK
PC Club Generic XP Pro - runs OK
Dell Inspiron B130 tag 11FHJ91 - runs OK
The M65 gives this error regardless of program location (CD, C:\test, USB drive) and also in safe mode.
I have a case open with Dell Gold tech support on this. The M65 is a new Dell product, and it looks to me like this is specific to the M65. Anybody who has further info (eg, another program that won't install, a solution, etc), please extend this thread.
Posted 01 June 2006 - 19:28
Posted 02 June 2006 - 15:49
Posted 02 June 2006 - 23:08
I've opened a support case about this with Dell, so we so how they respond.
Posted 03 June 2006 - 14:15
Posted 03 June 2006 - 19:47
I tried to go to DOS, via START-RUN and CMD
The file I wanted to run was visible on DIR, I could even open it with EDIT, but when I tried to run the file by using the filename (in my case VERTAAL.EXE) the file suddenly turned invisible: file not found!
Now i tried to go to the 16 bit DOS, via START-RUN and COMMAND there was suddenly NO problem!! Ntvdm started flawless (as did <wowexec>).
I still do not know what the problem is and why - but suppose you can work around it to use the old fashioned 16 bit command.com.
Does that work?
Bye - Woulret
Posted 06 June 2006 - 22:52
Posted 07 June 2006 - 17:01
Just got a dell D820 laptop and have the same problem with running some
exe files. Found the fix. On the dell machine it was preloaded with Embassy Trust Suite by wave systems. One fix is to un-install this program completely. The other fix which worked on my machine is to do the following as recommended on the wave website.
Below is on http://www.wave.com/...ents/DM-010.htm
Document Manager compatibility issues with some 16-bit applications
Because of compatibility issue with some 16-bit applications, Document Manager users may opt to uninstall Document Manager, in order to continue to run their 16 bit applications with the EMBASSY Trust Suite.
Follow these steps to uninstall Document Manager.
Go to START > CONTROL PANEL
Click Add or Remove Programs
Click EMBASSY Trust Suite by Wave Systems
Uncheck Broadcom Trusted Platform Module v1.2
(make sure there is still a checkmark near Dell EMBASSY Trust Suite by Wave Systems)
The Wave Installer Screen appears
Click "individually configure my application for repair or removal"
Put a checkmark next to Document Manager Lite
Click on the name Document Manager Lite. You will now see two choices in the Active Buttons section at the bottom of the screen; Repair and Uninstall.
Article ID: DM-010
Last Reviewed: May 11, 2006
Worked for me so I hope it helps.
Posted 13 July 2006 - 20:11
I have a Latitude D820 (3 weeks old) displaying the above problem. Completely uninstalling the Embassy Test Suite has resulted in a new error when I try to run service pack 5 setup.exe.
The error reads simply: "The parameter is incorrect".
Has anyone else seen this?
Posted 13 July 2006 - 22:22
Just read the thread thru entirely and using command.com instead of cmd.exe does work for me.