After installation of BCB 5, Windows fails to load and produces errors in MSGSVR32 and/or ESSOLO.DRV. Why?
These errors seem to appear on IBM Aptivas when Windows is attempting
to load after C++Builder 5 is installed. These particular computers
are shipped with a modified Windows 98 OS, on which is installed a sound
driver (essolo.drv) that seems to interfere with the C++Builder 5 component
registration which happens the first time the OS is started.
Here is the suggested workaround if you own an Aptiva:
1. Disable the sound driver completely.
2. Install C++Builder 5.
3. Enable the sound driver.
If this behavior is appearing, and you are unable to load Windows, merely
load Windows Safe-mode (repeatedly press the F8 key while the computer
is booting up, then choose safe-mode from the menu), uninstall the sound
driver, and then load "normal" Windows. Now, you should be able to
continue with the above workaround (complete steps 2 & 3).
Last Modified: 05-SEP-00