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Article #10476: Delphi doesn't run after installing using a Read-Write CD drive

Question:
I just installed Delphi using a Read/Write CD drive. It took an unusually long time to install, and now it doesn't run - it just gives an error message. How can I fix this problem?

Answer:
It appears that some Read-Write CD Drives don't work quite right when trying to install Delphi. They may takse an unusually long time to install, with the CD-ROM 'clicking' as it does a reading-stopping-reading process. There is a known problem with HyVal IDE drive causing this problem.

The solution is to install a new driver for the RW-CD that hopefully doesn't have the problem. Or, you can try installing from a traditional CD-ROM drive instead of the RW-Drive. If you are on a network, another alternative is to 'Map' someone else's CD-ROM drive and install Delphi from this mapped drive.

Last Modified: 03-NOV-99