View Full Version : "Error reading setup initialization file"

01-27-2003, 10:34 AM

I've received two reports of this error, both on Win ME machines. The CDs were tested and worked correctly on Win XP Pro. The message appears when setup.exe is double-clicked or when started via autorun.inf. When this happens, the installer is not launched.

The user _is_ able to perform the install by double-clicking the .msi file.

Any ideas?


01-27-2003, 02:56 PM
I found out the problem. The CDs were hybrid Mac/Windows CDs, and the discs were created in Toast on a Mac.

Apparently, when the files were copied over the file Setup.ini became garbled -- it looks like all the carriage return/line feed characters were replaced. The result was that Setup.ini was still readable on Win XP and Win 2000, but not readable on Win 98/Win ME.