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Old 10-29-2005, 10:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default "cannot Create Directory"

I'm trying to install The Oregon Trail (The Learning Company) on my laptop. I'm running WIN XP PRO. During installation, at 13%, I keep getting a message:

"Severe" is written on the blue bar
[Red X] "Cannot Create Directory."
"Current File *.*"

I am logged on as the administrator.

I tried copying all the files from the CD to my hard drive and installing from there... same message comes up.

I tried installing while in safe mode... same message.

I tried installing via the control panel... same message.

This software installed beautifully on my desk top (WIN XP HOME)

I can find no help from software website.

Any thoughts? Thanks.

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Old 10-29-2005, 10:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I was going to suggest that you may not have enough free space. But, since you said that you tried copying the CD contents to your drive, I guess that you have plenty of free space.

Try running a surface scan on your disk. It may have some bad sectors.


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Old 10-29-2005, 10:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks, TMT. I did that along with a defrag. I don't even want to play the game anymore... I just want to control this computer... lol.
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