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CD-R/RW installation problem message

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by gurf, Jan 16, 2003.

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  1. gurf

    gurf Thread Starter

    Feb 13, 2000
    I had a CD-R/RW put into my pc but hadn't received the software with it. When I later got the installation CD I got this message: "The DRVCHK95.EXE file is linked to missing export KERNEL32.DLL." I'm using Windows 98. Another error message suggests a Cabinet file is corrupt. Is the installation CD a lemon perhaps? Sony says the minimum version need for the task is 5.1b; the CD I got is version 5.1. Maybe that's one of the problems. As you can see, I know little about this and understand less. Is anyone game to offer advice? I hope so. Thanks in advance.

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  2. $teve


    Oct 9, 2001
    shouldnt need any extra divers.try unistalling it in device manager,reboot and let windows reinstall it.
    windows drivers should be all it needs.
  3. slipe


    Jun 27, 2000
    I take it you are getting those messages while you are installing the software. Find your model number and go to Sony support to see if there are any software updates. You might as well update the firmware while you are there. You might have to go to the software maker’s site to get the software update.

    If there are no updates and you still can’t install the software you might try extracting the kernel32.dll and cabinet file from your Win98 CD. Use the system file checker to do that. Start>Run, type SFC and enter.

    If the burner will read CDs like a CD-ROM drive will then it is installed OK. The software installation is an independent thing. I doubt that the CD is bad, but stranger things have happened. My guess is that something is a little corrupted in your system.
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