Error message when you install Office 2000, Office XP, or Works Suite: "Error 1304" or "Error 1305"

Symptoms

When you install Microsoft Office 2000, Microsoft Office XP, or Microsoft Works Suite, you may receive one of the following error messages:
Error 1304. Error writing to the file File name and location. Verify that you have access to that directory.
Error 1305. Error Reading from File:
File name and Location. Verify that the file exists and that you can access it.
Note The only item that varies in these error messages is the file name. This error message can list any of several file names.

Cause

You receive one of these error messages when there is a configuration problem with your CD-ROM drive or a problem with the CD-ROM media itself.

Resolution

To test your CD-ROM drive configuration, reduce the drive caching for your CD-ROM drive.
For more information about how to reduce CD-ROM drive caching and about how to test the CD-ROM media for quality, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

140583 How to configure CD-ROM caching for Windows 95

184410 How to use Msinfo32.exe to optimize CD-ROM cache settings

141368 Poor performance from CD-ROM-based program

158904 CD-ROM benchmark program may not disable read ahead or caching

321641 How to troubleshoot issues with reading CD, CD-R, CD-RW, and DVD discs

218617 How to troubleshoot CD-ROM or DVD-ROM read issues

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Article ID: 321339 - Last Review: Dec 3, 2007 - Revision: 1

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