Error Message: Mini.cab Is Missing or Corrupt

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SYMPTOMS
When you are compressing a drive using DriveSpace or DriveSpace 3, youmay receive one of the following error messages when the operation is 25percent complete:
The MINI.CAB file is missing or damaged. Copy the file from your Windows (or Plus!) Setup disk to your Windows\system directory, and then try again.

ID Number: DRVSPACE331

Windows cannot create the C:\FAILSAFE\FAILSAFE.DRV\W31SPACE.EXE file. There might not be enough free space on drive C, the root directory of drive C may be full, or the disk may be write-protected.

ID Number: DRVSPACE125
Either of these error messages is followed by the following error message:
Windows might not be able to restart this task if it is interrupted. You may need as much as 1.5 MB of free space to continue.

ID Number: DRVSPACE311
CAUSE
These error messages can occur if you are running IBM AntiVirus forWindows 95 with certain virus protection features enabled.
RESOLUTION
Run the IBM AntiVirus program and disable the following options in SystemShield (located under the Setup menu item):
  • Warn When Viral Activity Occurs
  • Check Files When Opened
NOTE: Both options must be disabled in order to complete the compressionoperation.
MORE INFORMATION
When the two options listed above are enabled, IBM AntiVirus also affectsyour ability to create a Startup disk from the Add/Remove Programs tool inControl Panel, and may cause problems with some self-extractinginstallation programs. When these problems occur, you may receive thefollowing error message:
File Copying Problem
Setup had trouble copying a file. Click OK to try copying the file again. If this message reappears, quit Setup and then try running Setup again."
To resolve these problems, use the instructions in the "Resolution"section of this article.

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Article ID: 155689 - Last Review: 10/01/2013 02:58:52 - Revision: 1.2

Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Plus! 95 Standard Edition

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