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Error Message During Windows 98 Setup with SparQ Parallel Port Drive

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If you have a SyQuest SparQ drive connected to a parallel port on yourcomputer, you may receive a "Fatal error" error message during thehardware detection portion of Windows 98 Setup.
This behavior can occur if you are using version 1.29 of SyQuest'sEpathd.mpd driver. The issue does not occur with version 1.3 of thisdriver.
To resolve this issue, contact SyQuest to obtain the latest version ofthe Epathd.mpd driver.

If you are unable to obtain the current version of the Epathd.mpd driver,disconnect the SparQ drive from the parallel port. The error message doesnot occur if the drive is not connected.
The third-party product discussed in this article is manufactured bya vendor independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied orotherwise, regarding this product's performance or reliability.
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Article ID: 188147 - Last Review: 12/29/2014 12:26:40 - Revision: 2.0

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