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This should only occur on Windows 98 or 2000 machines since the MDAC drivers are installed by default on all Windows XP machines.

LinkWare Message for MDAC Drivers


Windows 98 and 2000 users ONLY
You will need to install the MDAC drivers from Microsoft.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=78cac895-efc2-4f8e-a9e0-3a1afbd5922e&displaylang=en

Link broken? Try http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/ and search on MDAC.

Windows XP users
The error indicates that the MDAC driver is corrupt on the installation of Windows XP.
MDAC is part of the Windows engine. LinkWare relies on the MDAC being there. The solution to a corrupt MDAC is not simple, you may need to call your IT Support Team if you have one. Microsoft provides the following information.

1. In Windows Explorer, open the c:\Windows\Inf folder.
    Note If you cannot see the c:\Windows\Inf folder, follow these steps:
        a. Click Start, click My Computer, and then click Folder Options on the Tools menu.
        b. Click the View tab.
        c. Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders.
        d. Click to clear the Hide extensions for known file types check box.
        e. Click Apply, and then click OK.

2. In the c:\Windows\Inf folder, right-click the Mdac.inf file, and then click Install.

3. When you are prompted to insert the Windows XP SP2 CD, use one of the following methods:
 
        a. Insert the Windows XP Service Pack 2 CD in the CD or DVD drive.
            Note If a "Welcome to Microsoft Windows XP" message appears, click Exit.
        b. Click Browse.
        c. In the File name box, type CD or DVD drive that contains the Windows XP Service Pack 2 CD drive letter:\i386.
            For example, type d:\i386 if the Windows XP Service Pack 2 CD is in drive D.
        d. Click Open.
        e. In the File name box, type %systemroot%\windows\servicepackfiles\i386, and then click Open.

4. You may also be prompted for the original Windows XP CD that was used to install the operating system.

        a. Insert the Windows XP Service Pack 2 CD in the CD or DVD drive.
            Note: If a "Welcome to Microsoft Windows XP" message appears, click Exit.
        b. Click Browse.
        c. In the File name box, type CD or DVD drive that contains the Windows XP Service Pack 2 CD drive letter:\i386.
            For example, type d:\i386 if the Windows XP Service Pack 2 CD is in drive D.
        d. Click Open.

Autor: Adrian Young

Creation Date: 2014-02-25

Last Modified: 2014-02-25

 
 
 
 
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