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Reinstalling MS Windows Installer

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I am doing a complete uninstall of a Symantec NAV product and am reinstalling the Microsoft Windows Installer. I have Windows ME. I reformatted a floppy and rebooted with the start-up disk in the A:drive. At the DOS prompt A:\>, I type
cd \windows\system but keep getting "Invalid directory". There is a space between the d and forward slash. I am trying to rename msi.dll, msihnd.dll, and msiexec.exe (the files are all in my C:\windows\system folder) but the MS DOS prompt remains on A:\> and is not allowing me to redirect to the C:drive.

Any help will be appreciated.

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You need to change from A: drive to C: drive first.
At the A:\> prompt, type C: and press [ENTER]. The DOS prompt should now have a C:\> .Now you can use the 'cd \windows\system' command. Your system was looking for the windows\system directory on the A: drive, which, of course, it can't find there. hence the error message.

Edited by pip22, 17 September 2005 - 09:41 AM.

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