Saturday, May 16, 2009

Visual Studio 6 Error - Cannot find file ACMBOOT.EXE (or one of its components).


I was happen to install Visual Studio 6.0 for one of my project. As soon as Run the Professional Edition i got the below error -

Cannot find file ACMBOOT.EXE (or one of its components). Check to ensure the path and filename are correct and that all required libraries are available.

If you are getting the same error as above please follow the below steps to resolve the issue:

1. make a copy of your installation cd in your hard drive
2. make a copy of the setup/VS98ENT.STF and name it acmsetup.STF
3. copy entire content of setup/ to previous folder (the one that has acmboot.exe file)
4. run acmsetup.exe instead of setup (the one that's on the same path as acmboot.exe)
5. voala, that's it, your visual studio 6.0 will be installed.

Isn't it easy !!! Happy Development.

14 comments:

Peter Gilbert said...

Many thanks - immediate solution...

Pinnachio said...

thanku very much......can u tel what actually is the technical fault in normal installation??

Frank said...

This is a real valuable solution. I had it fix the problem when i am installing visual studio 6 on Microsoft Virtual pc with Windows 2003 loaded. Thanks very much !!

Franklin

pavan said...

Thanks aloooooooooot

Anonymous said...

thank you very much. problem solved.

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot, was dealing with this since yesterday, finally its resolved

OS : Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2
Software: Microsoft Visual Studio 6 Enterprise Edition

Anonymous said...

Wow thank you so much for posting this.I looked up a lot of posts on the interwebz but none of them worked,this is the real deal!

Anonymous said...

I AM REALLY THANKFUL SIR !!!
Great job !

Anonymous said...

awesome bro!....thanks.

malon660 said...

Thank you very very much !!!

Durlabh Vishwakarma said...

AWESOME MAN
YOU MUST HAVE SOME GOOD KNOWLEDGE ABOUT COMPUTER SOFTWARES

Anonymous said...

Yes! Thanks a lot for that guide, I got pissed of with the shitty thing. But at last it started working

Thanks man.

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Anonymous said...

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