When you run the Office Setup program you may receive the
following error messages:
Error 1327. Invalid Drive:
Installation ended prematurely because of an error.
When you click OK
, Office Setup quits.
This problem may occur if you have used the Disk
Administrator utility included in Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 to change the drive
letter of the hard disk that the operating system is installed on, for example,
the C drive.
The problem occurs because the Office Setup program
uses registry keys to determine the locations of certain folders that are
required to install Office. If the drive letter of the hard disk that contains
the operating system has been changed, the registry keys refer to nonexistent
folders and Setup fails.
To correct this problem, use the Windows NT Disk
Administrator program to restore the drive letter of the hard disk to its
- Click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and click Disk Administrator.
- Right-click the drive whose letter you want to change. On
the shortcut menu, click Assign Drive Letter.
- Select the correct drive letter from the list and click OK.
If you are prompted to quit the Disk Administrator or to
restart your computer, do so. Once the computer has restarted, attempt to
install Office again.
If you use the Disk Administrator utility in Windows NT to
change the drive letter of the hard disk the operating system is installed on,
you receive the following alert message:
Changing the drive letter for the windows directory may produce unexpected
results. Are you sure you want to continue?
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