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WebSphere v 4.0 install problem on WinNT


Joined: Nov 13, 2001
Posts: 2
Hi Girish/Anyone who could help:
I had downloaded WebSphere zip file for Windows NT and tried to install on WinNT v4.0 with Service pack 6a(Hardware:256 MB RAM,40 GB HD). When I try to install I get 3 pop up window error messages: D:\\WebSphere\java\bin\javaw is not a valid Windows NT application D:\\WebSphere\java\bin\javais not a valid Windows NT application and Access to specified devce,path or file is denied.
When I click on OK on each of these windows and reach finish and restart computer and WebSphere I again get : Access to specified devce,path or file is denied.
I tried removing Sun jdk 1.3 thnking that it might be creating problem but in vain.
Could you help?

Jim Baiter
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Joined: Jan 05, 2001
Posts: 532
Are you installing this as the administrator? I did this on the same NT version with no problem but the install created some NT accounts so I needed to login as an administrator.
Horaci Macias
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Joined: Nov 08, 2001
Posts: 74
I also installed the same WebSphere (4.0) over NT sp6 and had no problems. I was logged in using a local administrator account, so maybe as Jim says you need to install the product logged in as a administrator or local administrator.
I don't know if the following is silly, but have you noticed that the directories you type have double slash at the beginning ? <pre>
maybe has nothing to do, but I'd have a look at the directory where the installer installs the product (logged in as Admin or local Admin).

Joined: Nov 13, 2001
Posts: 2
Thanks Jim and Horaci for responding.But this has unfortunately not solved my problem. I am logging as administrator and have full authority.
Here are the errors while installation:
First pop up window with header:d\WEBSPH~\APPSER~1\java\bin\java.exe
and message:
d\WEBSPH~\APPSER~1\java\bin\java.exe is not a valid Windows NT application
Second pop up window with header:-INSS5176._MP-Application Error
and message:
The application failed to initialize properly(0xc0000005).Click OK to terminate
Third pop up window with header:d\WepSphere\AppServer\java\bin\java.exe
and message:
Access to specified device.path or file is denied
I am puzzled!!
Rahul Mahindrakar
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Joined: Jul 28, 2000
Posts: 1864
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Andy Rodriguez
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Joined: Oct 16, 2001
Posts: 95
Q1 . What flavor of Websphere 4.0 are you trying to install ? Single server ver ?
Thinking loud , One of your download zip's might be corrupt ..

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