How to install Turbo C++ 3.0 in Windows 98 when recieving a "too many subdirectories" error.

By: Nate Lieby

Abstract: This FAQ walks the user through installing Turbo C++ 3.0 when getting the error "Too Many Subdirectories," by creating a boot disk with the proper CD rom drivers, then installing from DOS.

When running windows 98, how do I install Borland C++ 3.0 for DOS (from the Turbo Suite) if I am getting an error that reads "Too Many Subdirectories"?

-Create a boot disk:

    open up control panel (under Start|Settings)
    select add/remove programs
    click on the create startup disk tab
    insert a blank disk and click create disk (be sure that you are enabling CD ROM support)

-Be sure that you have the Turbo Suite CD in your CD ROM drive before proceding

-Restart your computer, leaving the boot disk you just created in the drive:

    Click Start|Shut Down
    Choose Restart My Computer
    Click OK

-Choose to start your computer in dos mode with CD ROM support.

-From the DOS prompt, navigate to the TURBOC30 directory on the CD ROM drive (it could be a different letter than usual, due to booting from a diskette:

    type- E: (again, this could be a different letter, depending on what letter your CD ROM was assigned)
    type- CD TURBOC30
    type- INSTALL

-The installation process should proceed from this point.  If you are encountering problems navigating to the correct directory, try to selecting a different drive letter, and listen to your CD ROM drive to see if it being accessed by the drive letter you've selected.

-When prompted for the source drive for the installation, type in the drive letter you navigated to in order to get to your CD ROM to start the installation.

-When prompted for the source path enter TURBOC30

-Highlight the directories option, and set the install drive directories to your C drive

    type- C:TC

-Hit enter to confirm your entry.  Make sure your other directories have been correctly entered (i.e. they're all on your C drive)

-Highlight Begin Installation and hit enter.


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