i get this stupid error message every time i try to install something and when i boot up my computer: the name in the title bar seems to be irrelevant as the name of whatever program i am installing appears there, and it is always the same path that is shown "\Device\Harddisk1\DR3". usually i can click "continue" a few times and it will allow me to proceed. but this time when installing mysql, it wouldn't go away. NOTE: when i installed xp, my normal "c:" partition became "f:", and my zip drive became "c:". could this have something to do with it? is it searching for something on the c drive?