Frequently Asked Questions/Downloads
  1. How do I Install/Uninstall the software?

  2. Install Problems - Autoexec.nt

  3. Install problems - Access Violations

  4. Install Problem with System Registry

  5. Install Problem - Install gets stuck while "Updating Component Registration”

  6. System locks when running the software

  7. Problem playing the movies and videos

  8. Problem with screen resolution or size

  9. Screen Saver problem

  10. Year Buttons at bottom of screen not showing or partially showing

  11. Year Buttons at the bottom of the screen  are obscured by the Windows Taskbar

  12. Component MCI32.OCX or dependencies not correct or registered.

  13. After installing on Windows: "Component 'threed32.ocx' or one of its dependencies not correctly registered: a file is missing or invalid."

  14. Screen Saver Panel Size problem.


1. How do I Install/Un-install the software?
To Install in Windows Xp/Vista/7:
1.  Place the CD into your CD-ROM drive.
2.  In the start up screen, click on START, then click
     on Run.
3.  Type in d:\SETUP.EXE and press Enter. (If your
     CD-ROM drive is not drive d, change the d to the
     letter associated with your CD-ROM drive.)
4.  Follow the instructions that appear on the screen.

To Un-install in Windows Xp/Vista/7:
1.  In the start up screen, click on START, then click
     on Settings
2.  Click on Control Panel
3.  Double click on Add/Remove Programs
4.  Locate and highlight The Corvette Anthology (or
      other title)
5.  Click Add/Remove
6.  Follow the instructions that appear on the screen.

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2. Install Problems - Autoexec.nt
During the Setup, the following message appears:

16-bit MS-DOS Subsystem

path to the program that you are trying to start or install C:\Windows\System32\Autoexec.nt

The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications.

Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.

According to Microsoft, this issue may occur if one or more of the following files are missing or corrupt:
    Config.nt
    Autoexec.nt
    Command.com

Solution:

Insert the Windows Xp CD into the CD-ROM drive

Click START then RUN

Enter:
 expand X:\i386\autoexec.nt_  c:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt
   
(Replace X:\ with your CD-ROM letter)

Microsoft has provided a more involved solution for this problem at  http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;324767.

The problem is related to running DOS based or 16 bit applications in Windows XP. If you either do not have the Windows Xp CD-ROM for some reason try downloading it HERE.

After downloading the .zip you will have to extract it to your windows\system32 directory.

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3. Install Problems - Access Violations
During the Setup, any of the following messages (or similar message) appear:

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RICHED 32.DLL
      "AN ACCESS VIOLATION OCCURRED WHILE
     COPYING THE FILE"

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSCVCRT40.DLL
    "AN ACCESS VIOLATION OCCURRED WHILE
     COPYING THE FILE"

The problem has to do with the Setup program itself. It is simply trying to install the latest versions of various drivers on your machine. They are, however in use (running) on your system while the Setup program is trying to run. Although it may not seem like you have any other programs running, you may and not know it (a screen saver, virus protection program, background printing system, memory manager etc. could be active in the background).

Solution:
Re-install the software and select IGNORE to any messages that are presented to you. If this does not work then re-install the software after closing all background programs but EXPLORER. Do this by hitting CTRL-ALT-Delete to bring up the "Close Program" window and close some of the applications that are running by highlighting each and selecting "End Program" (one at a time). Leave Explorer still running. Then re-install the software. This should solve your problem.

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4. Install Problem with System Registry
When trying to install the software, I get the following error:
Failure writing to the system registry.  The registry may be corrupt, or you
may not have the required permissions to write to the registry.


Solution:
Because registry keys in Windows 95 cannot be any larger than 64K, it is possible that applications will fail to install if they are writing too much to a registry key that is already practically full. SharedDLLs is the registry key where this is most likely to occur.
To rectify this problem, a Microsoft utility can be downloaded from the Microsoft Download site at:
http://support.microsoft.com/download/support/
mslfiles/ShareDLL.exe


This file, ShareDLL.exe is a self-extracting executable file, which contains a tool (ShrDll.exe) that displays the amount of data in the SharedDLLs registry key and determines which entries in the SharedDLLs key point to files that have been moved or no longer exist.

Run this utility then re-install the software.  This should solve your problem.

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5. Install Problem - Install gets stuck while "Updating Component Registration”
During the Install procedure, the process stalls and the install disk just spins with no further progress.
This problem sometimes occurs when a prior software installation is aborted or interrupted thus corrupting the system registry.

Solution 1:
Try waiting. Sometimes after a half-hour or so,
  the problem will correct itself and continue to complete the install process.

Solution 2:
Another solution is to copy the contents of the install disk to a directory on your hard drive and install from there.

Solution 3:
Microsoft offers a solution for this issue at: https://support.microsoft.com/mats/program_install_and_uninstall/en-us?wa=wsignin1.0

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6. System locks when running the software
After installing the Anthology and then running it, most features don’t work and the program locks the system.

This problem is the result of trying to run a prior version of the Anthology with a later version CD in the drive. Make sure that you are clicking the correct icon. E.g.. For the Corvette Anthology 2000, click The Corvette Anthology 2000 icon and not Corvette Anthology 1999.

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7. Problem playing videos in our titles
a) If you experience any difficulties playing any or all of the videos, you may have your screen refresh rate set incorrectly. Try this: Right click on desktop. A window pops up. Select ‘Properties’. Then select the ‘Settings’ tab. Then select the ‘Advanced’  button. Then select the ‘Monitor’ tab. In the Monitor Settings area, set the Screen refresh rate to 60 hertz.

b) If you can hear a video playing but get no video you may be missing some video CODECS (
software that enables video compression and/or decompression for digital video) on your system.  Visit http://www.divx.com/en/software/divx-plus/codec-pack to download.

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8. Problem with screen resolution or size
If the size of the software image is too large to fit on your screen, you may need to adjust the resolution of your monitor to its native (recommended) settings. Click the following link to view pdf file containing detailed instructions on how to accomplish this:

How to change your screen resolution

It is also recommended that Small Fonts display setting is selected.

To change your resolution and font size settings perform the following steps:
     1) Click the right mouse button while the cursor is
         on the Windows desktop.
     2) Select the Properties option from the window
         that will be displayed.
     3) Select the Settings tab.
     4) Set the Colors to the highest level allowed by
         your graphics card.
     5) Change the font size setting:
         Click the Advanced button on the bottom right
         of the above window. Select Small Fonts from
         the font size drop-down list box. You may now
         have to re-start your computer for the new
         settings to take affect.

If you are using the Corvette Anthology 2014 and you are unable to set your screen resolution to a higher setting, download and copy the file below to the directory where you installed the Corvette Anthology 2014, (usually C:\HI-Tech Software\Corvette Anthology 2014. When asked to overwrite the existing file, select yes. This will replace the existing program with a new version that will recognize the lower resolution setting.

Download the Corvette Anthology 2014 update

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9. Screen Saver Problem

The screen saver only cycles through certain years.

A prior installation of the Screen Saver installed the photos that are displaying. To remove these and start over, activate the Anthology Screen Saver form. You may access this form by clicking the right mouse button on any photo displayed on the main screen. This form allows you to add or remove a photo from the list or remove all photos. If you remove all photos, remember to re-install the Screen Saver and choose the Select All Photos option.

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10. Year Buttons not showing at bottom of screen not showing or partially showing

To remedy this you must set the Windows to display items smaller (the Windows default value)

     1) Right click on the desktop
   
 2) Select  SCREEN RESOLUTION
     3) About halfway down select  "Make text and other
         items larger or smaller"
     4) Select "SMALLER (default)"
     5) Click apply.

This should solve the problem.

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11. Year Buttons at the bottom of the screen are
      obscured by the  Windows Taskbar

To remedy this you must set the Windows Taskbar to "auto hide":
     1)  Click the START button at the lower left of
          the screen
     2)  Select the Settings tab
     3)  Select the Taskbar & Start Menu...
     4)  Check the Always on Top checkbox
     5)  Check the Auto hide checkbox

This should solve the problem.

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12. MCI32.ocx Problem.

After the Setup, the program won't run. The following message (or similar message) appears:

"Component MCI32.OCX or dependencies not correct or registered. A file is missing or invalid"

This problem happens sporadically on some machines.  To fix this, download MCI32.ocx file below and copy it to your c:\windows\system32 directory. 

Download the MCI32.ocx file

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13. After installing on Windows: "Component 'THREED32.OCX' or one of its dependencies not correctly registered: a file is missing invalid.

This error message will appear on a small percentage of computers running Windows Vista after installation of a software title which copies the file THREED32.OCX to the system even though the installation wizard reports that the installation completed successfully. It seem to only occur when the user opens the program for the first time. usually subsequent openings are fine.

If the problem persists, try to manually register the component as follows:

Click the START button in the lower left of your screen Then type: regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\threed32.ocx in the RUN window and hit ENTER.
This should resolve the issue.

 


14. Screen Saver Install Panel does not display at full size and does not display the Option buttons.

This problem seems to occur rarely on certain systems. Copy the downloaded file to the directory where you installed the Corvette Anthology, usually "C:\Program Files (x86)\HI-Tech Software\Corvette Anthology 2012\". You want to replace the Corvette2012.exe file there with this one.

Download the Corvette Anthology 2012 update

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Last update: 06/17/2015

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Last updated: 06/17/2015

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