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 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. Print Booklet problem

  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. Problem printing the Ads in any of the Ads titles.

  13. Problem copying the Camaro Anthology 2001 or Thunderbird 2002 photos to the hard drive

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

  15. Problem copying the Corvette Ads v2.00 ads to the hard drive

  16. Problem copying some images to the Windows Clipboard (Camaro Anthology 2001 & Mustang Anthology 2001)

  17. Downloads for Windows 2000 & Windows XP compatibility

  18. Downloads for Windows 2000 & Windows XP Screen Saver compatibility

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

  20. 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. Print Booklet problem
When attempting to print booklet information for a given year or a selected range of years, all years or more years than desired print.

Solution:
To select a given year, both To and From, you must click that year to highlight it.  Just having it show in the window does not select it. Sorry for the confusion. This will be resolved in 2000 and later versions of the software.

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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. Problem printing the Ads in any of the Ads titles

Downloads are available below to cure printing difficulties for all the Ads titles but the Corvette and Mustang CDs. We are sorry for that you are not able to print the various ads from these two CDs. The ability to print the ads was removed from the software at the last minute.  It was necessary due to our licensing agreements with Chevrolet and Ford. It was an oversight that left the option to print in the software.

To print the ads from these two: 
      1)  R
ight click on an ad and select Copy to
              Clipboard.
 
      2)  Paste the ad into a word processor or
           graphics package.

You should be able to print it from there.

For the other titles,

Download the Automobile Ads update

Download the Camaro Ads update

Download the Chrysler Ads update

Download the Ford Ads update

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13. Problem copying Camaro 2001 or Thunderbird 2002 photos to the hard drive.

We are sorry for this problem. To fix this, you must download an updated version of the problem program below. Download and copy this file to the directory where you installed the Camaro or Thunderbird  Anthology, (usually C:\HI-Tech Software\The Camaro Anthology 2001 (or Thunderbird)). When asked to overwrite the existing file, select yes. This will replace the existing program with a new version.

Download the Camaro Anthology fix

Download the Thunderbird Anthology update

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14. 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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15. Problem copying Corvette Ads V2.00 ads photos to the hard drive.

We are sorry for this problem. To fix this, you must download an updated version of the Corvette Ads v2.01 program below. Download and copy this file to the directory where you installed the Corvette Ads v2.00, (usually C:\HI-Tech Software\Corvette Ads). When asked to overwrite the existing file, select yes. This will replace the existing Corvette Ads v2.00 with v2.01, a new version.

note: Do not replace v1.00 with v2.10. 

Download Corvette Ads v2.10

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16. Problem copying some images to the Windows Clipboard (Camaro Anthology 2001 & Mustang Anthology 2001)

This problem effects some systems. To fix this, you must download an updated version of the program below. Download and copy this file to the directory where you installed the software, (usually C:\HI-Tech Software\Camaro Anthology 2001 or Mustang Anthology 2001). When asked to overwrite the existing file, select yes. This will replace the existing file with the new version.

Download the Camaro Anthology 2001 fix

Download the Mustang Anthology 2001 fix

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17. Downloads for Windows 2000 & Windows XP compatibility.

The following downloads are available to replace existing files to ensure compatibility with Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows XP. Some installations of these operating systems could result in some of the graphics displays not functioning properly. In particular, the "zooming" in and out and scrolling of some images may not work properly.  Also, some systems may receive an error while trying to copy the photos, ads or movies to the hard drive.  To fix these problems, you must download the updated version of the program below. Download and copy the file to the directory where you installed the software, (usually C:\HI-Tech Software\the name of the program). When asked to overwrite the existing file, select yes. This will replace the existing file with the new version. Please report any other problems that you may encounter with either of these operating systems.

Download the Corvette Anthology 2002 update

Download the Corvette Anthology 2001 update

Download the Corvette Anthology 2000 update

Download the Camaro Anthology 2001 update

Download the Mustang Anthology 2001 update

Download the Mustang Anthology 2000 update

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18. Downloads for Windows 2000 & Windows XP Screen Saver issues.

The following downloads are available to replace existing Screen Savers to ensure compatibility with Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows XP. To fix these problems, you must download the updated version of the program below. Download and copy the file to the directory where your version of Windows is installed, (usually C:\Windows or C:\WINNT). When asked to overwrite the existing file, select yes. This will replace the existing file with the new version. Please report any other problems that you may encounter with either of these operating systems.

Download the Camaro 2001 Screen Saver update

Download the Corvette 2001 Screen Saver update

Download the Corvette 2002 Screen Saver update 

Download the Mustang 2001 Screen Saver update

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19. 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.

 

20. 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: 01/03/2014

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