Starting Sept. 30, 2014, Genealogy.com will be making a big change. GenForum message boards, Family Tree Maker homepages, and the most popular articles will be preserved in a read-only format, while several other features will no longer be available, including member subscriptions and the Shop.
 
Learn more


Chat | Daily Search | My GenForum | Community Standards | Terms of Service
Jump to Forum
Home: General Topics: Personal Ancestral File Genealogy Forum

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

Re: ikernel.exe could not be launched..wrong
Posted by: Fred Date: September 06, 2001 at 19:04:29
In Reply to: ikernel.exe could not be launched..wrong by d g of 4837

Ok, DG, you have the correct version of ikernel.exe. What I suspect is that you may not have closed down ALL running programs BEFORE attempting an install. This is the most common cause of PAF installation errors. You can do this two ways: press CTRL-ALT-DELETE, highlight each program listed, in turn, and click END TASK for each, EXCEPT for these two: EXPLORER (your Windows system) and SYSTRAY. Or, the second way, is to install and run End It All, which will do the same process in one sweep. Find End It All at:
http://newlife-win98.server101.com/enditall_info.htm
It's a free program, and works just great! Just check with CTRL-ALT-DELETE after it has finished to make sure everything is gone though (some TSR virus programs can get missed).

Then, when everything is closed down, do a normal Windows install: START|SETTINGS|CONTROL PANEL|ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS and browse to where you have the download setup files stored.

However, if you have attempted an install previously, just make sure before you start that there are no remnants of that install remaining on your hard drive.

The above steps, along with your correct ikernel.exe file should accomplish a worry free install. If it doesn't, well, you may need to have your computer looked at by someone locally.

Lance

**** For PAF 5 users, join us at Yahoo!Groups. Go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PAF5-USERS Post your queries, add a hint or just help us with your expertise! PAF 5 is available for free download from http://www.familysearch.org/ ***************


Followups:

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

http://genforum.genealogy.com/paf/messages/1848.html
Search this forum:

Search all of GenForum:

Proximity matching
Add this forum to My GenForum Agreement of Use
Link to GenForum
Add Forum
Home |  Help |  About Us |  Site Index |  Jobs |  PRIVACY |  Affiliate
© 2007 The Generations Network