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The Handle is Invalid in IBMgr

The Handle is Invalid in IBMgr

The Handle is Invalid in IBMgr

I already know WHAT this problem is... The Root Directory that the manager shows, it has a hard time reading. My problem is, it doesn't always do this on all windows machines, not even on all XP machines!

I used the same CD to install the same thing on two identical computers sitting next to each other and one gave me "The handle is invalid" and one didn't. I fixed it by going to the root directory by pressing 'Change' and it worked fine.

The handle I'm using is:  (that IS the root directory)

When I installed it with the root directory where I spelled out "Program Files" instead of "PROGRA~1" i had twice as many problems. Now it works on about half of the computers. Does anybody have any idea what to do to remedy this?  


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