Britannica DVD problem bugs me

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Peter Huebner, Nov 22, 2004.

  1. I have the Encyclopaedia Britannica '99 on DVD. In Win98, I found the
    full word search didn't work, but I found a workaround as stated by the
    Britannica Tech Support: turn off the UDF file system for your DVD
    drive, using msconfig. Voila!

    [Unfortunately], I now run WinXP - and again the Full Word Search
    doesn't work. There is no way that I have discovered, on my computer or
    by spending hours on Google, to turn off the UDF file system in XP.

    Nor, sadly, have the dear programmers at Britannica ever seen fit to
    publish a patch for this stupid bug.

    Does anybody know a way to get around this problem? (preferably other
    than buying the latest version which I consider an unnecessary expense).

    TIA -Peter

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    Peter Huebner, Nov 22, 2004
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  2. Peter Huebner

    impossible Guest

    "Peter Huebner" <> wrote in message
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    >
    > I have the Encyclopaedia Britannica '99 on DVD. In Win98, I found the
    > full word search didn't work, but I found a workaround as stated by the
    > Britannica Tech Support: turn off the UDF file system for your DVD
    > drive, using msconfig. Voila!
    >
    > [Unfortunately], I now run WinXP - and again the Full Word Search
    > doesn't work. There is no way that I have discovered, on my computer or
    > by spending hours on Google, to turn off the UDF file system in XP.
    >
    > Nor, sadly, have the dear programmers at Britannica ever seen fit to
    > publish a patch for this stupid bug.
    >
    > Does anybody know a way to get around this problem? (preferably other
    > than buying the latest version which I consider an unnecessary expense).
    >


    Britannica '99 is incompatible with Windows XP, as it was with Windows 2000.
    Nothing you can do about that, I'm afraid. If you want the capability to run
    this app, I can only suggest a dual-boot configuration with Win98 and your
    old work-around. A klunky solution, I know, but it might be better than
    nothing if you use Britannica a lot.
    impossible, Nov 22, 2004
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  3. Peter Huebner

    Brendan Guest

    On Tue, 23 Nov 2004 01:01:53 +1300, Peter Huebner wrote:

    > Does anybody know a way to get around this problem? (preferably other
    > than buying the latest version which I consider an unnecessary expense).


    have you tried making a shortcut to it and using the shortcut's
    compatibility modes on the shortcuts properties ?

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    Brendan, Nov 23, 2004
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  4. In article <m1ti3r40u1jy$>,
    says...
    > On Tue, 23 Nov 2004 01:01:53 +1300, Peter Huebner wrote:
    >
    > > Does anybody know a way to get around this problem? (preferably other
    > > than buying the latest version which I consider an unnecessary expense).

    >
    > have you tried making a shortcut to it and using the shortcut's
    > compatibility modes on the shortcuts properties ?


    The application runs fine - I can even browse articles without a
    problem. The one thing that doesn't work is the search. For some reason
    the search engine can't handle the UDF file system to search through the
    articles and the results window flashes open and shut again and that's
    all you get.

    -P.

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    Peter Huebner, Nov 23, 2004
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  5. In article <>, says...
    > Britannica '99 is incompatible with Windows XP, as it was with Windows 2000.
    > Nothing you can do about that, I'm afraid. If you want the capability to run
    > this app, I can only suggest a dual-boot configuration with Win98 and your
    > old work-around. A klunky solution, I know, but it might be better than
    > nothing if you use Britannica a lot.


    Thanks. I will have to put it on one of the two win98 machines on the
    network then .... sadly it doesn't work across the network either as I
    found out in the past. Which means I have to specially boot up a machine
    if ever I want to look up something: ---> p.i.t.a.

    -Peter


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    Peter Huebner, Nov 23, 2004
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  6. Peter Huebner

    Brendan Guest

    On Tue, 23 Nov 2004 21:39:41 +1300, Peter Huebner wrote:

    >> have you tried making a shortcut to it and using the shortcut's
    >> compatibility modes on the shortcuts properties ?

    >
    > The application runs fine - I can even browse articles without a
    > problem. The one thing that doesn't work is the search. For some reason
    > the search engine can't handle the UDF file system to search through the
    > articles and the results window flashes open and shut again and that's
    > all you get.


    well try it anyway - maybe the compatibility emulation includes disabling
    udf for it.

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    Note: All my comments are copyright 23/11/2004 9:49:02 p.m. and are opinion only where not otherwise stated and always "to the best of my recollection". www.computerman.orcon.net.nz.
    Brendan, Nov 23, 2004
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