(1). WINDOWS XP ENVIRONMENT: I have installed the CTPP cd-rom on my Windows XP PC, but the session window closes and I get the error: "Beyond 2020 caused an INI error." Or you get the following crash window. What do I do?
Solution: This problem seems to occur only on some Windows XP platforms. In most cases, the software might have created the session, but is prevented from opening the "Open Session Table" screen. Allow the software to close, and restart the software, and click on the "Open the Session Table" or "CTPP Session Manager" by clicking "File" in the toolbar. All sessions should appear.
If tables still don't show up, click on MY DOCUMENTS on your desktop. Navigate to your CTPP Sessions folder. If this were on your hard drive as C:\CTPP\Sessions, navigate to c:\CTPP, and right click on Sessions. Click on PROPERTIES, and on the GENERAL tab. Then click on ADVANCED, and check the box that says "For fast searching, allow the indexing service to index this folder." Click OK. Now, re-open the session.
(2). WINDOWS VISTA ENVIRONMENT: I have loaded the CTPP Browser on a Windows Vista machine and get the following error message: "The program or feature "\E:\Extraction Software\software\setup.exe" cannot start or run due to incompatibility with 64-bit versions of Windows. Please contact the software vendor to ask if a 64-bit Windows compatible version is available." What do I do?
Solution I: Make sure nothing is hidden.
Solution II: Ensure that the indexing service is turned on.
Solution III: Get virtual box http://www.virtualbox.org/ or vmware (not free); install it on Vista and inside virtual box; install Windows 3.x or Windows 95, and finally run your 'old 16 bit' on it. Essentially you created a computer inside your computer. If you want to use trial software forever or use malware/junk software the virtual machine setup is the best way.
Solution IV: Almost all 32 bit applications should run on a 64 bit computer. You can google the specific error you have or visit the Microsoft Help desk. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/32-bit-and-64-bit-Windows-frequently-asked-questions#EDH. Also, please see http://blogs.msdn.com/volkerw/archive/2004/05/01/executing-32-bit-applications-on-64-bit.aspx
(1). Software won't install claiming something about a 16-bit program and Auto-exec.NT file.
Solution: Refer to Microsoft instructions at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324767. If you are unsure, please contact your system administrator.
(2). After installing the Viewer Software - when trying to copy Part 3 to a hard drive (for selected geographic areas), I encountered a CODEBASE ERROR or a "Could Not Create Session.ini" error message.
Solutions: This error occurs when you hit the button "Install Database" on the opening flash screen. The advice is NOT to use this button, but create a session with your data path pointing to d:\...\ny folder if NY is your state.
(3). Software does not go beyond the "Select Geography Screen".
Solution I: Make sure your data path points to the folder containing the IVT files. If E:\ were your CD-ROM drive, and you were working on New York, your Data path should be E:\NY (IMPORTANT NOT TO HAVE ANOTHER "\". "E:\NY\" WON'T WORK).
Solution II: Similarly, make sure you have sessions folder, and the software points to it correctly. For example, C:\CTPP\Session
(4). Get a crash box similar with below right after selecting your tables.
Solutions: Just take the crash message box and slide it off to the side and keep going.
(1). I used the access software to extract the Table 1-080, vehicle available (6) by Race of householder(5) by Hispanic origin of householder (3), but the numbers look so weird.
Solutions: In Table 1-080, the race and Hispanic origin dimensions are in the wrong order. Please go to this page http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/planning/census_issues/ctpp/data_products/2000dataprod.htm for detailed information. There is a box on the top right at this page.