using 1881 lds cds

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Re: using 1881 lds cds

Post by LesleyB » Sun Feb 02, 2014 5:01 pm

As far as I remember Pencee, once the viewer is installed, you need to go through a process of popping disc 1 in for each area (Scotland is only 2 discs) so that the software recognises them as the correct data discs on each subsequent search - seems a bit clunky, but they were made years ago!
But maybe you have completed these steps already, in which case I can't help!

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Re: using 1881 lds cds

Post by pencee » Sun Feb 02, 2014 5:13 pm

Thanks Lesley. I've tried different disc but get the same error message each time. I did start with the Scottish disc before anything else, then read I needed a particular disc first, still no joy.
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Re: using 1881 lds cds

Post by StewL » Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:51 am

I followed the instructions to use the 1881 census discs, and it worked fine.
For a short time that is, then I started getting the message to load any disc in, but when I did that, I then got an error message.
Now wondering if I should delete everything and start again?

Searching for: Anderson, Balks, Barton, Courtney, Davidson, Downie, Dunlop, Edward, Flucker, Galloway, Graham, Guthrie, Higgins, Laurie, Mathieson, McLean, McLuckie, Miln, Nielson, Payne, Phillips, Porterfield, Stewart, Watson

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Re: using 1881 lds cds

Post by pencee » Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:40 pm

I've managed to get the viewer to work by following instructions to use compatibility mode. Only tried a couple of discs so far which work but I'm struggling with going from a record back to the search page. I haven't had much time to look though so I'll see how I go.
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Re: using 1881 lds cds

Post by BobM » Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:35 am

Have jigged the Viewer File and have the LDS CDS working with Win 8.0 and 8.1 with no problems

I always had the CD working on my past Win OS from Win 95 to Win7.

Follow the note below.

LDS CD Disk Set Operation with Windows 8.1 OS

To date a fix for installing the LDS CD sets that where designed in the early 90s has not been put on-line but I have a fix that overcomes this fault.

Family History Resource File Viewer 4.0

I have it running with no problems -- along with the data files mounted on my hard-drive. Saves a lot of inserting and removing of CDS.

Follow these steps:

Install the Viewer 4.0, it will eventually come up with an error message.

Now do the following

Just switch over to:
C:\Program Files (x86)
RF Viewer/Support Files

Top of file


Right click file
Select Properties
Compatibility mode:
Check Run this program in compatibility mode for:
Window 98/Window Me

Now "Manually"click on AutoReg.exe

and continue with the install.
Do not miss the step Upgrade to Viewer 4.1 which comes from Disk #1 in any set of data disks.

To install the CDs on your harddrive follow the steps in this Old Document
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.anc ... d/1881.htm

Have a great day

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Re: using 1881 lds cds

Post by paddyscar » Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:21 pm

A warm welcome to [talkingscot]

I'm sure your directions will be very welcome and appreciated by those who were asking for solutions.

John Kelly (b 22 Sep 1897) eldest child of John Kelly & Christina Lipsett Kelly of Glasgow

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