IBM Support

Error 1311: Source file not found basutl.cab

Troubleshooting


Problem

I am trying to install SPSS for Windows and get the following error: "Error 1311 Source file not found basutl.cab" and cannot continue with installation. How can I install SPSS?

Resolving The Problem

This error message is due to the security policy of Windows which may not let your computer autoplay the SPSS CD-ROM or allow you to double click on the CD in order to run the installer.

This can be worked around by either editing a registry key or running the setup file off of your desktop.

To edit the AllocateCDRoms key:
Go to Start->Run and type 'Regedit' in the Open field. In the registry, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\AllocateCDRoms. If the value for AllocateCDRoms is set to "1", change it to "0", reboot the machine and try again.

Warning: These instructions involve modifying the Windows registry. Modifications to the Windows registry, if not done correctly, can cause serious problems to a Windows system. Consider backing up any registry keys you modify to a .reg file.

To run setup off the desktop:
Copy the SPSS folder from the CD-ROM to your Hard Drive (If running Windows NT 4.0/2000, you may skip this step.):
Go to Start->Programs->Windows Explorer
Right-click the SPSS CD-ROM and select Open to access the contents
Drag the entire SPSS directory to directory on your hard drive, e.g. c:\windows\temp.
This will take a few minutes, but when it is complete, close the Windows Explorer.

Log in with Administrative privileges (For Windows NT 4.0/2000 only).
Go to Start->Run and Browse to the SPSS directory on the hard drive.
Within that directory, navigate to Setup.exe and select Open and Press OK to begin installation.

[{"Product":{"code":"SSLVMB","label":"SPSS Statistics"},"Business Unit":{"code":"BU001","label":"Analytics Private Cloud"},"Component":"Not Applicable","Platform":[{"code":"PF033","label":"Windows"}],"Version":"Not Applicable","Edition":""}]

Historical Number

39355

Document Information

Modified date:
16 June 2018

UID

swg21477414