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Old August 11th, 2005, 04:50 PM
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I have the same problem Wendy posted a few months ago, but I don't see an answer to her post.

I am trying to get punctual.aspx to run, but all I see is the html message, not the result of the code (i.e., the system time).

I tried everything suggested in the book, including uninstalling and reinstalling IIS, but nothing works. I also tried to run one of the sample files from www.asp.net (sample 4, I think), but got the same result: everything other than plain html tags was ignored.

I am running Windows XP Pro, and have downloaded and installed the .NET Framwork 1.1 and the SDK, as well as MDAC 2.7. There is also a program on my computer called Borland C# Builder, and I notice that my "aspx" files are interpreted by the computer as "Borland C# Builder aspx files" -- i.e., that's the description given beneath their icons.

Any help would be appreciated.


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Actually, I just found the answer in the post of "digitaltoddy," dated 9-19-04 and headed, "New to ASP.NET w/C# and having problems."

I did what "stu9820" suggested there, and it worked!

Specifically, I opened a command window (the details of how to do all this are in the 9-19-04 post), navigated to the directory of the Aspnet_regiis.exe version corresponding to my version of the .NET Framework (which is 1.1.4322), and typed "aspnet_regiis.exe -i" . Apparently, this installs ASP.NET, which must not have been installed before, despite my having downloaded it and run the setup wizard and all that.

Everything works fine now, thank G-d. What a thrill! And thanks to stu9820 for the answer, and to Wrox for this valuable forum.

By the way, does anyone know why ASP.NET hadn't installed the first time? It seems from browsing other people's problems that I'm not the only one who has experienced this.

Well, thanks again, all, and best regards.


Old August 15th, 2005, 01:23 PM
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Go here:

Follow the instructions (pictures are a real help).
Assuming you've already installed :

mda 2.7

Go to your dos prompt and , again , just follow the pictorial guide from the site. I had the same problem, and this worked.

One more thing: don't put your .aspx in a folder like "My Documents"
or anything where there's a space in the words. It will give you an error, as I found out when you try to run a .aspx file. Just remember - One word directories and folders or ones joined by "_" like "my_files"

Please spread the word about the site, it will be helpful to others with the same prob.

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