From Mauricio Fernandez wrote:
# > Does the C:\Documents and Settings\peijm directory exist? 
# > (maybe a problem with the e?)

the dir exist. i'll have to check w the e later when i'm back home.
Btw, the other windows pc here i'm using works fine though using the -b option, BUT if fails using -B option.

<snip>
Indexing RI docs for win32console-1.0.8-i386 version mswin32.
Indexing RI docs for windows-pr version 0.6.2.
c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/fastri-0.3.0.1/bin/fastri-server:71: [BUG
] Segmentation fault
ruby 1.8.5 (2006-08-25) [i386-mswin32]
This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual
 way. Please contact the application's support team for more information.
C:\Documents and Settings\peijm>

I also notice i'm using an unpatched ruby ver. Maybe i'll have to update that too?

I'll check the other env vars you mentioned too.

From: Daniel Berger [mailto:djberg96 / gmail.com] 
# That would be my guess.  Does this code snippet work or raise an 
# error?
# 
# Dir.entries(" C:\Documents and Settings")

that errs. I had to put double "\\", so Dir.entries("C:\\Documents and Settings") worked.

thanks and kind regards -botp