Thanks for the suggestion WILDSTAR. I have XP 32bit. I do have the original XvT discs. Starting from a fresh start I went to Control Panel and attempted to install XvT using Windows Installer. The CDrom spun up and the CDrom spun down. Had a look in taskmanager/processes nada - zip. There was no indication that setup.exe was running.
I looked at http://www.markusegger.at
there was nothing there no software and no XP MSI install package. The was an install package for Windows 3.1, I didn't consider that this would be appropriate for a Windows 95/98 programme that I would like to run on a 32 bit XP.
Any other suggestions .... pleeaasseee anyone