nvcc error WinXP nvcc fail

any idea why I might get this error

nvcc fatal : nvcc cannot find a supported cl version. Only MSVC 7.1 and MSVC 8.
0 are supported

from this command?

nvcc --cubin test.cu

Finds the cl.exe OK but doesn’t like it.

Thanks!

OK, I made some progress (after seeing some other posts). But now this line

nvcc.exe --cubin -ccbin “c:\program files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\tools” test.cu

produces

“no input files specified”

the text.cu file is in the starting directory.

Thanks