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A problem with Windows 98


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Keith_Third

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:tazz:

Until recently, I've had no problems with my Windows 98.
But a couple of days ago, while trying to open several ZIP Files from the web www.thewalls.ru, I came to nothing. The point is that I always got the same message:

"Windows cannot find WINDOWS.EXE. This file is needed for opening files of type ZIP File"

The location of WINDOWS.EXE should have been at

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\WINDOWS.EXE.

But in all likelihood, it is not there now...

I have no idea of what's happened because everything else with my Windows 98 is just OK! If you have a solution to this problem, please post it either here or e-mail it to me at

tillemans94@highstream.net.

Thanks a lot,
Keith.
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It sounds like Microsoft Office works properly on your pc without windows.exe. I looked for windows.exe on a win98 pc - not found. From the info you've given, I would suspect a problem with the.walls.ru.

One test is to find a known safe zip file on your pc and try to unzip it.

A possibly risky test is to copy the zip files from thewalls.ru onto your pc, then try to unzip them. Do this only if you feel this is a site you can trust. I'm not familiar with the site and do not feel comforable enough to visit the site.
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