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winexec failed return=2

Posted on 1997-05-09
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  When installing from windows self extracting .exe files I get the above message.
   What is the meaning of this and how do I fix it....
(WFW 3.11).
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Error 2 is almost always "cannot find file". Do you have a high enough value for files in config.sys? They only take 42 bytes each so there are no reason to put it too low, I almost always have it set to 99. It could also be an effect of too little FCBS.

Janne

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Files statement is set to 200 for .dbf work
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No FCBS statement in startup, never needed them before, will try, but suspect some outdated .dll file, probably overwritten by a program install
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