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I get this error everytime I try to install new software. But this only happens when the install program is .exe I have tried WinZip.exe and it does not work. I have Windows 98, I did a format and it still doesnt work.

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Question by:maxx2140
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by:stevekorb
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Try installing the latest Microsoft MSI (installer).
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by:CrazyOne
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Kyle Schroeder earned 400 total points
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What do you mean exactly?  What happens when you run the .exe to install the program (i.e WinZip.exe)?  Does a window pop up saying "Cannot install if .exe"?? I would suspect a virus (memory resident) of some sort if you formatted the C: drive and reinstalled Win98 and it still doesn't work.

Please clarify the problem.

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by:Longbow
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Hi Maxx2140,

Check the value of the next registry key.
Or put the following in a new .reg file and double click
 this .reg icon. It may be a virus wich has replaced
 the value in the registry.

Longbow

--- CUT --- EXE.REG ---

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open\command]
@="\"%1\" %*"

--- CUT ---
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by:maxx2140
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I ran Norton and it was a virus.So everyhing is ok now thanks
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by:Kyle Schroeder
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So I am puzzled as to why you gave me a C grade since the problem was a virus and that was what I suspected...

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