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"unicows.dll" is not working

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I am getting a warning whenever I open Outlook Express. It says that "unicows.dll" is not working and it loads without MSN Messenger.

I went to Microsoft's web site and downloaded "unicows.exe" in a page written in english (even though my operational system is in portuguese, because I could not find a portuguese version of the english page with a portuguese version of the english software "unicows.exe").

The page did not tell me where to extract the files in "unicows.exe", so I extracted them to C:\Windows\System, but it did not work. I got the "unicows.dll" error again when I tried to open Outlook Express, so I extracted it to the Desktop and deleted the files in the system folder that had the same names as the new files in the Desktop.

I tried installing MSN Messenger 6.2 in the same language as it had been installed before, but it said the file was corrupted. I was offered the option to restore MSN Messenger 6.2 when I tried to uninstall it, so I chose that, but it did not work. I got the "unicows.dll" error again when I tried to open Outlook Express.

What should I do now?
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Does it occur only while opening outlook express ?

As far as outlook express is concerned , it should load windows messenger and not msn messenger.
Windows messenger is the inbuilt messenger that comes in Windows xp..

Open Outlook express
go to tools --> options
and uncheck " Automatically logon to windows messenger"

Then download that dll from here
http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/dll-files.shtml?unicows

and register it ..

Check if the issue gets solved
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I restarted the computer and that solved the problem.
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Since your issue is solved , please close the question

SR
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I am having another problem. The icons at  the desktop of shortcuts used to have arrow images. Now, they have images that look to me like black and white clocks.
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Asking 2 different questions on the same thread is against EE rules. You should close this question and ask the other question as a seperate question. Depending on the OS , ask that question in the specific TA for experts in that area who can assist you better
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