This program could not start.

The operating system could not start this program. Some possible solutions are:

If your computer is on a network, contact your system administrator.

If a system administrator controls your computer, you should ask the administrator why you cannot start the program. Your administrator may have removed the program or set a policy that prevents you from starting it.

Install the necessary hardware.

Some programs are installed automatically when you install the hardware associated with them. To install new hardware click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click Add Hardware.

Install the necessary software.

The program might not be installed on your computer because:

Reinstall the program file.

The program file may have been accidentally deleted or corrupted. If you know the name of the file that is missing, you can copy the compressed version from the operating system installation compact disc to your hard drive, and then restore it by doing the following:

  1. Insert the installation compact disc.
  2. Click Browse the CD.
  3. In the folder list, open either the Alpha or I386 folder.
  4. Find the name of the missing file.

    NOTE: The last letter in the file name extension will be replaced by an underscore because it is a compressed version of the file. For example, notepad.exe is called notepad.ex_ on the installation compact disc.

  5. Copy the compressed file to your systemroot\System32 folder on your hard drive.
  6. Click Start, point to Programs, and then click Command Prompt.
  7. At the command prompt, type:
    expand %systemroot%\system32\
    and then press ENTER.