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Windows Error 2
« on: December 16, 2004, 05:11:08 AM »
A member of our Board who is a computer tech guy heard about my problems with Wordstar and XP, and has now installed Virtual PC on my computer.

Thus, I can run Windows 98 virtually from my desktop; the plan was to then install Wordstar (i.e. copy the files) on the the new Virtual disk and run it from there.

However, I receive Windows Error 2 when I try to run Wordstar and I can't seem to find any info about what that is.

Any ideas?

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Re: Windows Error 2
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2004, 05:12:04 AM »
Wordstar is now working under XP... more or less... but since I am still having major font issues in XP I would like to revert to Windows 98.
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Re: Windows Error 2
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2004, 05:19:15 AM »
One more clarification: the error reads:

Windows error 2 occured while loading wswin.dll
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Re: Windows Error 2
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2004, 03:44:04 PM »
When this happens, what is the title of the error message box (the name in the bar at the top)? This may tell us who is raising the error - WordStar for Windows, Windows XP, or Virtual PC; on the other hand, it may not tell us anything useful!

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Re: Windows Error 2
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2004, 09:13:06 PM »
The box is grey, like a windows error box, and it is called a  "Load error."

I may be able to be more specific later, but that's a start...

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Re: Windows Error 2
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2004, 01:48:43 AM »
OK. Try this: Go into C:\WSWIN\TEMPLATE and rename default.wst.

WSWin should copy a new default template from C:\WSWIN.

I suspect that the default that is used during startup is corrupt. If any changes had been made to customise the default templete they will need to be done again, assuming that this works.

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Re: Windows Error 2 Resolved!
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2004, 03:06:13 AM »
:) You are awesome! It was  not the default.wst file, however, when I went to look closely at the files in the wswin folder, and compared it to the other places where ws files were stored, there were other files that were potentially missing (and causing the error). After some careful comparison of lists of files, I successfully opened Wordstar.

Thank you very much for your advice - it pointed me in the right direction.
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Re: Windows Error 2
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2004, 04:44:45 AM »
Good news indeed!

If you can identify the one file that caused this error, and where it was missing from it would be useful information to keep hold of.

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