can't open CHM files any more

By arich
Sep 26, 2004
  1. Hi,

    I'm using win xp, and for some reason it stopped opening help file with *.chm extension. when trying to open I get the following error messege:

    can't open file: mk:mad:MSITStore:{file name and path}

    I tried both spybot and adaware - no help. even reinstalled IE but no luck.

    any ideas ?

  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837

  3. arich

    arich TS Rookie Topic Starter


    looked at Microsoft solution. its related to win 98 while I have win xp. nevertheless, I've tried to implement it for my OS and it didn't work.

    any more ideas ?
  4. excess

    excess TS Rookie

    For WinXP

    Type this for WinXP insted in 'Start - Run'

    regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\hhctrl.ocx

    N it will work again
  5. thematrixexpert

    thematrixexpert TS Rookie

    it didn't work

    it didn't work
  6. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,012

    Lets check that there isn't anything nasty on your system.

    Please read the following thread HERE. And post a HJT log into this thread.

    Regards Jase :)
  7. thematrixexpert

    thematrixexpert TS Rookie

    no really; what you need to do is to check the security properties for the chm, make sure you appear in it, and grant yourself all the rights available
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