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When opening the Windows Address Book, you may get one of the following error messages:
missing WAB.dll file
An error occurred while attempting to open the WAB. Unable to find the WAB.DLL.
Windows Address Book DLL missing.
Reinstall Microsoft Outlook Express in order to update the referenced Windows Address Book file.
If Wab32.dll is on your computer, rename it, and then reinstall Outlook Express.
Reinstalling Outlook Express Using Windows 95You can replace the damaged or missing Wab32.dll file by running Setup for Microsoft Internet Explorer. To replace the file, follow these steps:
Reinstalling Outlook Express Using the Original Release of Windows 98You can replace the damaged or missing Wab32.dll file by running Windows 98 Setup. To replace the file, follow these steps:
IMPORTANT: If you have installed Internet Explorer 5.0 with the original release of Windows 98, you should not replace Outlook Express using the entry on the Windows Setup tab as described in step #3 above. This action attempts to install Outlook Express 4.0 which would be the incorrect version. In this instance, use the entry, "Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 and Internet Tools" on the Install/Uninstall tab of Add Remove Programs.
Reinstalling Outlook Express Using Windows 98 Second EditionWindows 98 SE includes Internet Explorer 5.0 and its related components, including Outlook Express 5.0. These components can be maintained by first using the preparatory steps in the Rename Wab32.dll section and then following the steps as with the original release of Windows 98.
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