WFWG 3.11 Err Msg: Executable Not Found

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When you run Windows or Windows for Workgroups version 3.1 in standard modeor run Windows for Workgroups version 3.11 with the WIN.COM /D:T diagnosticswitch, you receive the following error message:
Executable not found.
This error occurs if the WSWAP.EXE file is not located in the WindowsSYSTEM subdirectory.
Use the EXPAND.EXE utility to expand a new copy of WSWAP.EXE from theoriginal Windows or Windows for Workgroups disks. The WSWAP.EXE file islisted as WSWAP.EX_ on the following disks:
Product                         3.5-inch 1.44 MB     5.25-inch 1.2 MB---------------------------------------------------------------------Windows 3.1                           Disk 5                 Disk 5Windows 3.11                          Disk 4                 Disk 5Windows for Workgroups 3.1            Disk 6                 Disk 8Windows for Workgroups 3.11           Disk 6                 Disk 7				
For more information about using the EXPAND.EXE utility, type the followingat an MS-DOS command prompt and then press ENTER:
expand /?
Windows for Workgroups 3.11 can be loaded without the 386 enhanced modedrivers by using the following command:
win /d:t
Loading Windows for Workgroups 3.11 with this command line can be helpfulwhen you are troubleshooting issues associated with the 386 enhanced modedrivers.

When 386 enhanced mode drivers are not loaded, the WSWAP.EXE terminate-and-stay-resident (TSR) program is used to allow Windows to switch betweenMS-DOS-based applications and Windows. This file must be present when youload Windows with the command line shown above.

WSWAP.EXE is installed to the Windows SYSTEM subdirectory by the WindowsSetup program and is always present unless it has been manually deletedfrom the hard disk.
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Article ID: 107798 - Last Review: 02/27/2014 10:14:29 - Revision: 2.0

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