# can't open chm files all of a sudden

John Machin sjmachin at lexicon.net
Thu Oct 5 04:38:12 CEST 2006

John Salerno wrote:
> John Machin wrote:
>
> > 6. Fire up a Comamnd Prompt window, and type this in:
> >
> > \windows\hh \python25\doc\python25.chm
> > \windows\hh \windows\help\whatever.chm
>
> I tried this and got the same error. This is really upsetting.

So that indicates that the problem is constant across
(a) how you invoke hh.exe
(b) your python chm and the windows-supplied chms.

Now get back to the more likely suspect: one or more wrong-version DLLs
dumped on you by that HTMLKit, or the absence of a needed DLL that was
thrown away when you uninstalled it -- was there a dialogue where you
were asked if you wanted to remove apparently unused DLLs?

And you *still* haven't answered the basic question:

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