WJ View Error "Error: Could not execute Main. The system cannot find the file specified."


When I turn my computer on it says ...."WJ View Error Error: Could not execute Main. The system cannot find the file specified.


This question was answered on November 6, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Because you didn't include an extention to the troubled application, i'm going to assume that it's not part of the Operating System in which case i suggest you disable it from starting If you notice that it disrupts your system then you can roll your system back.

Configure Windows so that it does not load the file or service mentioned in the error message


The following procedure might require you to restart your computer, which will close this troubleshooter If possible, view this troubleshooter on another computer while you perform the steps on the computer you are troubleshooting.

To continue troubleshooting if no other computer is available

Right-click the page displayed on your screen, and then click Print.

Follow the steps in the printed copy of the procedure.

After your computer restarts, reopen this troubleshooter and answer each question as you answered it initially.

When you reach this page again, answer the question at the bottom, and then click Next.

If the error message refers to a file or service, then the file or service might be listed on one of the tabs in the System Configuration Utility (Msconfig.exe) If it is listed, turn it off; if not, click No at the bottom of this page, and then click the Next button.

To disable a file or service using the System Configuration Utility

Click Start, and then click Run

In the Open box, type:


Click OK

Try and find the problematic file or service mentioned in the error message within the System Configuration Utility:

Click the SYSTEM.INI, WIN.INI, Startup, or Services tabs, and, if necessary, expand a category (for example, [386enh] on the SYSTEM.INI tab)

If you see an entry that refers to the file or service mentioned in the error message, clear the check box next to that entry

Click OK, and then restart your computer when you are prompted to do so


For more information about the System Configuration Utility (Msconfig.exe), start Msconfig.exe as described above, and then click the Help button at the bottom left of the System Configuration Utility window

For more information about the file or service that is causing the problem, contact a Microsoft Product Support Services professional for assistance For information about how to contact a Support Services professional, visit the Microsoft Product Support Web site http://www.microsoft.com/support).

If the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) of your computer installed Windows XP for you, call them for assistance with this issue

Does disabling an entry in the System Configuration Utility solve the problem?

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Posted by christopher of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on November 6, 2004