The file attachment issue is really not an issue at all:
Cannot Open E-Mail Attachments in Outlook Express After You Install SP1
OLEXP: Using Virus Protection Features in OLEXP 6
(OE removed access to the unsafe attachments in your email)
The articles will tell you to go to 'Tools|Options|Security' and remove the
checkmark from the fourth box down, the one labeled "Do not allow
attachments to be saved or opened that could potentially be a virus."
For the re-install issue, this article might help:
OLEXP: How to Manually Uninstall and Reinstall Outlook Express 5.x and 6.0
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> am using a win 98 with IE6 and OE6
> faced some problems with OE - like not being able to open
> file attachments - tried loading OE6 again - error while
> installation = extracting file failed.most likely low
> memory ( low disk space for swapping file ) or corrupted
> Cabinet file.
> can not understand this since have enough dik space and
> any suggestions