This is no help to you at all but just relates my experiences.
I had this program as the software with a Fuji digital camera a long time ago. Every time I opened it, it would come up with an error message, the one you describe being one of them. I re-installed the program and also re-installed W98 (though not because of this) but it was always the same. I never did get to use it.
There is most likely a good reason that Adobe stopped selling this program and I think we have both found it!