Originally Posted by darkmage55
its a .zip file and for some reason when i try to click "properties" it doesnt bring up the properties window. could it be because my computer doesnt have a CD-RW drive and im using a CD-RW disc?
That shouldn't make any difference, the drive that is.
Tell me you aren't trying to play a .zip file on Media Player please.
You need to unzip it first.
Get Winzip, 7zip or WinRar (though XP has a built in that should do it, just reread your original post, you'll need winzip, 7zip or WinRar on a 98 box)
right click the file and look for unzip or extract etc (you'll need to unzip it to your hdd as you wont be able to write to the disk)