I know how to disassembly .o files my problem is I don't have any software that opens the .a file to get the .o files out of them.
Winzip doesn't work.
I am on windows xp and the .a file was created thru netbeans static library project using MinGW.
So does anybody know what software allows me to view/extract the contains of a .a file in windows
Since you are working under Windows, you may need the compiler/linker/archiver tools that were used to create the archive. If it was created using the Microsoft C++ development tools, you may need those specific tools. If it was created using Cygwin, then you may need those tools. And if it was created on a Linux machine you are probably out of luck - you would probably need to look at the file in Linux.