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03-Feb-2004, 04:51 PM #1
What is ATL.DLL?
Does anyone know what is ATL.DLL? What are some common files (DLL, OCX) are depending on it?

I have installed ATL.DLL which has version 3.0.9435.0. on a Windows 98 SE machine and I get the message "cannot run unicode version of atl.dll on WIN95. Please install the correct version".

I have installed ATL.DLL which has version 3.0.9435.0. on a Windows NT SP6 machine and the machine just keep rebooting.

Thank you for any help.
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03-Feb-2004, 05:06 PM #2
Searched on google and found this guys post on what he did to fix it: I got the "cannot run unicode version of atl.dll on WIN95" too. It turns out something I installed overwrote atl.dll (Win95) with the atl.dll (NT) version.

Then I went to the microsoft site and searched atl.dll. It refers to an article about visual C++ or something. Downloaded the atlinstl.exe, copied the atl.dll (win95 version) into my windows/systems folder, and everything worked again.
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03-Feb-2004, 05:09 PM #3

In windows 98:

1) search for atl.dll
2) rename atl.dll to atl.old ( most likely in in c:\windows\system)
3) extracted atl.dll from cabs (c:\windows\options\cabs)
4) reboot

1) try last known good configuration, but I dought it would work...
2) If the file system is FAT16, then boot off a DOS, win98 boot disk and do a search for the atl.dll file , rename it. See if you can boot to windows.

If the file system is NTFS, then you can download NTFS for DOS, and then follow same procedure. THere is a possibility that you may need to extract the file using the dos command.
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03-Feb-2004, 05:09 PM #4

thats the link to microsofts website. see if any of the links apply to you
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