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corrupt dll file

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by doescher4, Dec 3, 2001.

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  1. doescher4

    doescher4 Thread Starter

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    Help!!

    While trying to access a program I got this message:

    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDRAW.DLL file appears to be corrupt

    reinstall the file and try again


    What file do I need to reinstall and how do I do it? I tried deleting the program and reinstalling it but when trying to open it, i get the same message.

    thanx,
    Lori
     
  2. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

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    If you have Win98 the easiest thing to do would be to run the System File Checker and use the "extract one file" option.

    Here are basic instructions:

    Using SFC to extract files

    1. Go to Start>Run and enter SFC and click OK
    2. Check "Extract one File"
    3. Enter the file name (DDRAW.DLL) and click on "Start"
    4. In the "Restore from" field enter:: D:\WIN98 [if 'D' is not the letter of your CD-Rom drive, modify appropriately]
    5. Click OK

    {if you do not have a Windows system CD, try subsitituting c:\windows\options\cabs in the"restore from field"}
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    If you have WinME, you need to run msconfig and select the "extract file" option from that. In WinME your hard drive cab files may be in c:\windows\options\cabs or in c:\windows\options\install. If one doesn't work, try the other.
     
  3. doescher4

    doescher4 Thread Starter

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    hello

    O.K. I got that far but it asks me where i want to restore the file to. what do i put there?

    Lori
     
  4. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

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    It should be restored to:

    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM


    evidently the file is missing, or it wouldn't even ask.
     
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