corrupt dll file

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doescher4

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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
 
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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.
 

doescher4

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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
 
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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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