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bill lee

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For the past several weeks all internet downloads have given an error message such as DLL file #1234etc is mssing, unable to complete or server exe DLL file missing. even using my cd disks to install took several tries and contact with the tech dept of the company. could my isp [aol] be corrupted?
 

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Hi Bill,

Do you have some exact error messages for us? The name of the dll(s) in question would be helpful.

Good luck,
 

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My latest one which I luckily made note of is--ERROR STARTING PROGRAM -- Music101 Server.EXE File Linked to MIssing Export MFC42DLL:6876.
 

bill lee

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could my hard drive be corrupted or have a virus? cant pull up that hyperlink yet. will keep trying
 

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Hi Bill,

Try having your computer scanned on line at <A HREF="http://housecall.antivirus.com/">Trend Micro HouseCall </A>, and see what that turns up.

Are you unable to open any hyperlinks, or just this one?

Grtz.
 

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I followed your suggestion and clicked on SFC and scanned for altered files.I found that my USER.EXE file may be corrupted, so I put in my ibm cdrom Product Recovery & diagnostics but got nothing but file not found so I put in my ibm application cd and still got file not found message. need a little help please
 

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No, don't scan for altered files, but choose 'Extract one file from Installation Disk' to restore Mfc42.dll.

Read the article I provided you with.

As for User.exe, don't have SFC restore it.
First, SFC is often wrong when it reports it as'corrupted', and sometimes when you use System File Checker to restore a Windows 98 system file like User.exe, the wrong version of the file can be extracted result in the inability to start Windows 98 or you will receive protection errors.

Just restore Mfc42.dll as described.

Good luck,
 

bill lee

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followed your suggestion to the letter but in using both cdroms get the message "file not found". I am tempted to use the diagnostics & recovery cd and reinstall. I can back up my files but would have to reinstall a lot of software and it would take quite a bit of time. any suggestions?you are helping an 80 yr old. did you watch "band of brothers"?really got to me!
 

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Hi Bill,

If you type the name of the file right (Mfc42.dll, don't forget the dot, as you did in your original question), and you get the source right (see the article) you will not get a 'file not found' error.

Wat's the drive letter of your CD-ROM drive?
 

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And I assume the Windows CD-ROM was in the drive, and you typed G:\Win98 as the source of the dll?

You didn't forget the ":" and the "\" right after your drive letter?
 

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I'm afraid that's extremely unlikely.

But not to worry, I'm running Win98SE, and send you my mfc42.dll all zipped up. It's version 6.00.8665.0, which is the latest version, and should be OK for WinME as well.
You will probably need to go into Safe Mode in order to be able to unpack it to C:\Windows\System.

Once in Safe Mode, first rename your own C:\Windows\Mfc42.dll to Mfc42.old (just change the extension).
That way yours will not be overwritten, but will remain at your disposal.

Good luck,
 
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