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.DLL file, BWCC32.DLL not found, etc.

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by e503, Dec 23, 2001.

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  1. e503

    e503 Thread Starter

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    I tried to recover my system (Win 98). I got up to the page where usually the desktop opens. But, I got the .DLL file, Bwcc32.dll was not found. I clicked on it. Then I get Explorer - illegal operatioon invalid page fault in module Explorer.exe at 0167:00401f31. Is there anyway I can recover this system? HELP!!!!

    elise
     
  2. Mosaic1

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    I take it you are using a recovery disk. Are you overinstalling Windows? If you had formatted, everything you need would be on the recovery disk.

    If you can get into Safe Mode, go to start>run and type MSCONFIG
    Uncheck all startups other than systray and Windows explorer. Try to get into windows now.

    Then have a look to see what was in the startups and post that information here. Some program needs that missing file.
     
  3. e503

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    Yes, I am using a recovery disk. I have no idea if I am overinstalling windows. Maybe I am not using it correctly. When I go to the page where it says to recover and/or format, my comopouter ALWAYS freezes. I cannot do anything with it. My cdrom doesn't seem to work half the time. I do have a backup (recovery) disk for a cd rom and also a floppy disk.


    I could get iinto safe mode, but I can't go to start. That's the problem. Would it help if I did an fdisk thing and reformat? Will I be abl3e to get my comoputer back to normal???????

    HELP......I am really not very computer literate and need help.
     
  4. Mosaic1

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    Overinstalling Windows is installing it into the same folder and not formatting first. This is to replace any missing files. It doesn't give you a fresh registry.
    Formatting erases everything on the disk and reinstalls.

    If you format, all your files and other programs will be gone.


    Fdisk makes new partitions.(divides the disk into separate sections) However, if you fdisk,mall information is then lost on the disk. After an fdisk, you need to format. After that, a reinstall.


    I cannot advise you because I don't know what has been happening to make you want to reinstall. If you post more details, either myself or someone else will be able to help you make a decision on what to do.
     
  5. Rollin' Rog

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    The Explorer.exe at 0167:00401f31

    error may be due to a damaged or incorrect version of shdocvw.dll. See posts 17 and 18 in this thread...

    http://www.computing.net/windows95/wwwboard/forum/6327.html

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q175930

    This is a difficult situation for a novice to recover from, but if you can extract or copy the correct version of that file to c:\windows\system, you may be able to do it.

    See also this link for a method of accessing your files using a different shell program than explorer:

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q249191
     
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