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Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by headcase, Dec 31, 2001.

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  1. headcase

    headcase Thread Starter

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    Can you restore .dll files?
    I have the .dll file in question but cannot get it to associate itself to the program it was originally in.
    Thats all I want to know
    Please Help Its already spoiled Christmas
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  2. Davey7549

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    Yes you can replace or place dll files. You need to put them in the folder where the program will look for it. If you look at the actual
    folder the main EXE file is contained in it may give you a clue where to copy the dll to. If the dll you are receiving error messages on still resides on your system do a search to find it and rename such as xxxxx.dll to xxxxx.old then copy your new dll to the same folder. Also if the program you are trying to use has problems it may be better to uninstall it and reinstall it.
    Dave
     
  3. THoey

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    Also, there is a program in WINNT folder called regsvr32 that will "register" a DLL file. I have seen this used, but don't know a lot about it. That might help. If you just type the name at a DOS prompt, it will give the usage instructions...

    Hope that helps...
     
  4. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Most dlls need to be in C:\Windows\System.
    This is where Windows and most applications look for them, and not in the application's folder in Program Files.

    What dll are we talking about here? And what program is this about?
     
  5. headcase

    headcase Thread Starter

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    The .dll file is: WKSGEN.DLL for works 2000.
    Got the file when I use file search, but can't start the installation because I keep getting "Error extracting support files, system cannot find the file specified" when I click the works 2000 icon in program manager, I get "a required .dll file, WKSGEN.DLL, was not found"
    In C:\CPQDRV\wksinstall, I have icons for:
    ikernel.ex, msworks, setup, and a set up read me file.
    I can't re-install works because I bought the p.c. from a shop with it already installed,(thanks for the suggestion), and system restore, which caused this problem in the first place, is inneffective now.
    Answers on a postcard please.....
    Must go now to my only friend at present: Jack Daniels...Jolly Nice Fellow!
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  6. Davey7549

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    Here is where the wksgen.dll file has to reside.
    Open the folders listed and make sure they are not there and if they are change extension to old and copy the new dll you have to the same file folders.
    Dave
     

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