IPHLPAPI.dll FILE

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Hi --- About half the time I boot-up a dialogue box appears which states: IPHLPAPI.DLL file cannot start. Check the file to determine the problem." When this happens I can go no further
and have to turn the CPU off, wait and then reboot.

How do I determine the problem and then fix it?
 
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Do a search for iphlpapi.dll. It should be in your C:\windows\system folder.

Also, we may have to reinstall just that file. Look to see if you have a folder named \windows\options\cabs if 95 or 98 or if you are running ME it would be \windows\install\cabs

What OS are you running?
 

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I'm running ME on a Sony. With my Application Recovery and System Recovery disks how do I select only one file?
 

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The search results:
C:\Windows\System -- and-- C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\net\winme
 

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A search indicates neither windows\options nor windows\install are valid file names!
 

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NiteHawk --- Thanks for trying. I'll have to try again tomorrow.
 
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I've never run ME so hopefully someone with more experience on ME can help you out. Win98 had a utility for extracting and replacing files called SFC, M$ left that out in ME :(
 

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Hi, I am back again with same problem as yesterday. Namely, when booting up the computer, I often get a dialogue box that states "IPHLPAPI.DLL file cannot start. Check the file to determine the problem." I.ve a Sony Computer with ME operating system.
How do I determine the problem with the file (it does not have a virus. It is located in C;\Windows\System folder. Please help.
 

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Hi and welcome, much better to keep posting to the SAME thread for better assistance, I've merged your new one with yesterday's :)
 

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john1 --- Thanks for the file. I downloaded and changed the extension to DLL. The size of the downloaded file is 32,765 bytes whereas the size of the file located in two separate places on my computer are both 47,376. Is it safe to replace those with an obviously shorter version? Will your 98se work properly on my ME? Do you know what function this file serves?
Thank you for your interest, time and help.
 
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Hi,

That page that AcaCandy has referred you to,
describes how to rename the file in DOS,
which means that the system cannot see it anymore,
and how to extract a fresh copy from the CD to
the right place.

Thing is, that description looks to me like its meant
for 98/98se,
getting to DOS in Win M.E. is sometimes troublesome.

If you still have a problem with it, come back.

John :)
 

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I managed to get a copy of the IPHLPAPI.DLL file from a friend who has Os ME. It appears to be the same as my version.
I placed it on my desktop but am unsure as to how to substitute for my corrupted version. Can I merely delete the bad copy without having the computer go haywire --- and then install the
"good" copy from the desktop? Please advise.
 
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