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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by rosh325, Feb 4, 2005.

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  1. rosh325

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    Recently my hard drive was acting really weird/pulsating noise/running slow..so I decided to do a scandisk (i have windows xp professional. Ckdsk found lots of errors/problems and attempted to fix them. This worked great, except now when I try to open a bunch of programs, such as aim or itunes i get the following error message:
    "This application has failed to start because IMM32.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem. I tried running "sfc /scannow" but i guess it found no errors as it finished running. What should I do!? I need my programs :-(
    ~Dan
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    Likely the files were corrupt and were lost. If they are not classed as "system critical" files, SFC will be unaware of them.

    Reinstalling the applications - did that work?
     
  3. rosh325

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    Nope.....even the uninstaller ran into problems.....i think its a corrupt/missing windows file..i have my xp disk..can i somehow replace it?
     
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    all suggestions welcome :-/
     
  5. kiwiguy

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    Run a repair install.
     
  6. rosh325

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    Is that the only way?
     
  7. rosh325

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    Hi,
    I attempted the repair and got the following error message right before windows was done repairing

    "The procedure getiums could not be located in the dynamic link library msdart.dll" I click ok but it wont let me get any further in the repair. As a result, now I cant even get back to windows. Any suggestions? I'm fairly desparate. I ordered a new hard drive, but any temporary solutions would be appreciated.
     
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    Scratch that..got it to work
     
  9. ~Candy~

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    rosh325, you can now mark your own threads solved by using the THREAD TOOLS drop down menu.
     
  10. rosh325

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    wow, been a while since ive been on, didnt know that...awesome
     
  11. ~Candy~

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    So...........are you going to mark it solved? :D
     
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