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[SOLVED] Error Messages

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by lipshin, Dec 18, 2001.

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  1. lipshin

    lipshin Thread Starter

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    Please help! I have been getting alot of error messages in my computer. 1. MSIMN has caused an error in DIRECTDB.DLL
    2. KERNEL32. DLL has caused an error
    3. MSVCRT.DLL has caused an error the program will close
    4. WS2_32.DLL has caused an error the program will close.

    Please help me it seems everytime I run my computer Im getting error messages. I have the adaware program but that doesnt seem to be helping. Can somebody help me with these problems. Hopefully I have given you the correct info.

    Cheryl:(
     
  2. TonyKlein

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  4. lipshin

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    thanks but I dont get any other error messages than what I have told you about MSIMN has caused an error the program will close now. And my computer seems to be freezing alot lately, and it shouldnt from my understanding we have a lot of memory in this computer and its pretty fast also. We have a pentium 4 with a 1.7 processor,256 mb and 60 gb so I dont think it should be freezing up as much as it has been. It froze about 6 times today. please help

    Cheryl
     
  5. TonyKlein

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    I suggest you first try out the recommendations in the MS article.

    And scan for viruses (see my second post).

    Good luck,
     
  6. Mosaic1

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    In addition to what Tony suggested. Please do that Virus Scan and run Adaware again.

    This is from your original question. These are errors. what program are you running when you get these? Outlook Express? and is there more to the error? If you would post the entire message that might provide a clue. Freezing can be caused by many things. If you are freezing, you could be low in resources. Not memory. If too many programs are running you may need to shut some down. Look in Start>run>Msconfig and see what you have going at start. And that's only the beginning. IE and the Internet can use up Resources quickly as can graphics programs.

    You may have a corrupted or out of date video driver. Especially if this happens on the Internet.
     
  7. lipshin

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    I just scanned my computer with house calls that you recomended it did find a trojan but no other viruses. So hopefully this might be my solution. Thanks very much well see if this works.

    Cheryl
     
  8. lipshin

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    Hi guys! Need a little help. can you tell me what to do I just received another error message:

    MSIMN has caused an error in URLMON.DLL
    MSIMN will now close.

    I had just finished downloading internet explorer 6, went into outlook express and then this error message came up. What do I do

    Cheryl,
    Computer Illiterate!
     
  9. ~Candy~

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    Hi Cheryl,

    try clearing the tif (temporary internet files) folder from dos. to do this, hold down the ctrl key on bootup until you see the win98 startup menu. select "command prompt only", and at the prompt enter (be careful, this command deletes everything in the specified directory):

    deltree /y c:\windows\tempor~1\

    then enter:

    win

    to load windows again.


    Also, just checking, are you sure you've completely removed the trojan?
     
  10. beach51

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    Might also help if you post your startup programs.Go to Start>Run>Type in Msinfo32>click ok.Click on the + sign next to software environment>click on startup programs>click edit>select all>click edit copy and paste the page back here.
     
  11. lipshin

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    AcaCandy: Just to let you know that I went into the house calls web page and that who said I had a trojan virus and they deleted it from my system. So I assume that its gone. I am going to do what you suggested hopefully this will work.

    Cheryl
     
  12. lipshin

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    AcaCandy: Help! I did what you said to do but I think you gave me the wrong advise because I am using windows ME not 98. So when I use the ctrl key on boot up is comes up with this:

    1. Normal
    2. Logged (bootlog.TXT)
    3. Safe Mode
    4. Step-by-step confirmation

    Not sure what to do. Please help!

    thanks

    Cheryl
     
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    Oops, sorry Cheryl, I didn't see where you were using ME......I'm not a ME person, so sit tight, and one of the ME guys will pop back in and check on you!
     
  14. TonyKlein

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    Cheryl,

    In Millennium you need to start up with a boot disk in order to get to pure Ms-DOS.
    If you don't have one, you can make one easily yourself in Software Add Remove/Start up disk.

    Good luck,
     
  15. lipshin

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    Hey tony! I already have a start up disk for me I used it and it went through its stuff through dos and thats it. Is that all I have to do or is there something else. Also I received a thread from Beach51 I did what he said to do now I have lost all my files in the ADD/Remove folder. What do I do now.

    Cheryl
     
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