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windows\winhlp32exe corrupt or missing

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by bmwsrs4, Jan 19, 2002.

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  1. bmwsrs4

    bmwsrs4 Thread Starter

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    :confused: for several weeks, I have been unable to access the windows help 32 exe file.
    error: corrupt
    also another error:resourse file (aimres.dll) unable to open.
    I am a greenhorn to this and could really use an e-mail with some help.
    thanks
     
  2. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Hi,

    Try extracting Winhlp32.exe from your Windows CD-ROM:

    Make sure your Windows CD-ROM's in the drive.
    Go to Start/run, and type SFC.
    Choose 'Extract One File From Installation Disk'.
    Type Make sure your Windows CD-ROM's in the drive.
    Go to Start/run, and type SFC.
    Choose 'Extract One File From Installation Disk'.
    Type winhlp32.exe, not worrying about its location. Then, click Start.

    Next to 'Restore From', type in or browse for the file’s location, which is probably in the Win98 folder of your installation CD-ROM (typically D:\Win98). Then, next to 'Save File In', enter C:\Windows, and click OK. System File Checker looks for the file, saves it as you requested, and then tells you that 'the file has been successfully extracted'.

    If you're running Millennium, the procedure is much the same, with only one difference:
    1. Click Start, and then click Run. The Run dialog box appears.
    2. In the Open box, type msconfig and click OK. The System Configuration Utility appears.
    3. Click 'Extract file'.

    And then proceed as explained at the beginning.
    , not worrying about its location. Then, click Start.

    Aimres.dll is probably a AOL file, which means you should uncheck anything AOL-related in Msconfig/startup and reboot.

    Now see whether your error disappears.

    Good luck,
     
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