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When my computer boots up and comes up to the desktop for windows 95, I have a "program error" on the screen.  It says, "your program is making an invalid dynamic link call to a .dll file.  (according to windows 95, it tells me it is the printman)  I have went thru this with Hewlitt Packard tech's and they say the printer set up is fine.  Any other suggestions sure would help.  I have no idea what .dll file is causing the error.  Just to let you know, computer technology is not one of my strong suits.  Please help!

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Question by:Janet021997
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Hi,

I've spoken with Microsoft before about other errors in the past, and one thing they told me is: "Don't use HP drivers for Windows 95, they don't work quite right and they have caused havoc with a lot of systems".  

They told me to use the drivers that came with win 95 or to obtain new printer drivers from Microsoft instead of using the HP drivers.


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Essentially it means that one of your startup programs is making a call to an out-of-date or invalid DLL.
From the Start menu, select Settings/Taskbar/Start Menu Programs/Advanced.
Click on the Startup Group in your Programs Folder.  You will probably see one or more programs listed there.  One of them is making the invalid call to the DLL.
Create a new group under the Programs Folder, and move all the icons from the Startup group to the new group.  Then one by one, move each icon back into the Startup group, restarting your computer after each new icon is added.  The last icon added before you get your error message again  is the troublesome program.
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