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Missing DLL files

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I cannot install anything on my computer hardly anymore, any Win software anyway. every time I try, it says i am missing *.dll files. I even tried to run the Win 95 CD Rom setup all over again, and it tells me there are 20 directories that i must delete things to make room, but does not say which. I run a business from this computer, and cannot take a chance on losing data. I thought of a tape backup which I have, but the programming for this business was set up by someone who is no longer available, and the data will be saved I know, but have experienced before on tape backup that the program will not run, and there is no copy. So drastic measures are not feasible. Can you please help? Thanks...ron
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Try running the Win95 setup.exe from DOS.  This will give you the option of restoring missing / corrupt files files from Win95 instead of doing a complete re-install.  

But first, since it seems that you are becoming limited on hard drive space - take a peek through your files to see what you are actually NOT using, .txt files, graphics, sound files, internet history and cache, temp files and unused fonts can be safely removed without any negative consequences.  Another major waste of space could be .zip files for programs you have already installed.

There are no specific directories that I know of that should be removed.  But clearing out enough space would eliminate that message.
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What are some of the dll files.Look for them in a directory
called c:\win32.If they are in there transfer into c:\windows\system.

If they are files do do with coms, reinstall communications from your win95 cd Rom
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