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I am having a problem running many of my applications whereby I am
getting the error message:

COMDLG32.DLL Cannot Start. Check the file to determine the problem.

I have looked at the file. It is there. It has not changed.

The only change on my system was an installation of some fax
software.

I noticed that the fax s/w had a file called commdlg.dll which
probably has a similar function.

My questions are:

1) Has anybody had this similar error message and knows a solution.
2) Is the some sort of registry of DLL files that has perhaps been
   changed to point to the COMMDLG.DLL file instead of the
   COMDLG32.DLL file by my fax installation.


Roland.

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I would do a reinstall thru control panel\add remove software\windows setup and use the replace corrupt and missinf files if prompted.
the fax program may have replaced the normal 95 associations and reinstall should set them back to normal.
you may want to first uninstall the fax program to see if that possibly corrects the problem.
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by:wippel
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Answer got me going in the right direction. Actually had to move COMDLG32.DLL file to another name. Install one of the applications that needed it (Notepad), then move it back in place and restart machine.
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