Identify Pncrt.dll

I recently replaced a .dll file on a Win98 machine with one that I found in a Win95 machine and instead of getting the Windows loading error: "Can't find...", now I get "File corrupt..." so I've taken one from a Win 98 machine and will try that.

Any ideas on what that file is and wherre it comes from?

My 2nd question is: Is there a nice database for finding WHERE files come from?  

A recent Winmag newsletter provided a URL for a great database of extension definitions that everyone should have: http://www.whatis.com/ff.htm 

Now, is there a similar one for files generally, which would allow one to identify the application associated with any given file?

Bonus 50Pts to concise response addressing both issues effectively.

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Patricia Siu-Lai HoCommented:
GMP,

"Identify Pncrt.dll"

This is one of the supporting file of Progressive Networks for program RealPlayer ver 4.01

This is a file in Win98_56.cab

You can either extract it by window explorer pointing to the path of your Win98cdrom, Win98\Win98_56.cab

Or in control panel, Add/remove program to reinstall the Real Player 4.0. It will reinstall all associated files.
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For identify files for win98, you can install the Win98 resource kit.     Win98CDrom\tools\reskit\setup.exe

After installation, at the resource kit, Tools management console, Diagnostics, Microsoft File information.

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hope it can be in assistance.      pslh
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gmp010699Author Commented:
pslh,

Thanks for the quick response.  I'll try to work with your suggestion and see what I come up with.

I know about the Win98 Resource Kit but I am looking for a complete database for similar to the one I mentioned in the question.  Please take a look at that one and let me know if this rings any bells.  
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gmp010699Author Commented:
Most of the machine's that I administer to are Win95
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KevinAdamsCommented:
Try checking out this://

TITLE:Err Msg: A Required .DLL File, PNCRT.DLL, Was Not Found

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q190/8/98.ASP

If not simply re-extract the file by doing this from a command prompt://

extract /a X:\win95\win95_02.cab pncrt.dll /l c:\windows\system (where X: is your cd rom drive letter),

or if you are using win98, you can click on start>run>SFC> choose extract one file, and type in pncrt.dll, extract from is X:\win98, save in is c:\windows\system
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KevinAdamsCommented:
To find out if it is a windows file, you can type in the name of the file  on MS KnowledgeBase page  .. if it is on the win95/98 cd .. it will show WHERE on the cab file it is located .. the MS page is here ://

http://support.microsoft.com/support/search/c.asp?
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gmp010699Author Commented:
Yes, I got a chance to review the MS article that you referenced.  Thanks for that.

Am also interested in your extract info and will try that.
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gmp010699Author Commented:
Thanks for that, it worked! Now on the file name database; Got any ideas?
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Patricia Siu-Lai HoCommented:
gmp, you may try to have a look for the Msdn library for window 95 database and/or install the resource kit of window95.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/isapi/msdnlib.idc?theURL=/library/welcome/dsmsdn/msdn1.htm

pslh
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gmp010699Author Commented:
Thanks pslh, I'll surely use this resource!

But I'm looking for a generic listing of all files.  Millions!
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