DLL error with video

All of a sudden (yeah, right) I get this odd error when trying to run any kind of video, including my video card drivers at startup. (also windows media player and my MP3 player).

The [program].exe file is linked to missing export MFC42.DLL :6605

The thing is, the dll is on my system...several times. I tried removing all but the one in the Windows/system folder, but to no avail. I also tried replacing the dll with one from the Win98 CD. No good.  

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dew_associatesCommented:
If this problem is system wide, then it is occurring because the existing Mfc42.dll file is damaged or is the incorrect version.
 
The Windows 98 Mfc42.dll file is 954,128 bytes in size with a version of
4.21.7325.

Extract a new copy of the Mfc42.dll file from your original Windows 98 CD-ROM into the Windows\System folder using the System File Checker tool. To start the System File Checker tool, click Start, click Run, type "sfc.exe" (without the quotation marks) in the Open box, and then click OK.

If this is happening only with one or two third party apps, then place a duplicate copy of this file in the same folder where the executible is located.

Dennis
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wavkingAuthor Commented:
I tried this and it didn't work. I have w98 first edition by the way. My dll is a different version and size, but it used to work fine. I tried to think of any software I installed right before the problem began and removed it.

The number after the error changes depending on the associated program. :6680 or :6605.  What is that?

It's not just with 3rd party apps, but also Windows media player when trying to listen to streaming media. But regular .MOV and >WAV .MP3 are okay.

I'm going to run the full SFC now. ....
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kanaryCommented:
try to uninstall the windows media player and also the active movie

then install the active movie only and try to run the application.
if it failed uninstall it
then install media player
and try it
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wavkingAuthor Commented:
Sorry it's a low score, but I had already fixed the problem before reading this, and it was an odd fix.

First I re-installed Windows and that didnt' work.  Then I removed my video driver competely and reinstalled it and THAT fixed the problem. I have no idea why.  But this is not the first problem I've had with this video card, so I'm not that surprised.

Don't worry, I have more questions coming down the pike, experts. Sorry, Dew, can't win them all! :-)
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dew_associatesCommented:
Wavking, the file size and date I gave you is the correct on for Win98 First Edition provided that you have made your updates. In any event, based upon this question and your grading of the answer, I will pass on future Q's, thanks anyway.
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