how can i replace a suspected corrupt
when is invoked at startup there is a pause for about 25secs?
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d_hallConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You could also go Start > Run and use the "sfc" command.

You want to "extract a specific file", C:\Windows\

A little easier that at the command line.
You can actually extract it from the Win 98 CD rom, if you are in Windows 98 environment.

eg. extract /a d:\ /l c:\windows

Before you do that, rename the present to another name to serve as a backup just in case anything bad happens.

It is recommended to restart after extracting.
hogan456Author Commented:
no matching files is the reply from my cd?
So you tried sfc, and got an error message "no matching files"?

OK, start up sfc.

Click "extract one...", and type c:\windows\

(note that c:\windows\ is the default - if your windows directory is different, like "f:\win98" then put f:\win98\ in that box)

Then click Start.

Where it says restore from, browse to the Win98 directory of your windows CD.

You want to Save File In c:\windows, which should be set already.

Click OK, and should go.

Let us know if you have any more trouble (I'll try to remember to check back - if I don't, post a reminder comment in a couple of days, since the email notification is down at the moment.)

Also, there is no need to "Accept" a comment or answer until you have solved your problem.  If I can't help you sort this one out, we'll get the site admin to return your points to you.
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