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I cannot start Windows98... How do I slove the porblem of "A required .DLL file  c:\windows\system\shlwapi.dll  was not found ?

Posted on 2004-11-12
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I need help.. haha..  I have read many threads now on this topic but still have not solved the problem.  I have created a boot disk, as well as downloaded the .dll file... Now, tell me how to get this file into the directory through a dos prompt.  Your help just may save my sanity !  Thanks !
Question by:ymerej71
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Lee W, MVP earned 1000 total points
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I'm not sure it will fix your problem, but assuming you boot to the floppy disk, type the following commands:

ren shlwapi.dll shlwapi.bad
copy a:\shlwapi.dll c:\windows\system

Then reboot.
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In DOS type    COPY C:\dl file path\SHLWAPI.DLL C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SHLWAPI.DLL    where dl file path is where the file is. Change C:\ to A:\ if on floppy.
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I really need to learn to type faster.   : /

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ok...  I got the .dll file copied to the registry but now I'm getting an error stating " the SHELL32.DLL file is linked to missing export SHLWAPI.DLL:SHRegetUSValueA ".  Where do I go from here ?  

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