System File Error Window/Dialog Box
Posted on 2005-03-15
I've been updating an old Pentium 166 running Win 98 SE
for a friend. I deleted the usual Temp files, ran scandisk and defrag. Downloaded most of the patches and fixes from Microsoft. And replaced the battery on the motherboard. System seems to run fine and at this point is stable. The annoying problem is: I keep getting a Window/Dialog Box (Not sure of the exact term here) "poping up". It's titled System File Error. The box says "The following system files have been replaced with older versions by a program you recently ran. These files are currently in use and cannot be automatically repaired.
Windows may not run correctly until you exit and restart windows so that these files can be automatically repaired."
In the window is displayed:
Apparently the ddeml.dll file is the problem.
Boot after boot the message reappears so a restart doesn't seem to be solving the problem.
I need a fix. I seem to have this file on my Win2K machine. Version 3.5. Can I just copy my Win2K version to the ole 98 SE ? Do I really need this file anyway ? What is DDE Management Library ?