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Missing COMRes.dll file causing repeating error messages in Windows XP Home

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I have an error message pop up when I log in to WIndows XP home:
Window title is "MSMSGS.EXE - Unable to Locate Component"
Message is "This application has failed to start because COMRes.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem"

I saw this file get deleted by CHKDSK during boot up (will be logging a separate question for that issue, because I think it's recurring!). For this question, I'm just interested in replacing the missing dll file.
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That file ships with XP (see http://support.microsoft.com/dllhelp/default.aspx?l=55&fid=65954). Insert your installation disk and open a command prompt, then cd to your 'system32' directory. Then, type

expand [cd-drive]:\i386\comres.dl_
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Once I'd cd'ed into the system32 directory, I needed to run:
expand [cd-drive]:\i386\comres.dl_  .
(ie with a space then a dot on the end of the command, to specify the destination)
I then needed to rename the file from COMRes.dl_ to COMRes.dll

Thanks very much for your help!
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