What's the error message?

Question

Every time I start my computer I get an error message

A required .DLL file, AWLFT 332.DL was not found.

How can I reinstall tis necessary DLL file and I did it disappear in the firstplace.

Since this error message came up,mycomputer cannot recognize my scanner. I have tried several times to reinstall my scanner and it says that it cannot be found. Please send help in simple tems as I don't undestand a lot of computer terms. Thanks for any help you can give

Answer

This question was answered on May 26, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Some programs replace Windows files with their own files.

Extract the corresponding file in place of the one listed in the error message you received In the instructions that follow, replace <name> with the name of the appropriate file This file will be one of the following files:

Commctrl.dll for Comctl32.dll

Commdlg.dll for Comdlg32.dll

Shell.dll for shell32.dll

Lzexpand.dll for Lz32.dll

Ver.dll for Version.dll

Mmsystem.dll for Winmm.dll

If you are using Windows 98, and Windows 98 starts, use the System File Checker tool to replace the damaged file with a new copy of the original file For information about how to use System File Checker, click Start, click Help, click the Index tab, type "system file checker" (without quotation marks), click Display, and then double-click Using System File Checker

Otherwise, restart your computer to a command prompt, and then copy the <name> file from the Windows\Sysbckup folder to the Windows\System folder This replaces the existing file with the Windows version of the file.

The program that replaced the <name> file with another version of the file may have set some of the <name> file's attributes If you are having trouble copying the file from the Windows\Sysbckup folder to the Windows\System folder, use Windows Explorer to check the <name> file's properties If the file's Read-Only, Hidden, or System properties are selected, click those check boxes to clear them

If the <name> file in the Windows\Sysbckup folder is damaged or is not the correct version of the file, extract a new version of the file from your original Windows disks or CD-ROM to the Windows\System folder To extract a new copy of the <name> file, you need to perform one of the following steps, depending on the file:

Extract the Kommctrl.dll file from the Precopy1.cab file to the Windows\System folder, and then rename the Kommctrl.dll file to Commctrl.dll

Extract the Commdlg.new file from the Win95_11.cab file to the Windows\System folder, and then rename the Commdlg.new file to Commdlg.dll

Extract the Shell.new file from the Win95_11.cab file to the Windows\System folder, and then rename the Shell.new file to Shell.dll

Extract the Lzexpand.dll file from the Precopy1.cab file to the Windows\System folder

Extract the Ver.new file from the Win95_17.cab file to the Windows\System folder, and then rename the Ver.new file to Ver.dll

Extract the Mmsystem.dll file from the Win95_13.cab file to the Windows\System folder

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on May 26, 2003