Pc says dll files missing for restore

July 15, 2011 at 23:01:16
Specs: Windows XP
Must have accidentally deleted needed system files. Not sure how or when. Was able perform system restore recently. Am now getting error that DLL files do not exsist.

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#1
July 15, 2011 at 23:08:38
Which DLL files would help!

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#2
July 16, 2011 at 17:20:30
Re-install from CD and don't delete system files in future.

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#3
July 17, 2011 at 20:22:55
You likely won't need to reinstall Windows. Knowing what the error message says - specifically the DLL in question - will certainly help.

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#4
July 18, 2011 at 12:10:28
Xps86

As the original post said "DLL files do not exsist" (plural) I assumed situation hopeless. We shall see if poster comes back.

In any event we would need to know the names of "all" dll files missing and then work out the correct versions. Not an easy task but maybe....

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#5
July 18, 2011 at 17:06:05
You say hopeless, I say more information is needed. Depending on what the OP has to say, I may be able to provide a quick and easy fix. I generally don't resort to reinstalling Windows, and especially don't when I'm still gathering information.

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#6
July 18, 2011 at 17:13:52
I reinstalled Windows when I just have copied over 2 files I deleted and it would have worked fine! Yes, we need more info before an entire reinstall.

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#7
July 18, 2011 at 19:09:48
Well, it is not my usual style to re-install Windows at the drop of a hat, as anyone who has seen my responses in these forums over the last 13 years or so will testify.

However in this particular post we got some broad reference to "system files" and "dll files" which lead me to believe the poster had been picking off files without much of any idea which ones or how many. When this has happened in the past it has often proved quicker to reinstall than try to sort out the mess.

OK, maybe I was a bit hasty this time but unless the poster returns with better information we will never know.

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#8
July 20, 2011 at 12:34:12
Not all dll files are in the system folder.

Downloading files without any regard for the file version can lead to further issues.
If the files were stated by the poster we could help with both version numbers and locations.

We don't know if the machine boots up but if it does it would be better to first try sfc /scannow because if this works it will restore the correct versions.

faizy86
It is not a good idea to give links straight to exe files because they could be anything. Please give links to the website instead so that both the poster and other helpers have some idea what is being suggested.


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