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Installing WININET.dll


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chrismlynch123

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I'm afraid that I am really a novice who has depended upon his teenage son to solve problems for me; he is now at university and pre-occupied with other things. I have been trying to have a machine which enables me to access the net and provides sound. Unfortunately, I have been abe to do both but not at the same time. With the system set to earlier this afternoon I could access the net but not hear anything; when I used the system restore back 10 days I could use sound perfectly but not access the net. I used the system restore three times - 1. back to February 10th (sound on but no internet) 2. back to today (internet but no sound) 3. back to February 10th.......when I got the error message.

My main machine is beside me now in safe mode. I would really appreciate help in getting my main machine working again. How do I go about installing WININET.dll so I am enable to log on normally?

Edited by chrismlynch123, 20 February 2007 - 01:18 PM.

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Hi, and welcome to Geeks to Go!

Is your system Windows XP Home or Pro?

Do you have your Windows XP CD?
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I think it's XP Professional. I'll have a search for the relevant CD
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Once you find the disk, run SFC (System File Checker). It can fix certain issues in Windows where specific system files get corrupted, deleted, or infected. Basically the System File Protection watches the system files and checks their integrity against it's knowledge of what these files are supposed to look like. Generally if a system file get's "messed with" windows will let you know and give you the option to dissallow the change, sometimes you don't get this option though. The System File Checker is a command line utility that will initiate a scan of all the system files to make sure they are in their original state, present on the system, and or working properly. It's an easy tool to use but the user HAS to have an XP disk for it to work.

Place the Windows CD in your CD ROM drive and follow the instructions below

Start > Run > cmd then type

sfc /scannow (note the space)

let this run untill you get a message saying it is complete.

SFC - system file checker, retrieves the correct version of the file from %Systemroot%\System32\Dllcache or the Windows installation source files, and then replaces the incorrect file.

Are you able now to browse the web and hear sounds?
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Thank you for this guidance. I will now try and find the CD. I will be going quiet for a while until I have made some practical progress.
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No problem. We'll be here when you get back.

Good luck!
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