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rebran

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hi there. im completely useless with computers!
ive been getting this message,
cannot find import dll may be missing, corrupt or wrong version. file "mfc42.dll" ordinal 6880 (error 0)
someone told me to download it which i did but made no difference. i then saw an artical about going to run, sfc and following instructions. it found an error and repaired it, i restarted the pc but still no joy!
i also get fatal error messages quite alot but ive never written one down so i dont know if you can help with that.
i hope this is enough info!
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no where near enough....what causes the missing dll messsage? what causes he fatal errors? if you can cause bot errors then we need the actual error message
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If you are starting to get fatal error messages you may be having either disk failure or malware problems. The easiest way to tell which is by running scandisk, preferably in ms-dos mode. Hold down the F8 key during bootup and choose MS-Dos mode, command prompt only. when the prompt comes up type in scandisk and hit Enter. After the first run chooose the thorough scan. You will get a nice visual of any errors on the disk that way.
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the dll thing happens when ive downloaded a game, last one was a soduko one, and when i try to run it it wont. the computer crashes alot, sometimes i have to switch it off coz it completly crashes. this is when i get a blue screen with fatal error message but itll have to happen again for me to get a code. ill have a go at the scan disk thing and see what happens.
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MFC##.DLL errors are usually caused by version/depency issues. They don't happen very often anymore because practically nobody runs 9X platforms anymore. If you search your entire disk for mfc42.dll files and replace them all with the newest version you can find, the problem should go away. Don't delete them, just rename them. Example: mfc42.dll.old

The version distributed with 98SE is 6.00.8397.0
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im sorry but i have no idea how to do what you have suggested! i really am hopeless with computers!
i managed to do a surface scandisk but it said there were no problems. i cant work out how to do a thorough scan. it did uninstall something, that wouldnt uninstall before, on its own once id rebooted though.
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I had something like that happen to me have you try to downloading the
missing dll I did it when it happen to me and it fixed it
not saying it will work just a maybe i look it up for you try it maybe it wi i put it in the C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 and window folder two make sure here the web add...
http://www.dll-files...les.shtml?mfc42
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Sorry, I'll try to be more verbose. You might rather download and install the package from M$:
http://support.micro...kb;en-us;259403

Or else per RATT's suggestion, you can download the dll from:
http://www.dll-files...les.shtml?mfc42
or
http://dll.softandco.../Mfc42.dll.html
or
http://gpsve.szm.sk/mfc42.exe (<-self extractor I'd assume)

Then do START>FIND>FILES or FOLDERS
Enter "mfc42.dll" and hit "FIND" button

When it is done searching, right click each file and rename them "mfc42.dll.old" and copy the file you download into each folder that had an mfc42.dll file in it before you renamed it.

Then reboot. If any of the mfc42.dll files tell you they cannot be renamed because they are in use or "access denied" or anything of that sort, boot to safe mode and try again. To boot to safe mode, you press F8 about once a second during startup and you'll get a menu. Holding down CTRL key also works on winblows 98. Hope that is more helpful...
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