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the_wax

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Hi all, :tazz:

I would be most grateful for some help with the following issue:

(Using Windows ME)

After deleting what I thought were all unnecessary files, I found that my computer would only start in Safe Mode....although the screen was totally blank (CTRL-ALT-DELETE showed no processes running). I re-booted with a Start-Up Boot Disk, which suggested I run the scanreg utility. This found a problem with my registry, 'fixed it' and allowed me to start up in normal mode.....

....only problem is I am now getting error messages like this (in order of appearance):

i) RUNDLL
Error loading powrprof.dll
One of the library files needed to this application cannot be found

(appears at the password screen and after loading the desktop)

ii) ERROR STARTING PROGRAM
A required .DLL file, WINSPOOL.DRV, was not found

(Also get this message when I try to run certain programs, such as Ad-aware or Firefox; Internet Explorer still loads, but some websites have a problem)

iii) RUNDLL
Error loading C:\PROGR~1\[etc....]\METERI~1.DLL

(The [etc] seems to reference my Exceed Hummingbird x-server - I interface with a Unix/Linux machine a lot)

I have tried extracting the WINSPOOL file from the CAB files (number 16 - forget the full name) in C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS\CAB. This seemed to proceed sucessfully, though I still get the error message telling me it isn't there when I reboot; I have no idea where to look for the powrprof.dll file.

VERY grateful for any help!

Paul
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Hi all again,

In case anyone else is having a similar problem, I think I have solved it by re-running setup from C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS\setup. No more error messages and all my program files and documents survived ok.

Paul
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Congratulations, and Thank you for posting your remedy for the benefit for others ---- very commendable!
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