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By jingernut ·
Hi Guys

I was wondering if any of you guys had any ideas on how to resolve this issue without having to install windows again. What happens is that all of a sudden, I keep getting the following message when starting a particular program "need windows orginal wnaspi32.dll". Of course after recieving this message I cannot use the program fully. I have tried repalcing this file with a clean version, deleting the orginal then copying a fresh file from a different machine but it makes no difference, the error remains. I know if I re-install windows it will resolve this problem but this is something I want to avoid at all costs. It will take me ages to back up all my data, install windows etc etc. Can anyone suggest how I can resolve this problem another way.

I appreciate any suggestions you can give me

Thanks

Martin

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by SyscoKid In reply to Bad or missing DLL

Try this: go to the Command Prompt and type

regsrv32 wnaspi32.dll

then reboot and see what happens.

Also, you can reinstall Windows 98 on top of itself (i.e., in the same folder, like C:\Windows) without losing your data or programs. Youdon't have to do a reformat and all that.

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by Lizzy In reply to Bad or missing DLL

Hi Martin,
I would do exactly what the sysco kid recommended and re-install windows on top of itself because it's probably more than just that one file that's needed for windows to run your application.

I would still look into backing up your data because if you're having problems, windows could crash altogether and you would be stuck having to reinstall anyway and you would not have any of your files backed up! This would be a major catastrophe and since you're getting some warning that there are problems, you should do this right away.

Best wishes.

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by fury57 In reply to Bad or missing DLL

Try reinstalling only the one you need, but probably you will have to reinstall all this files; they are very important to communicate with your hardware, good luck and follow the instructions. ah! and we have to thank Adaptec and Microsoft Company for this mess. they can not get along very well....

The easy way to extract the ASPI files under Windows 98 is to use the System File Checker utility. Click on Start, Run, and type SFC, then click OK. In the utility, there will be 2 radio buttons,select Extract one File from Installation Disk. There are total of 6 files need to be extracted, as listed below. Type in the name of the file that needs to be extracted, for example, WINASPI.DLL and click on Start. It will then ask where to extract the file from and where to extract the file to. The location to get them from should be directed to the location of the Windows 98 CAB files on the Windows 98 CD. Click on the Browse button, double click on the CD-ROM letter, and then click the win98 folder. It should ask about backups. The Save File In location varies from file to file as noted below.

WINASPI.DLL save file in C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM
WNASPI32.DLL save file in C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM
APIX.VXD save file in C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\IOSUBSYS
SCSI1HLP.VXD save file in C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\IOSUBSYS
VOLTRACK.VXD save file in C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\IOSUBSYS
ESDI_506.PDR save file in C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\IOSUBSYS

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