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Extracting Kernel32 in win98 using SFC

By dirtycar74 ·
I know it can be done, but I just wanted to post this out there to ask if anyone has ever had this actually SOLVE anything. I work for a large ISP, and I see a LOT of Kernel32 errors, and have often thought that we should extract the file in SFC, but then I thought that I personally have never heard of anyone gaining anything from doing so. Your thoughts?

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by jdfcomputer In reply to Extracting Kernel32 in wi ...

Kernel32 errors in Win95/98 are easy to fix, they are typically from a badly fragmented swap file. Have the users go into the System Properties and under performance - virtual memory change the swap file to manual and have the minimum setting to 150% of the physical ram in the machine. Once the client reboots they should not have any kernel32 errors for quite a while.

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by dirtycar74 In reply to Extracting Kernel32 in wi ...

This is beyond what an ISP technician should be doing, and doesnt answer the question I had posted - HAS EXTRACTING THE FILE EVER HELPED ANYTHING?

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by pschuvie In reply to Extracting Kernel32 in wi ...

I also have seen the problem somewhat frequently but usually a bit of investigation points out that something else or some other program is really the contributing factor to "caused an error in kernel32".

While it might be necessary to actually use the SFC extract I tend to find that getting a good scandisk and defrag from a SAFE mode having the strongest curative power. Also, of course checking to see what the system resources are like is also very good.

The scenario often goes I was doing this and this kernel error came up what do I do, and you check CAD and there are about 20 things running, system resources running around 50% and I don't know how or it never finishes is the defrag answer. Ok do we see stress here for the Memory manager, lol. Oh yeah I added xyz programs but deleted them. So what's up.

I don't think that the automatic extraction of kernel32 is the first step solution but then if the user is "reluctant" you can always suggest it, just make sure younote the ticket so you have knowledge that they should have already done that. Sometimes they want something interesting to do and it can get them to actually turn off the computer and let it set for 5 minutes and get a fresh boot.

Just some thoughts.

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by dirtycar74 In reply to Extracting Kernel32 in wi ...

I think you're missing the point of my question.

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by jdfcomputer In reply to Extracting Kernel32 in wi ...

No extracting the file will not fix the problem.
The only fix is to rebuild the swap file.

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by dirtycar74 In reply to Extracting Kernel32 in wi ...

I think you may be missing my intentions on this question. Have you ever tried extracting a file in SFC other than winsock.dll or wsock32.dll or rasapi32.dll? Has extracting any of those OTHER files (like kernel32) ever had any positive outcome?

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by BloodBath In reply to Extracting Kernel32 in wi ...

As long as you are running an os with dos installed you can boot into dos and type:

del win386.swp

What this will do is delete the swap file and when you reboot the os will create a new swap file. After I do this I don't see another kernel error fof a long time. This how ever will not work in ME as Microsoft for some reason removed dos from the os (windows will not let you delete the swap file so it must be done in dos). As far as extracting it i'm not sure.

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by dirtycar74 In reply to Extracting Kernel32 in wi ...

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by BloodBath In reply to Extracting Kernel32 in wi ...

As long as you are running an os with dos installed you can boot into dos and type:

del win386.swp

What this will do is delete the swap file and when you reboot the os will create a new swap file. After I do this I don't see another kernel error fof a long time. This how ever will not work in ME as Microsoft for some reason removed dos from the os (windows will not let you delete the swap file so it must be done in dos). As far as extracting it i'm not sure.

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by dirtycar74 In reply to Extracting Kernel32 in wi ...

NO one was able to give me a valid answer. Yes you can extract Kernel32, and YES it does work, but it is not something you should do as a mainstay fix. There are other problems creating kernel32 errors which you should find and solve. Most ofthe time it has to do with memory and memory usage, so 'zingfu' is the closest answer. But still not exactly what I was looking for. This question has been closed.

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