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Nt4.0 Server User32.Dll error

By davesalisbury ·
I am working on a small network where the PDC is worked on as a workstation also. We recieve an error that User32.dll will not initialize and causes everyprogram to fail to start. I have attempted to overwrite the .dll, repair the .dll and now Doing a full backup of the server in hope that I can overwrite the user32.dll on the backup tape and not cause an error. Anyone have a good idea? My last thought is to reinstall NT4.0 Server.

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Nt4.0 Server User32.Dll error

by calves In reply to Nt4.0 Server User32.Dll e ...

Have you try to rename the file to user32.tmp without replacing it, and reboot?
Just a tought!

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by davesalisbury In reply to Nt4.0 Server User32.Dll e ...

Calves:
I've tried this repetively..unfortunatly the system won't let me do it. This file is currently being used by windows. good thought though.

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by mark.tassin In reply to Nt4.0 Server User32.Dll e ...

052 ? Out of Memory or user32.dll failure in Windows NT 4.0.

If you get user32.dll failure when starting a service or out of memory errors when you have available memory, try this:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\SubSystems\Windows

Scan for SharedSection=xxxx, yyyy where xxxx defines the maximum size of the system-wide heap (in kilobytes) and yyyy defines the size of the per desktop
heap. Add ",zzzz" immediately after yyyy where zzzz is the size of the hidden desktop heap created by non-interactive processes. Setting this to 512 will often
solve your problem. When you're done, this string will look like SharedSection=xxxx, yyyy, zzz.

If you still get out of memory errors, increase yyyy by 256 until the application runs.

You might also delete RegistrySizeLimit from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control and setting PagePoolSize to 0 at
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management.

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by davesalisbury In reply to Nt4.0 Server User32.Dll e ...

I'll try this tonight..thankyou

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by McKayTech In reply to Nt4.0 Server User32.Dll e ...

We saw a similar problem recently when we installed a new software product and the new software kept trying to update user32.dll but couldn't because the existing software always had the file locked. What finally solved the problem was going into Control Panel-Services, setting all non-essential services to manual start (rather than automatic), rebooting, letting the install finish, re-setting the services to start automatically and rebooting once more.

Calves' answer is intriguing because that may accomplish the same thing at much less cost.

And, yes, a re-install of the OS should be your last thought. Good luck!

paul

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