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Old January 7th 06, 06:13 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
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Hello,

I've some crosslinked files the other day, and after reboot, I could not
even get the system to boot up at all, the machine stalling at the following
error:

"SHELL32.DLL file cannot link to output function COMCTL32.DLL:
ImageList_Read."

After some researching, I've finally known that I just needed to replace the
corrupted COMCTL32.DLL with a fresh copy. Then it seemed my problems were
solved.

Then I tried to use my TV tuner card program. And it complained about
"Invalid class string" and I could not use it. I haven't been able to solve
this problem yet. Anyone has any ideas?

I also want to know if there is any way I can check all the system files
like dll and drivers so that I can pinpoint where my problem is. I think
COMCTL32.DLL may not be the only file that has been corrupted.

Herbert


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Old January 7th 06, 11:19 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
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Default Corrupted COMCTL32.DLL

"START button, Run, SFC"

HOWEVER, this tool needs a priming, which basically means to accept all
current changes. The "Settings", especially "Search Criteria", may need
adjusting. You may look through the log, C:\Windows\SFCLOG.TXT, to see
what it's done. Also, there is a certain amount of confusion involved
with it, under the best of circumstances. For one thing, certain files
will always seem to have changed. For another, it does not well handle
version numbers greater than 11 characters.

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=185836 System File Checker
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=188186 SFC baseline
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=192832 SFC extracts wrong file
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=180465 Error Message: The File
Was Not Found. Verify That You Have Selected the
Correct 'Restore from' Location and Try Again
http://www.rickrogers.org/sfc.htm SFC use & problems
http://home.satx.rr.com/badour/html/using_sfc.html SFC use & problems


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"Herbert Chan" wrote in message ...
| Hello,
|
| I've some crosslinked files the other day, and after reboot, I could not
| even get the system to boot up at all, the machine stalling at the following
| error:
|
| "SHELL32.DLL file cannot link to output function COMCTL32.DLL:
| ImageList_Read."
|
| After some researching, I've finally known that I just needed to replace the
| corrupted COMCTL32.DLL with a fresh copy. Then it seemed my problems were
| solved.
|
| Then I tried to use my TV tuner card program. And it complained about
| "Invalid class string" and I could not use it. I haven't been able to solve
| this problem yet. Anyone has any ideas?
|
| I also want to know if there is any way I can check all the system files
| like dll and drivers so that I can pinpoint where my problem is. I think
| COMCTL32.DLL may not be the only file that has been corrupted.
|
| Herbert
|
|
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Old January 15th 06, 05:11 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
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Default Corrupted COMCTL32.DLL

On Sat, 7 Jan 2006 13:13:47 +0800, "Herbert Chan"
put finger to keyboard and composed:

I've some crosslinked files the other day, and after reboot, I could not
even get the system to boot up at all, the machine stalling at the following
error:

"SHELL32.DLL file cannot link to output function COMCTL32.DLL:
ImageList_Read."

After some researching, I've finally known that I just needed to replace the
corrupted COMCTL32.DLL with a fresh copy. Then it seemed my problems were
solved.


When you have a crosslinked file, this means that your FAT has been
corrupted. This is a potentially serious problem because the OS thinks
that two or more files are sharing one or more clusters. If you have
enabled a log file in Scandisk's Advanced settings, then look for
scandisk.log in your root directory. Replace any files identified as
crosslinked.

Then I tried to use my TV tuner card program. And it complained about
"Invalid class string" and I could not use it. I haven't been able to solve
this problem yet. Anyone has any ideas?

I also want to know if there is any way I can check all the system files
like dll and drivers so that I can pinpoint where my problem is. I think
COMCTL32.DLL may not be the only file that has been corrupted.

Herbert


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