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13-07-2002, 01:21 PM
On startup I get the following:
System File Error: C:Windows\System\DDEML.DLL
"Replaced with older version by prog. recently run. These files are currently in use and cannot be auto repaired. Windows may not run correctly until you exit and restart Windows so that these files can be auto repaired"

Don't know which is the offending prog.
How can I replace the old file with the newer version.
I can't detect any difference in performance so don't know what it does anyway. Windows never seems to auto repair as the same message comes up at every startup.

13-07-2002, 03:08 PM
Cannot really help by these places can

1.Microsoft , they have a good knowlege base on their website
2.Your local computer store via email
3. Newsgroups like this one
4. TechTV call for help. Go to www.techtv.com/callforhelp , click contact us and ask for help though email

Thats all i can say


13-07-2002, 07:16 PM
Try running System File Check. Hopefully it will find a backup copy of your original DLL file that can be reinstalled. It may need your Windows CD.
To run SFC go to START RUN and type sfc into the box.

For more info go to Google and try a search for "DDEML.DLL" or "System File Check".


John Grieve
13-07-2002, 09:34 PM