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Old 04-07-2004, 10:14 AM   #1
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Hey guys I have Windows ME on my computer and for some time now I sometimes receive an error window saying "file IPHLPAPI.DLL failed to start check file to determine the problem." Also when I try to shutdown or restart it takes a long time for my computer to turn off. I even get a window pop up saying "Wait, End Task, Cancel" as my choices at the bottom of the window. Do I have to restore my entire system or something? Thanks for your responses in advance.
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Old 04-07-2004, 10:44 AM   #2
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No your don't have to restore the system. Do a search for the file and make sure it is OK otherwise you may have to download it or something. The reason your system takes long to shut down is because something has stopped responding which is why that box is popping up.
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Yeah; could be a faulty program, or one you've deleted but Windows doesn't think has been. Could be a piece of Spyware that is going wrong, or one that takes a long time to close down so Windows thinks it is not responding?
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Old 04-07-2004, 05:31 PM   #4
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Ok, well I searched for the file and I double clicked on it. Another window pops up saying "these files are used by the operating system and other programs...editing or modifying them could damage your system" then it gives me two choices either to open it with...or cancel. Will it be ok to click "open it with"?
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Unless you have a programming program like Visual Studio then it will be useless.
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Ok, well here's another problem I just noticed. I left my computer on for a couple of hours because I went out, and when I came back it looked like my computer just froze. I restarted it and it was fine, and I decided to go on the internet. My computer was on for about 3hrs and it froze on me again. It seems that after 3hrs or so my computer just stops responding. Could the file "IPHLPAPI.DLL" be causing this problem?
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Hey guys I have Windows ME on my computer and for some time now I sometimes receive an error window saying "file IPHLPAPI.DLL failed to start check file to determine the problem." Also when I try to shutdown or restart it takes a long time for my computer to turn off. I even get a window pop up saying "Wait, End Task, Cancel" as my choices at the bottom of the window. Do I have to restore my entire system or something? Thanks for your responses in advance.
You probably have "scheluded tasks" /control panel
Remove them.
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Yeah; you could try that. If its happening exactly every 3 hours then it probebly is something like that.
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I deleted all my scheduled tasks;I didn't even know I had any. I left my computer on for a couple hours and so far so good. Thanks again guys.
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No problem.
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Yeah! Good luck on it staying on all the time! Glad to have been of help - not that I did much!
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No offense but ME is the worst windows OS out there you might wanna switch to XP but if your computer is compatible w/ ME it would probably be difficult to run XP on that but you can easily run windows 2000 pro its pretty good. No background running processes
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Old 12-31-2004, 09:42 PM   #13
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windows 98SE is good if you cant fit windows XP on also 2000 is having proplems with service pack 4 so i see o well all ways keep up-to-date.
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