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    WINSTA.DLL (Windows XP Pro)

    Hi

    Can anyone tell me what this means and how to resolve it please.

    Many Thanks

    Braddy
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    Re: WINSTA.DLL (Windows XP Pro)

    It probably means that one of the files needed for system restore is corrupt or missing.

    Have your Windows XP CD-ROM ready, select Start | Run... and type<pre>sfc /scannow</pre>

    into the box, then press Enter. This scans for corrupt Windows files and repairs them.

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    Re: WINSTA.DLL (Windows XP Pro)

    Hi

    Thanks for that, but I already tried that to no avail.

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    Braddy
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    Re: WINSTA.DLL (Windows XP Pro)

    In the Microsoft newsgroups, I found the following tips. I just paste them here, I don't know how valid they are and if they apply to your situation.

    A. (Re-)installing Windows XP SP-1 may get rid of the problem

    B This has been posted in the newsgroups several times:
    <hr>This issue can occur if there are corrupted restore points or some
    related system files are missing. To troubleshoot this issue, let's go
    through the following steps:

    Part I. Disable and then re-enable the System Restore feature:
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    1. Click the Start menu -> Run. Type "sysdm.cpl" (Without quotation
    marks) in the Open field. Click OK.
    2. Click the "System Restore" tab.
    3. Click to check the "Turn off System Restore on all drives" box, and
    click OK.
    4. Restart the computer.
    5. Click the Start menu -> Run. Type "sysdm.cpl" (Without quotation
    marks) in the Open field. Click OK.
    6. On the "System Restore" tab, remove the check mark from the "Turn
    off System Restore on all drives" box, and click OK.
    7. Restart the computer again.
    8. Check whether you can use the System Restore function.

    Part II. If this issue persists, please perform the following steps to
    repair the System Restore feature:
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    1. In My Computer, click the Tools menu -> Folder Options.
    2. On the View tab, make sure to check the option "Hide extensions for
    known file types".
    3. Click OK.
    4. Click the Start menu -> Run. Type "%windir%inf" (Without quotation
    marks) in the Open field. Click OK.
    5. Locate and select the file "sr.inf". Right-click it and then click
    Install.<hr>
    Perhaps the XP experts will have more suggestions.

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    Re: WINSTA.DLL (Windows XP Pro)

    Hi Hans

    The second part of your suggestion worked fine.

    Once again I am in your debt

    Braddy
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