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    fixing a dll

    i strongly suspect a bad dll

    but this dll seems to be in use by win all the time

    how can i replace it with a good version without risking some really bad results if it trips over its feet in the middle of writing the new good one over the old bad one

    if i had the new good one on a win disk then sfc/ scannow would fix it
    but wouldnt that put the old bad one back again ?

    of course if the old bad one is really okay and the copy in the pc was corrupted then i guess that might work

    but still the general question

    how do you replace a dll safely
    especially if your original disk is really old and not easy to find
    or your pc never had an original disk at all like the newer pcs

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    I did get it to work only once by booting to a Linux LiveCD, locating the bad file and deleting it then copying the replacement to the same location. But it worked only that one time.

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    Replace, then register the replacement, if it is fact a dll that is corrupt.
    Invest a little time and energy in a well thought out BACKUP regimen and you will have minimal down time, and headache.

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