Not sure if the dynamic link library (.dll) file is a Microsoft file that you can extract? View the [url=support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=http%3a%2f%2fsupport.microsoft.c om%2fservicedesks%2ffileversion%2fdllinfo.asp%3ffr %3d0%26amp%3bsd%3dmsdn/]Microsoft DLL Help Database[/url] to see if the file is a Microsoft file. Then you can look at the details of the file and see if it is an operating system file or if it belongs to another Microsoft product. If you find that the file you are looking for is a Microsoft file, then you know which product installation disk you need in order to extract the file. For example, if the file you are looking for is Outllib.dll, you will not find that file on your operating system installation disk because it is a Microsoft Outlook file.
If you cannot find the file you are looking for by using this database, the file probably belongs to another program that you are using. Manufacturers use many naming conventions to name their files and sometimes it is difficult to find the manufacturer of the file you are looking for. The first thing to do to try to identify where the file comes from is to look for the file on your computer. If the reason you are receiving the error message is because the file is damaged it is still probably on your computer. If the reason you are receiving the error message is because the file has been removed from your computer, this method will not work. The only way to know for sure is to search for the file name:
*For Windows 98, go to Start, point to Find, and then click Find Files or Folders. Type the name of the file you are looking for and then press Go.
*For Windows Me, go to Start, point to Search, and then click For Files or Folders. Type the name of the file you are looking for and then press Search Now. NOTE: Make sure that the correct hard disk is selected in the Look in box.
After the file is displayed in the search results window, right-click the file name, and click Properties. If the file has a Version tab, click the Version tab, and then look at the Company Name. The file that is broken or damaged belongs to a program made by this company.
If the file is not found, or if the file is found but it does not specify a company name, try the questions below:
*Is there a program on your computer that when you try to start it, it will not run? This may be the source of the issue. If an important file is missing or damaged, programs will not run.
*Do you get an error message when you use a specific program? Maybe the core files of the program allow you to run the program, but as you are using the program one of the dependent files for a function you are trying to use is busted or damaged. The file that shows up in your error message might belong to that program.
*Did you recently install or remove a program or utility? If you try to install a program and it only partially installs, you may be receiving error messages because the program is looking for files that did not get installed. Another possibility could be that you removed a program, but some of the files for that program remain on your computer, some times this can cause problems as well.
*Once you determine the origin of the file, contact the manufacturer of the file to determine how to resolve the issue.