Crash lost dll

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When uninstalling UMAX scanner software PC crashed. Would not reboot or
recover to another day, it appears lost lots of .dlls. Tried to reinstall
Windows but got 65% of way in and SUWIN had 'error in application'. So, I
created a new folder (WINTRY) and was then able to install ME into this --
but no other software would recognize it. So, copied IFSHLP.SYS across into
Windows folder and was then able to reinstall ME into this, but system boots
to WINTRY folder version so major hastle getting IE and Outlook Express
working. Now appear to have two copies of ME but do not know how I should
sort this out and get back to 'good old days' of Windows in C:\Windows? Can
anyone help?
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

    When reinstalling Win Me over itself your SUWIN error at 65% was probably
    due to your having previously installed WMP9 and not having renamed
    wmploc.dll before attempting the reinstall. However by now creating a
    wintry folder and installing Win me there you have a pretty messed up
    system as you have found for yourself and to be perfectly frank I feel
    your best solution would be to salvage what data you can from your system
    and then bite the bullet, format your C: drive and clean install Win Me.
    --
    Mike Maltby MS-MVP
    mike.maltby@gmail.com


    Win Sufferer <Win Sufferer@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    > When uninstalling UMAX scanner software PC crashed. Would not reboot
    > or recover to another day, it appears lost lots of .dlls. Tried to
    > reinstall Windows but got 65% of way in and SUWIN had 'error in
    > application'. So, I created a new folder (WINTRY) and was then able
    > to install ME into this -- but no other software would recognize it.
    > So, copied IFSHLP.SYS across into Windows folder and was then able to
    > reinstall ME into this, but system boots to WINTRY folder version so
    > major hastle getting IE and Outlook Express working. Now appear to
    > have two copies of ME but do not know how I should sort this out and
    > get back to 'good old days' of Windows in C:\Windows? Can anyone help?
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