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Anonymous
November 8, 2004 12:18:03 PM

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HowI used to be able to rename or delete the file GM.DLS in
c:\windows\system32\drivers. This enables me to use other sets of sound with
DirectX. All of a sudden - - since I installed SP2 - the old original file
keeps renewing itself whenever I try to rename, delete or write to it.

Why does this happen? How can I get round it? What other files are involved
in this? Whose computer is it anyway - surely I can change files around if I
want to

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Anonymous
November 8, 2004 2:46:04 PM

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Sebastian wrote:
> HowI used to be able to rename or delete the file GM.DLS in
> c:\windows\system32\drivers. This enables me to use other sets of sound
> with DirectX. All of a sudden - - since I installed SP2 - the old
> original file keeps renewing itself whenever I try to rename, delete or
> write to it.
>
> Why does this happen?

Windows File Protection (WFP) is restoring a known-good version of the file
from the system32\dllcache folder.

> How can I get round it?

See the "HOWTO" section of this article:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;555047

> What other files are involved in this?

Most .DLL, .EXE, .OCX, and .SYS files; some .TTF files.


> Whose computer is it anyway - surely I can change
> files around if I want to

Yep, it's your computer and you can manage the files. Just that many users
get into a bind by having crucial system files accidentally deleted; thus
WFP. :) 

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....Sky

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Anonymous
November 8, 2004 3:19:58 PM

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reboot into SAFE MODE to delete files

"Sebastian" <Sebastian@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:CC20E6D1-17BF-4C69-8C68-094D444FE333@microsoft.com...
> HowI used to be able to rename or delete the file GM.DLS in
> c:\windows\system32\drivers. This enables me to use other sets of sound
with
> DirectX. All of a sudden - - since I installed SP2 - the old original
file
> keeps renewing itself whenever I try to rename, delete or write to it.
>
> Why does this happen? How can I get round it? What other files are
involved
> in this? Whose computer is it anyway - surely I can change files around
if I
> want to
Anonymous
November 13, 2004 2:26:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

I haven't yet understood why I got myself into this mess, or what to do about
in the longer term - but this solution worked and I'm back on track for
moment. Thanks for all tips and information.

"CajunClickers@hotmail.com" wrote:

> reboot into SAFE MODE to delete files
!