Main Site Nav
Topics Topics Edit Profile Profile Help/Instructions Help    
Search Last 1|3|7 Days Search Search Tree View Tree View  

DLL file link problem

Trish's Escape from Hardware Hell Help Board » Software » All Other Software » DLL file link problem « Previous Next »

Author Message
Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2000 - 3:35 pm:   

Can anyone please help me? I am trying to run an emulator that plays old arcade games. When I attempt to run it, I get an error that says something like:

DDRAW.DLL is linked to missing export gdi32.dll:gaientry4

If anyone knows what I should do or how to "unlink" this ••••, please email me at, it would be most appreciated.

I am running windows 95. thanks
Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2000 - 4:46 pm:   

There is a binding to this dynamic link library file from the registry. Did you get this error upon "uninstalling" a program. If so, reinstall the program you just uninstalled but correctly, then uninstall it correctly. How...

--> Anytime you install a program, uninstall a program, and for that matter scandisk/thorough/fix errors auto and defrag (in that order), always close all tsr's running in the background ""first"". In WIN95 -> ctrl-alt-del (one time) and bring up the close program dialog box. In the box (one at a time), close all programs except Explorer (Windows) and Systray. Then do any one of your 4 tasks mentioned above. If you accidently do ctrl-alt-del twice in a row without closing a program, you will reboot and have to start all over again.

You also have the alternative of hacking the registry. If you are uncomfortable with this, then don't. There is no backing out once you make a change in the registry and an incorrect one could render your system unbootable.

How..? -> Click Start; Click Run: Backspace any command in the run box and type "regedit"; at the title bar of the new window click on edit; select the find option; and type in the dll name; remove any occurence to this file that references the program; If you have never done this before or are unsure when to delete the reference, I am not sure how to better explain it without writing a small book. You can always remove one refernce at a time and restart. If the error is gone, super!! Please remember, other than recreating the entry that you delete, there is no turning back. Careful..
Danny Albers (Danny)
Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2000 - 7:20 pm:   

You can also try downloading service releases for Windows 95, I beleive release 2 has an update for this file.

The installation of these services may well update your registry in such a way as to correct this problem, but its a service release, so installing is to your benefit no matter what.

Good luck, God Love Game Emulators, but they are buggy too.
Posted on Friday, April 6, 2001 - 6:25 pm:   

I am trying to install winzip and keep getting the Not Responding Dialog with this message.
"window title; ole channel wind and window class; ole main thread wind class ox" What in the world does this mean and can I fix the problem? Please email me if you have any fixes.
Posted on Friday, August 17, 2001 - 10:06 am:   

i wanna to hack email password

Add Your Message Here
Username: Posting Information:
This is a public posting area. Enter your username and password if you have an account. Otherwise, enter your full name as your username and leave the password blank. Your e-mail address is optional.
Options: Enable HTML code in message
Automatically activate URLs in message

Administration Administration Log Out Log Out   Previous Page Previous Page Next Page Next Page