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Err Msg: The [Filename] File Is Linked to Missing Export...

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When you attempt to start a program, you may receive any of the following error messages:
  • A device attached to the system is not functioning.
    The filename file is linked to missing export MFC42.DLL:6453
    WordPad.exe file is linked to a missing export MFC42.DLL: 6353

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This behavior can occur if the Mfc42.dll file is damaged or is the incorrect version.

The Windows 98 Mfc42.dll file is 954,128 bytes in size with a version of 4.21.7325.

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To resolve this issue, extract a new copy of the Mfc42.dll file from your original Windows 98 CD-ROM into the Windows\System folder using the System File Checker tool.

To start the System File Checker tool, click Start, click Run, type sfc.exe in the Open box, and then click OK.

For additional information about how to use the System File Checker tool to extract a file, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
129605 How to Extract Original Compressed Windows Files
265371 How to Extract and Replace a Protected File in Windows Me [winmil]

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More information

This issue is known to occur when you install any of the following programs:
  • The trial version of PC-Cillin v2.0. PC-Cillin replaces the Windows 98 version of the Mfc42.dll file.
  • The bonus software that is included with several Hewlett-Packard DeskJet printer models.
  • FaxSys version 4.10.
  • ICQ2000.

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Keywords: kbprb, kberrmsg, KB184799

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Article Info
Article ID : 184799
Revision : 6
Created on : 1/22/2007
Published on : 1/22/2007
Exists online : False
Views : 468