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DjLizard

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Are you posting about Dial-a-fix? If not, please register and post in a regular Lunarsoft Windows support forum.

Before using Dial-a-fix (or any system utility for that matter, including Microsoft's own chkdsk for example) please do the following:

  • Ensure your hard drive has no bad blocks
  • Ensure your memory is free of errors

To check for bad blocks, you can use your hard drive manufacturer's diagnostic utility (search for it), Dell's extended hard drive diagnostic (if you have a Dell, that is - and call Dell for support with this), Hitachi DFT (which works with almost any drive and is the recommended choice for most users) or a Linux live CD with the "badblocks" program on it (for experts).

Please test your hard drive before posting. If you find one or more bad blocks, you should backup and consider replacing your drive. After the first bad block, it's all downhill from there. I have a complicated data recovery / testing article at my wiki here which explains quite a bit: https://wiki.lunarsoft.net/wiki/Data_recovery

To check for memory problems, download and boot to a memtest86+ or Microsoft Memory Diagnostic disk/disc.

memtest86+

Microsoft Memory Diagnostic

Let the memory test for several hours (for at least one pass) - overnight is better if it is possible. I actually recommend a minimum of 5 complete passes. If a single error is found and you are not comfortable with memory replacement, consult a local PC repair shop. If you are comfortable with memory replacement, remove one memory module and start the test again. Rotate modules one-by-one until you find the defective one(s).

If you are getting strange errors when Dial-a-fix registers DLLs, try the following things:

  • Restart the computer and try that section in Dial-a-fix again
  • Try to replace the file in question with a copy from the original source media
  • Run SFC /scannow (through Start -> Run..., or through Dial-a-fix's Tools dialog)
  • If you are having "Access denied" type errors, try Repair permissions in the Tools dialog (the hammer button)
  • If a service has been marked for deletion, restart the computer and run that section of Dial-a-fix again.

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Do not ask for support in THIS thread; make your own.

If you think a common solution should be added to the above list, post in this thread.

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