"Imm32.dll" Error Message Installing or Running a Program

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Symptoms

When you install or run a program in Windows 98, you may receive one of the following error messages:
  • Windows cannot run this program because it is in invalid format. The <drive>:\windows\system\imm32.dll file cannot load at the desired address, and is not relocatable.

    Contact your vender to get a version that is compatible with this version of Windows.
  • Error starting program the <drive>:\windows\system\imm32.dll file cannot load in the desired address and is not locatable. Contact your vender to get a version that compatible with the version of Windows.

Cause

This behavior can occur if the Mfc42.dll and Imm32.dll files are damaged or replaced by another program.

Resolution

To resolve this issue, extract a new copy of the Mfc42.dll and Imm32.dll files from your original Windows 98 CD-ROM into the Windows\System folder using the System File Checker tool.

For information about how to use the System File Checker tool to extract a file, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
ARTICLE-ID: 129605
TITLE : How to Extract Original Compressed Windows Files

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Article ID: 189495 - Last Review: June 22, 2014 - Revision: 3.0
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