at the beginning of this article, you may receive one of the following error
in module Winmm.dll.
page fault in module Winmm.dll.
an invalid page fault in module Winmm.dll.
game is the program file of the game that you are attempting to
In addition, when you play Age of Empires II, one of the
following may occur.
When you launch the game you may get a brief
black screen and then the game will close and drop to the desktop,
right-clicking the file and then clicking Properties, you may receive the following error message:
- The Winmm.dll file is missing or damaged.
- You have a tsr installed on your computer that is
conflicting with the Microsoft program listed at the beginning of this article
that you are trying to run.
order presented. After each method test the game before proceeding to the next
Method 1: Extract a New Winmm.dll FileExtract a new copy of the Winmm.dll file from the original
Microsoft Windows installation CD-ROM or floppy disk to the following location:
hard disk on which Microsoft Windows is installed.
information about how to extract files from the Windows CD-ROM or Windows
floppy disk, click the following article number to view the article in the
Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Restart Your Computer By Using a Clean Boot ProcedureWhen you start Microsoft Windows, typically there are a number of
programs that start automatically and run in the background that may interfere
with the game. These programs may include antivirus and system utility
programs. When you perform a clean boot, you prevent these programs from
starting automatically. You must be logged on as an administrator or a member
of the Administrators group to complete this procedure. If your computer is
connected to a network, network policy settings may also prevent you from
completing this procedure.
To restart your computer by using a clean
boot procedure, follow these steps when you are using Windows XP.
Note You may experience a temporary loss of some services
functionality when you follow these steps. Restoring the settings restores the
functionality, but may result in the return of the original error message or
- Click Start, and then click
- In the Open box, type
msconfig, and then click OK.
- On the General tab, click
- Under Selective Startup, click to clear
the following check boxes:
- Process SYSTEM.INI File
- Process WIN.INI File
- Load Startup Items
- On the Services tab, click to select the
Hide All Microsoft Services check box, and then click
- Click OK, and then click
additional information or to view steps for other operating systems, click the
following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Interfering with Game Play
Artikelnummer: 271753 – Letzte Überarbeitung: 14.02.2017 – Revision: 1