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

When you install or run a program in Windows 98, you may receive oneof 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.
This behavior can occur if the Mfc42.dll and Imm32.dll files are damagedor replaced by another program.
To resolve this issue, extract a new copy of the Mfc42.dll and Imm32.dllfiles from your original Windows 98 CD-ROM into the Windows\System folderusing the System File Checker tool.

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

Article ID: 189495 - Last Review: 06/22/2014 19:08:00 - Revision: 3.0

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