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When you start WordPad, you may receive the following error message:
Could not load the RichEdit control DLL. The system may be low on memory or the file RICHED20.dll may be missing or corrupt.
This issue can occur if the Riched20.dll file is damaged or missing.
To resolve this issue, extract the Riched20.dll file from your original Windows 98 media to the Windows\System folder. For information about how to extract a file, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
129605 How to Extract Original Compressed Windows Files