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Scandisk errors

I'm having tons of problems running scandisk on my presario running WinME. Every time I reboot, scandisk runs (even if it is a clean reboot). 19/20 times I reboot, I get an error message saying "scandskw caused an error in IPHLPAPI.DLL scandskw will now close." Half of the time this happens, I'll have to reboot my comp (either by alt+ctrl+delete or by turning off the power) because the screen either freezes or nothing else loads after I close the error message. Sometimes that error message is followed by these: "Autochk caused an error in KRNL386.EXE" or "Msgsrv32 caused an error in KRNL386.EXE"

In the rare event that those errors don't show up, scandisk either keeps restarting because some other windows program is writing to it or it runs, but has picked up all of these other scans it never had before like "checking ____ sector of 16/438" or "checking ____ cluster of 1,049,379." I haven't been able to finish a scandisk check lately (whether it be a standard or thorough check) because it always starts restarting after checking 112K of those 1+ mill clusters.

Anyone have any idea what's going on? I've tried defragging my comp, but it keeps telling me I have to run scandisk in order to fix errors on my C drive. And I'm almost positive it isn't a virus or spyware problem because I have updated Norton, Spyware S&D, Spyware Doctor, and AdAware.

Please help!!!

Melissa

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Bob- thanks for the quick response!

I wasn't able to use the solutions posted at that link because they were strictly for Word problems with iphlpapi.dll and not scandisk. But from what I gathered, the AOL version is the one causing that person's error. I went ahead and deleted the aol version of iphlpapi.dll and restarted. I'm still getting the scandisk error. From the message, I'm assuming it's the Windows version that is faulty (aside from the obvious being that I deleted the Aol version, the error message and windows version were both in upper case letters IPHLPAPI.DLL).

Anyone know how to fix it or where I can download a new one to replace the faulty one?

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What?

"Aha!

Disable AIM's integration with Outlook Express. ..."

I take it that you didn't read the entire discussion. Try it again?

Bob

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You're right, I didn't. I ended up clicking a link that I can't find now. Two problems now. I don't have AIM, so I can't "disable the 'Make AIM my default instant messaging program' option." And my OE freezes up after I open it (I haven't used this in a couple years, so I haven't noticed until now). It also suggests redownloading AIM, but I really don't want to unless it's the only way to do it.

There's also this link http://www.ascentive.com/support/new/dll_iphlpapi.phtml and I've done all the steps listed except replace the iphlpapi.dll file in C:/Windows/System because my comp won't let me.

I'm getting a bit frustrated, and you probably are too.

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Not me. My machine works super.

But I don't allow ANY malware on the machine. It's my choice that nothing noted by Adaware, Spybot, Housecall stays on the machine.

My bet is some pest in on the machine.

As to you not clicking and reading the link, what can I write? Some want a "do-this" answer, but your issue is not one of those. You'll have to use tools to eject pests and see if it's that. It would be nice to know all about the machine, such as AIM, no-AIM and all, but that's asking far too much. So I give it my best shot.

Bob

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