Anyone know what this means?

@estherlou (5026)
United States
March 12, 2007 1:52am CST
I get a pop up box stating that update.exe is unable to run because system.dll is not available or not there or something and that ummmmmm....darn it...I can't remember...ummm rebooting? reinitializing? it would be a good thing...LOL...anyone know what my computer is talking about? It is a Dell.
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@Asylum (46809)
• Manchester, England
12 Mar 07
The only system.dll file that appears to be in Windows is a Dynamic Link Library file that lives in the Microsoft.net folder. If this file was missing it would cause the computer to be unable to run .net systems because the file shows the computer where they are, but I cannot see how this is related to update.exe in any way. It is possible that the update process is trying to update the .net version. I would suggest running System Restore and turning the computer back to before the problem occurred, which may solve it for you.
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@estherlou (5026)
• United States
13 Mar 07
Is that like doing a reformat of the hard drive? I've had to do a few of those before our new computer...it's not fun to try to save everything and still lose some of your stuff.
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
12 Mar 07
any type of file with the .DLL refers to Dynamic Link Library. It's one of the most common files in Windows. The warning means that file is not being recognized. Clear out cache,internet & history files. Maybe do a defrag & see if that helps after rebooting when those tasks are complete. Other wise you can visit this site to help. I had this issue & this worked for me. http://pcperformancetools.com/speed-up-pc-regcure.htm Heres another site to check about the dll missing. http://www.computing.net/cgi-bin/AT-search.cgi?mode=concept&search=System+DLL+missing+or+corrupt&forum=WindowsNT&sp=sp&x=21&y=11 Hope this helps a little.
@ElicBxn (60050)
• United States
12 Mar 07
sounds like you've got a broken link or whatever. Rebooting never hurts - I know I'm always rebooting my Dell.
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
12 Mar 07
Run your anti spyware and anti virus and if they come up clean then you were trying to do too much with the capability that you have. It happens to us now and then too. Just be sure to run that anti spy and virus so that you stay active with your computer.
@patootie (3593)
12 Mar 07
Sounds like you have 'lost' one of your library files (.dll files) .. or it's become corrupt or just out of date .. I think that particular file is needed for playing games .. part of the direct.x files .. You could do a system update to see if there is a newer version of the file .. which would restore the missing library file Or you can search and find individual library files on this web site .. http://www.dlldump.com/