Can't enable File and Print Sharing due to missing dll's

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by =?Utf-8?B?TG9yaXJvYmlu?=, Sep 9, 2004.

  1. I am trying to enable File and Print Sharing on my Win98 desktop, to share a
    folder with my new notebook. When I click on the button to enable in network
    neighborhood, it asks me to put in my Win98 SE CD. When I do, it then gives
    me messages for 6 files that are 'missing'. They are: secur32.dll,
    ndis.vxd, ndis2sup.vxd, ndiswmi,sys, vnetbios.vxd, and vserver.vxd. I
    checked and they are not on the CD. I can't find any info anywhere on how to
    obtain and install these! Can someone help? Thanks!
    =?Utf-8?B?TG9yaXJvYmlu?=, Sep 9, 2004
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  2. =?Utf-8?B?TG9yaXJvYmlu?=

    CJT Guest

    They're probably on the CD in a .cab file.
    CJT, Sep 9, 2004
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  3. =?Utf-8?B?TG9yaXJvYmlu?=

    Ghostly Guest

    I had a simular problem but it would find what it needed
    if I rebooted with the CD in the drive then went to add
    what I wanted.
    Ghostly, Sep 9, 2004
  4. =?Utf-8?B?TG9yaXJvYmlu?=

    CJT Guest

    When it says the dll files are not found, there should be a way to
    browse to another location -- if you use that to browse to where the
    cab files are, it should then load the dll (and other) files.

    It's been a while since I've gone through that, so I don't recall the
    precise keystroke/mouse sequences involved.

    If it doesn't let you browse for a new location, you should still be
    able to type in the path where the .cab files are located in the
    "location to search" (or whatever it's called).

    As I recall, you may then have to browse back to where your other files
    are -- it's a lousy procedure, but eventually it _can_ be made to work.
    I've found it's better to do it via the "Find New Hardware" option in
    My Computer -> Control Panel rather than the popup at boot time, because
    in the former the "Find" command is available in the "Start" menu and
    that can be useful during the procedure.

    CJT, Sep 10, 2004
  5. =?Utf-8?B?TG9yaXJvYmlu?=

    CJT Guest

    I was thinking the problem arose while trying to add the NIC -- I guess
    I lost track of the thread.

    There's an option in msinfo32 under the "Tools" menu "System File
    Checker" to extract files from the .cab files. That might allow you to
    extract the files you need and put them where they belong (probably

    Beyond that, perhaps a Windows expert (I'm _not_ one!) might be able to
    CJT, Sep 10, 2004
  6. Although Windows 95/98 was a great start it is time for
    a upgrade. save yourself alot of headaches
    computerepair, Sep 11, 2004
  7. Thanks, I used SFC and was able to enable file sharing!! FINALLY. It was a
    bit tricky, as for some reason the address it was looking for on the CD was
    Now I just have to figure out why I can't see my shared file on my
    notebook... I will look through these postings or perhaps post another.
    Thank you for all your help!
    btw, I do not want to upgrade to XP on this desktop, as I have a new
    notebook with XP and don't want to go through the hassle on my old desktop.
    =?Utf-8?B?TG9yaXJvYmlu?=, Sep 12, 2004
  8. =?Utf-8?B?TG9yaXJvYmlu?=

    CJT Guest

    Great. I'm glad it worked.

    It was a
    I have relatively little experience with XP, but ...

    Usually when 98 can't see a share on an XP it's a permissions problem.
    Make sure you have the same user name and password on both machines,
    and make the share explicit to that user (not just "everyone").

    XP ought to see a 98 share much more easily, so if it's just a matter
    of moving the occasional file, you might be able to do it from the XP
    notebook (push rather than pull, or vice versa).

    I will look through these postings or perhaps post another.
    CJT, Sep 12, 2004
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