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Hi - every time I boot up I have the error message box displaying file missing or corrupt 'zlib.dll,error 5 - has anyone any ideas on how to fix?

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Member 14th Sep, 2009 16:15
What is the operating system you are running?
XP or Vista?
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thanks for such a quick reply - my system is windows xp media centre edition 2005.

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Member 14th Sep, 2009 16:39
What Service Pack level?

Usually when a file is reported missing then an analysis of a HijackThis log is necessary:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download5554.html

Post its log here.
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i have service pack 3 installed - however i have never been able to install 1.1!

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Member 14th Sep, 2009 17:17
1.1 of what application?

Is it .NET?
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yes i think it is - it is a windows update service pack.
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Maurice Joyce RE: file missing or corrupt
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The library file zlib.dll, is required by windows and is used when compressing and decompressing files using the zip algorythm. If zlib.dll is unavailable, you will not be able to read or write to zip files.

zlib.dll is flagged as a system process and does not appear to be a security risk. However, removing Zlib Library may adversly impact your system.

The Process Server database currently registers zlib.dll to gzip.org.

This is part of Microsoft Windows.

The Process Server database is updated often, but inaccuracies may still exist, often caused by viruses named after valid files such as Zlib Library.

Will it reinstall from here?

http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/pop.php?zlib

If that does not work I would suggest U run a full anti virus scan & Malwarebytes.

NetFramework 1.1 is very old - it has nothing to do with Zlib & it is very unlikely you have any programmes that will require it.


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you can use your system disc to repair this file. boot up from installation cd. select repair. R. Follow instructions. If it can not be repaired you will need to partition disc and reinstall your operating system. Had the same problem. Tried everything to repair it but nothing worked. lots of problems with it for days. since reinstalling system have not had any problems. its flying. if you need more help type corrupt disc in your search engine. instructions should come up how to pertition hd. and reinstall from cd. Hope this helps.
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Another thing you can do (if you are skilled with computers) is:

To get a LiveCD (Knoppix Much?), with the missing file either on it, or on another drive. Fetch the file somewhere online. Then manually put the file back it place. This actually often works for Windows.
Any good?

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Many Thanks Maurice for your help - I tried to open the link but no programme would open it! Any ideas ?

Regards
Barry
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Maurice Joyce RE: file missing or corrupt
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Barry,
It is a zip file. Try this little gem.

http://www.filehippo.com/download_7-zip/5195/

or if you prefer this one

http://www.filehippo.com/download_winrar/

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Many Thanks for the tip - I THINK IN THE END IT MIGHT BE THE BEST WAY.
REGARDS
bARRY
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THANKS FOR THE IDEA - SORRY I'M NOT UP TO THE MARK FOR THIS AS ONLY A SEMI BEGINNER !
REGARDS
BARRY
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Maurice Joyce RE: file missing or corrupt
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Barry,
Baring in mind this problem relates to "zipping" there could be issues with the links I have given U.

I will try to think of something else for U.

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