Posted 01 December 2006 - 08:53 PM
My Windows 98 computer has 60GB of space, 59 of which is taken up, and everything I do on my computer now takes much longer and often ends in fatal error messages. Iíve cleared up as much as possible, but thereís still only one gig left until my computer is at its limit, assuming itíll make it till then without crashing.
As I said, Iíve deleted as much as possible, but I still have countless folders and files that I need to have saved onto CD-Rs as backups. So, the other day I opened BurnRight! CD & DVD to begin burning my files onto CDs. Unfortunately, about 2 seconds after double clicking the programís icon, I got an error message saying, ďBad or missing system .DLLĒ and underneath that, ďNeed WINDOWS original WNASPI32.DLL.Ē I clicked Ok, and the program closed.
So then I tried Nero Burning Rom, my other CD burning program, and got the exact same error message, followed by another one, saying ďThe Win-ASPI file Ď?.?í cannot be found, therefore you can currently select only image recorders. The missing file is one of the Windows 95/98*Grinler files. Please fix this problem and then restart Nero. (Error 12: Init failed!)Ē
Iíve never had these error messages before, and, to my knowledge, I havenít done anything major with my computer that would involve the deleting of any .DLL files recently. So, after both Nero and Burnright failed, I went to download.com and downloaded several other CD burning programs, and upon installation they all gave me variations of the same error message. I googled the error message and found several sites saying to download the ďWNASPI32.DLLĒ file and then put it in C:/WINDOWS/SYSTEM, which I did, to no result. I downloaded the file from several different locations, and each time I put it in the system folder, afterwards when I opened either Nero or BurnRight I would just get the same error message. Another site suggested putting it in the Nero folder, which I also tried to no avail.
Day by day my computer is getting progressively slower and less able to perform tasks without crashing. So could anyone help me, please? Iíve run out of things to try. Thanks in advance,
I do have flash drives on which I could back up my files instead of CDs, but unfortunately my computer no longer recognizes anything thatís plugged into its USB ports, besides my mouse, which it only recognizes when in normal mode. (P.P.S. If anyone happens to have suggestions of what to do about my USB problem as well, Iíd love to hear them.)