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Kernel32.dll Error!

Discussion in 'A+' started by Professor-Falken, Oct 23, 2006.

  1. Professor-Falken

    Professor-Falken Kilobyte Poster

    Here is another exam question that I have never seen before. This information is not covered in the Mike Meyers book. The explanation references the MS Knowlege base article number.
    Does anyon know if this is indeed mentioned in the Mike Meyers book. Or does anyone know of any other resources that explain the answer better to this question.


    Professor Falken

    Question: A customer complains that Windows 9x frequently reports KERNEL32.DLL error. To solve this delete the _____________ and reboot it will re-create itself.

    A. System Folder
    C. Win386.swp file
    D. Windows Directory

    Answer: C

    The most likely cause of this problem is a corrupt swap file.

    Reference: Trouble shooting Kernel32.dll error Under Windos 98(Q218853)
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  2. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

    The swap or page file (depending on the OS) can be deleted when you are getting a crazy Windows error message. When you reboot the file it is recreated (0kb) and will increase in size when the system needs to use it, this is when the RAM is maxed out and the swap\page file has to be used instead.

    From the question the first and last answers don’t look feasible so it must be either B or C. C is the answer in this case.

    To be honest the MM book does not tell you *everything*, in some cases you will have to assess each potential answer and make an educated guess! :biggrin
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  3. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

    All that question is asking is this..

    Which one of these can you safely delete in the knowledge that it will re-build itself.

    Having said that, I am reasonably sure that you would have problems trying to delete the page file when it's being used by windows ie when windows is running.
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