I have seen this on a few systems. Just had to try and fix my parent's Win ME system. Had to find the Kernel32.dll to fix it and possibly get the system back on its feet. Still have to put it back in the pc after running scans on the drive with it attached to my machine but hopefully this will have fixed it.. Where did I find the DLL file for download.... I'll tell you : http://www.dll-downloads.com/ Very useful site with loads of DLLs for download for different Windows OSs.