Problem: Extract the ctl3d32.dll file from the Windows 98 CD-ROM


If some applications are returning DLL error messages, you need to replace the offending DLL files with fresh copies from your Windows 98 installation disk. This document outlines how to preform this operation for the ctl3d32.dll file.


DLL files may be missing, corrupted, or out dated.

Solution or Workaround

The instructions below include making changes to essential parts of your operating system. It is recommended that you backup your operating system and files, including the registry, before proceeding. Consult with a qualified computer systems professional, if necessary.

Esri cannot guarantee results from incorrect modifications while following these instructions; therefore, use caution and proceed at your own risk.
1. Use Windows Explorer to create a new directory called extract1.
2. Locate the correct cabinet file on the Windows Installation CD and copy it to the extract1 directory.
For Windows 98, the ctl3d32.dll is located in the Win98_30.cab cabinet. For Windows 98 Second Edition, the ctl3d32.dll is located in the Win98_27.cab cabinet. You can find documentation about the location of other DLLs at the Microsoft Support site. See Related Information below. 
3. Open a DOS Command Prompt window.
4. Use the extract command to extract the DLL from the CAB file.
C:\>extract <cabinet> <file.dll> [/L] <destination directory>
C:\>extract c:\extract1\win98_30.cab ctl3d32.dll /L c:\win98\system

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