If you load ME over the top of one already there, it may not rectify your problem. I have had a couple of similar problems and the only way to sort them was to load the floppy boot disk and the manufacturers ME Recovery disk to enter ME Recovery (This was recommended by the manufacturer). Once there, select QUICK INSTALL WINDOWS ME, NO FORMAT. This will back-up all your files and re-install ME. This bit doesn't take long, but you then have to re-install all your extra programs and software, which does take a while. My machine actually worked better after the tidy up. Hope this helps.
Why I suggest the option I did was because it would appear that a dll file is damaged or has got corrupted. True installing over the top will not repair all damage but it will check and replace all damaged or missing files. The other benifit is that it will not change any other setting or programmes
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