How to Reinstall the ODBC32.Dll File in Windows XP

The ODBC32.DLL file is a file used to control database functionality within the Windows XP environment. As a core operating system file, it is necessary to run your XP computer without experiencing error messages or other bizarre system behavior. Reinstalling the file can be accomplished by repairing the XP operating system, which will reinstall the file from your installation CD.

Things You'll Need

  • XP installation CD


    • 1

      Insert the XP CD into the PC.

    • 2

      Restart the computer. Press any key to boot from CD.

    • 3

      Tap "Enter" and "F8" to move to the repair screen.

    • 4

      Highlight the drive upon which Windows is installed and press "R" to repair it, reinstalling the ODBC32.DLL file.

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