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Language: Visual Basic
Expertise: Beginner
Aug 8, 1997

Unloading Out-of-Control DLLs

When I work with VB under Windows 95, I'll often do something with a program that causes Windows 95 to be unstable. Normally, I would shut down Windows 95 and restart to clear out all loaded VBXs and DLLs, but I recently found an easier way.

Create a DOS batch file called RESTART.BAT with these contents on your hard drive:

 
         EXIT



Within Windows 95, create a shortcut to this batch file. Under the properties, make sure that you select MS-DOS mode under 'Program / Advanced'. This method is much faster than rebooting the machine.

Michael J.
 
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