The file w2kapi32.dll is an ASPI shell for Windows NT and Windows 2000 from Jukka Poikolainen Software.  An ASPI is an Advanced SCSI Programming Interface, which allows communication between a computer and certain peripherals that use SCSI and ATAPI standards.

The details are not so important to understanding why you might be getting an error with this file as the general knowledge that this file helps your computer to talk with certain devices, particularly CD or DVD players and burners.  This file may be used in CD or DVD burning software, and errors with this file may disable the software’s ability to work with your burner to create discs.

When you get an error with a dynamic link library (dll) file, you should start your troubleshooting by cleaning your Windows registry.  The registry keeps track of the files installed on your computer; so many such errors are caused by mistakes in the registry.

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