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Explorer.EXE – Unable to locate component

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by momtaz, Aug 23, 2010.

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  1. momtaz

    momtaz Thread Starter

    Sep 11, 2009
    hello guys

    I have installed XP SP3 and all other components as usualy,
    but i was bothered by IE8 I was about to remove it and insall IE7, then happened some error and asked to restart, when I robooted my PC, I saw this message:
    "Explorer.EXE – Unable to locate component
    This application has failed to start because iertutil.dll was not found. Re-install the application may fix the problem."
    I clicked OK, then all the icons on the desktop disappeared..!
    I inserted differnt CDs, USB flash... always see nothing on the scree.. !
    I restarted again and again.. nothing happened, I read some related solutions after serach on google but cannot apply any of them bcoz I cant see any icon on desktop,
    so I re-installed the XP, and installed other components.. and in the final restart this message ox appeared with clean desktop again... !!! what should I do? to keep formating again and again..?
    will appreciate if any practical solution,
    best regards
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