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Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by georgea341, Aug 8, 2012.

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  1. georgea341

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    I recently tried to install a new theme (or icon pack) on my laptop. It came with it's own installer. After it was done installing, I restarted my computer. When my computer started back up I received this error MANY times:
    "The program can't start because SHELL32.dll is missing from your computer. Try re-installing the program to fix this problem."
    I really can't open ANY program. How do I fix this? Is my laptop done for??? :(
    I would be DEVASTATED if my laptop was broken. I don't have a Windows 7 disk. I heard that was a way to fix it. I don't have one... :(
     
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    I did those two things, but they didn't work. I try to restore the system, but ALL my restore points were gone. I tried to do the "sfc /scannow" command, but apparently I didn't have permission. I'm the only user on this computer. How do I not have permission to do something? I ended up fixing it by doing some kind of system repair on start up. Although, now my computer is really slow, and I can't use custom themes for windows 7 anymore! I had a really cool one installed, but now when I turn it on, it just shows up as a dark version of the classic theme. I tried re-downloading, and re-installing it, twice. It still didn't work. It seems like ANY custom theme I get shows up as the theme that messed up my computer. I uninstalled it, but it seems like it's still here. Is there any way I can repair it, and get my custom themes back? :confused:
     
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    Oh yeah! I completely forgot that I about that... I just recently reset my computer to factory settings.
     
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