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guysie

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Please help me!!! Not sure what has happened, Tried to start my PC today and an error message saying " A required .DLL file, C:\Windows\System\SHLWAPI.DLL, was not found",

After canceling the message it says reinstall windows!!!

Is there a beter way to resolve this than reinstalling windows?

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Just put that filename in -

http://www.google.com

There would appear to be a number of possible causes. Have you recently installed anything new to your computer ?

One thing you might try would be to use System File Checker to restore the default either from your Win CD / Or Cab files if your OS is preinstalled on your Hard Disk.

Go Start > Run type SFC - then let it scan for altered / corrupt files.
 
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So is it working now ?

The above were only possible ideas. I am sure others will give you more input.

If the above does not resolve your problem - or it recurs next time you boot then in addition to posting back I recommend you use TSG Search and type in that error to see previous posts on same and read if / how they were resolved.
 

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Originally posted by guysie:
Please help me!!! Not sure what has happened, Tried to start my PC today and an error message saying " A required .DLL file, C:\Windows\System\SHLWAPI.DLL, was not found",
I got that exact message a week ago after uninstalling Roxio Easy CD Creator in Win 98.

Some uninstaller... :rolleyes:
It apparently nukes and corrupts a few shared Internet Explorer files, which is apparently what happened in your case.

As I dual boot (Win98/XP) I was able to boot into WinXP and simply extract a fresh copy of the file from the Internet Explorer cabs to the Windows 98 System folder.

That allowed me to boot into Windows 98, upon which I was advised that wininet.dll had gotten corrupted as well... :mad:
I ended up reinstalling Internet Explorer.

As you won't be able to boot into Windows, nor probably into Safe Mode, follow the steps in method 2 of this MS article to revert to the previous version of Internet Explorer:

Error Message: Explorer Caused an Invalid Page Fault in Module Browseui.dll (don't worry about the title)

Hopefully that will work. Subsequently upgrade your browser again.

Good luck.
 
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