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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by guysie, Sep 21, 2003.

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  1. guysie

    guysie Thread Starter

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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?

    :confused:
     
  2. RSM123

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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.
     
  3. guysie

    guysie Thread Starter

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    Thanks RSM
     
  4. RSM123

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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.
     
  5. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    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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