Windows 7 Update: Now I can not open anything

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carolan78

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Windows 7 updated this morning and since the reboot I am getting messages saying the winmm.dll file is missing so nothing will open. I can not run as administrator either. I have downloaded hijack this but get the following error: file system error (-1073741515).

I can not reboot into safemode because the arrow keys on this laptop don't work. I am out of ideas but thouht I would ask here incase there is something other than a clean install I can do.

Thanks for your time.
 
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winmm.dll can be found in C:\Windows\System32
Please check to see if its really missing.
 
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You may use the file attached.

Also, you may have to register the dll.

Let us know if it doesn't work. :)
 

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carolan78

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I have found a winmm.dll.mui file in system32. Thanks for the file HI Tech it has let me download it but I can't place it in the sytem32 file or register it because everytime I try to get admin rights it either ignores the request or I get this error file system error (-1073741515).

I have done some googling but can't find out difinitivley what this error code means.
 

carolan78

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The winmm.dll.mui file is located here (in case that is of use to somebody) C:\Windows\System32\en-US
 
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"winmm.dll.mui" is a different file altogether.
You will have to place the attached file in C:\Windows\System32 after unzipping it.
 

carolan78

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I only have one account on this laptop and set it up as an admin account. It still reuires me to run as asmin though and it isn't letting me.
 
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Do the following:
Start->All Programs->Accessories->Command Prompt
Rt. Click "command prompt" select "Run as Administrator"
Type Copy <Full path Location of the downloded winmm.dll file>\winmm.dll C:\Windows\System32\
 
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I really think you should try out a few more things before a fresh install. That should be your last option.
You could try a system restore that will surely fix your problem and rollback the update...
Start->All Programs->Accessories->Sysstem Tools->System Restore
Also try the "sfc" command in the run box or at the command prompt.
You will need your win7 cd.
 
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