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Windows 7 Update: Now I can not open anything

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by carolan78, Apr 29, 2010.

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  1. 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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  3. hi-tech

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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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    My apologies, I just went on Google and typed in "winmm.dll download".
     
  6. hi-tech

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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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    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.
     
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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
     
  9. hi-tech

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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.
     
  10. carolan78

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    It needs admin rights to put it in there and I can't get them.
     
  11. hi-tech

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    Are you not logged in as the administrator?
     
  12. 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.
     
  13. hi-tech

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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\
     
  14. carolan78

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    It won't run as admin :) NI think it is going to be a clean install
     
  15. hi-tech

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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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