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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by sidbutt, Apr 6, 2004.

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  1. sidbutt

    sidbutt Thread Starter

    Apr 6, 2004
    i have 2 operating systems installed win 98se and xp when i boot to xp i get the following error message"winlogon.exe this appication has failed to
    start because shlwwapi.dll was not found reinstalling application may fix this problem" i have tried to reinstall xp over it self but when given a choice of drive it read unknown disk four times i can not make choice and if i press enter it restarts i have run a norton anti virus that found nothing
    help please
  2. Firah


    Apr 22, 2003

    See if THIS page helps. The situation is not the same, but...

    Instructions from somewhere else:

    1. Boot to Recovery Console.

    2 . type the following commands
    cd system32 [enter]

    ren winlogon.exe winlogon.old
    ren msgina.dll msgina.old
    ren shell32.dll shell32.old
    ren shlwapi.dll shlwapi.old

    cd.. [enter]
    cd servicepackfiles\i386 [enter]
    copy MSGINA.DLL c:\windows\system32
    copy SHELL32.DLL c:\windows\system32
    copy WINLOGON.EXE c:\windows\system32
    copy shlwapi.dll c:\windows\system32

    if not there, expand from the cd

    3 Type EXIT and hit enter

    Give it a try.
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