I downloaded a program to my computer and tried to install it. As part of the installation process it indicated that some system files were out of date on my computer and that it would update them. It ran the install and restarted my computer. After restarting I received the message ' oleaut32.dll Can not start check file for problem', before it loaded any of my programs.
At this point I was not able to load any programs at all. I backed up the oleaut32.dll file and downloaded and installed a new oleaut32.dll file from the internet from a second computer. Powered up the computer and all tmy programs loaded fine.
Put there still seemed to be a problem with linkage. I had previously installed and run HijackThis so I tried to re-run it. Came back with the message 'unexpected error'. Thinking it was a system file error, I ran the Microsoft System File Checker. It found no corrupted files. I then dowloaded a new version of HijackThis and tried to run it again. Same unexpected error.
At this point I am not sure what the problem is. I believe the link library is the culprit. How do I get back to the original?
Tx in advance, James.