the procedure entry point shcreatethreadref could not be located in the dynamic link library shlwapi.dll
I googled it and come up with all the 'fixes' for it - uninstalling the KB834707 update (which I did)...I even ran xp recovery repair, sfc /scannow, and installed the Sr.sy_ file (as stated here in post #4): http://www.geekstogo...se-t133362.html ... The error will NOT go away.
Just a little background: I have NOT upgraded to SP2 - I did back when it first came out but uninstalled it b/c I hated it. I had been planning to reformat my computer soon (my last reformat was in 2004) and installing it back again b/c I KNOW I need it but I hadn't installed any updates prior to this error occuring. I did, however, install 2 programs before this problem started.
One was the 'Rename Start Menu' program (http://www.download....4-10717098.html) and the other is Secunia Software Inspector (as seen in Kim Komando's newsletter - (http://secunia.com/software_inspector)...instead of using the online scan (which is SP1 compatible - I downloaded the software (beta) and tried to install but it wouldn't b/c I needed SP2 to run it - which I overlooked...so I uninstalled it (manually since the uninstall wouldn't proceed). The Rename Start Menu program never did work after reboot, so I removed it as well.
I really think the problem is with the Rename Start Menu program. I had a tea-timer pop up asking me to accept the change the program made, which I did.
I have run a couple registry scans/various maintanence and have not been successful in fixing the problem.
When my computer boots with the explorer.exe error, my desktop/start menu does not show until I go to task manager and run explorer.exe manually. Then everything is fine...but this problem is very annoying and I know if I leave it like this, the problem will only get worse in the long run. I DO plan on installing SP2 soon - will that fix this problem? I'm kinda scared to install it b/c I don't want to lose anything on my system...I'm not done with all the backups I wanted to do before reformatting.