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SHLWAPI.DLL not found


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:tazz: Yesterday I ran into the following error message when rebooting my win98 machine. [A required .DLL file, C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SHLWAPI.DLL, was not found.] As I continue to log in I get a second message [Error loading Explorer.exe. You must reinstall windows.] I've had my computer for some time now and I'm unable to locate the win98 disks that it came with. I also am unable to log into it. How can I get back into the pc to fix it? I read the malware section which was helpful and if I can get the pc up and running, I would like to use the software to remove any harmful files that may have been put on my PC.
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You can boot the PC and keep tapping the F8 key right after the beep until you get the options screen, select command prompt only, type scanreg.exe /fix then press enter, when it has run and says OK, press enter then press ctrl + alt + delete keys together to reboot.

If it is a registry problem this will fix it, if not you would need the Windows CD
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I rebuilt the registry as instructed but I'm still seeing the same error messages.
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You can get the missing dll here

http://www.dll-files...s.shtml?shlwapi
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