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cannot find SHELL.dll


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gallimaufry

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XP, Sony Vaio Laptop, suddenly will not load cd's with programs, or play movie DVDs and displays error message "Cannot find SHELL.dll"

Tried PC REscue....still not go.

Not too engineery guy (61 yrs old; learned on DOS)

HOw to solve?
J.D.

jdtynan@hotmail.com

Edited by gallimaufry, 24 June 2005 - 10:37 PM.

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Shell.dll library is one of the core components to the Windows operating system. It contains a number of functions that are fundimental to the correct operation of your system (e.g. the program code for 'dragging and dropping'). This library should not be removed, if it is missing your system will not function correctly.


Sometimes shell.dll is removed by Spyware programs

Try downloading it from Here
and extract it then copy it into both c:\windows\system and c:\windows\system32.
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The fastest and most accurate technical assistance ever....and I have been doing this since Compaq portable and Visicalc were new.
Thank you, Gallimaufry
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It was my pleasure :tazz:

Edited by TogTogTogTog, 25 June 2005 - 05:40 AM.

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