waol.exe-Entry Point Not Found
The procedure entry point SHRegGetValue could not be located in the dynamic link library. SHLWAPI.dll.
The more I fixed the worse it got. Finally I had no internet connection, no network connection, no ip address (which I could not renew), my network adapter and ethernet had yellow marks by them in the device driver....So, I called Cox Cable. They couldn't help at all. I finally decided to reinstall the whole thing. I never could get the network adapter and ethernet right. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling many times. It always ended up with error code 10...it is there, but it won't work.
Finally, I opened it up and found the PCI slot and took out the network adapter card and put it back in. Then it said "found new hardware" and that I just needed to install the drivers. I knew I had to reinstall the drivers from my Dell resource cd anyway, so I was hopeful.
While I was downloading, unzipping, and rebooting I kept having to grant permission. Then, when I got to the Broadcom Integrated Controller, it said I wasn't authorized to complete the download. I was so close!
After 2 days of this with no sleep, I decided to loosen my security and changed some settings, hoping I wouldn't have to grant so much permission AND that maybe it would let me download what I needed. I am the administrater and have the only user account. Guest account is even off.
Sorry this is so long, I'll get to the REAL problem.
Somehow in my security adjustments I made it so I had to log on with a password to get into Windows. I don't even have a password for that. None of my usual passwords work. I started all over trying to reinstall the OS, but it still wants a password!
Since I began writing this there was something it coouldn't install...can't remember what, but I retried a couple of times and it said click F3 to quit. I decided I had enough. I am very tired. Then, after quitting, it asked if I wanted it to start windows. I decided to go for it.....AND THEN it had another message, "NTLDR is missing. Click control, alt, delete to restart Windows". And surprise, surprise, it didn't work! I shut it off with the start button and wrote a book.
Sigh....my main thing I want to know is: How can I get around that logon problem? I am pretty sure I can figure out the rest. How can I know a password I never created? How can it know if it is the right one since there is none?
Thank God for my laptop!
I think I'll go to sleep now. I'm too tired to be stressed about it right now.
You've helped me a lot already. Thank you. This might be asking for a miracle.
Sorry for bloviating.
Wish me luck.