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Windows 7: Problem with running programs due to .dll files


02 Jul 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home x64
 
 
Problem with running programs due to .dll files

Today I've been starting up my pc, which has been treated a little roughly lately (overheat yesterday, and today the power randomly went off) and many of my programs are absolutely unable to start.
I always get the following error:
"The procedure entry point normaliz.IdnToUnicode could not be located in the dynamic link library api-ms-win-downlevel-normaliz-l1-1-0.dll."
The error pops up when I try to run e.g. one of the following programs:
f.lux
League of Legends
Adobe Flash Player
Skype

I tried finding help in other forums but I couldn't find anything that would actually work, so I'm quite desperate.
I already tried scanning for disk errors as well as the "sfc /SCANNOW" in the cmd.

Any help would be highly appreciated.

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02 Jul 2013   #2

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

The "many programs are unable to start" is often a symptom of a corrupted file system -- which can happen due to overheating and/or sudden power off.

IF you can boot into Windows 7 far enough for it to run, then click on Computer, right-click the drive with problems, select Tools tab, and select Error checking. It will probably ask you if you want this done on a restart. Click Yes and the PC will reboot, and then, you should see text messages on screen while it checks the filesystem.

Sorry to say this, but if it finds a bunch of bad files, you may have to reinstall Windows if those are system files.
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02 Jul 2013   #3

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

When you have power fails then the likelihood is you have corrupted files. Do you have a restore point dated before the power failures? If so I would try that first. Also I would get a UPS. Even a cheapie UPS is better than just letting the HD go dead during disk writes.

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02 Jul 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home x64
 
 

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Do you have a restore point dated before the power failures? If so I would try that first.
I do, and I restored it, and I tried it with one 2 days back and one 1 week back where there was no problem at all and my pc was running smoothly. Sadly, that fixed nothing at all, the errors still occur on startup of many programs.

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IF you can boot into Windows 7 far enough for it to run
That's one more strange thing - I actually am writing this on my computer. I can use it and it has internet connection and everything, I can also use Opera. But still the majority of programs fail to work.

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click on Computer, right-click the drive with problems, select Tools tab, and select Error checking
Done. I'm sure I did everything correctly, though on startup the errorcheck just told me that "C: is clean" and continued to startup my PC. Errors still occur.

Additionally, on startup it now gives out a "Fatal Error" stating that it "Failed to load library 'URLMON.DLL'"

Thanks for the great answers in the short time, I hope you have one or two more tricks to guide me through this problem.

Edit: I tried Startup Repair off my Windows CD. Told me my Windows doesn't have any problems, so it can't fix any.
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03 Jul 2013   #5

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

If you have system corruption due to power fails there's generally no fix other than reinstall or restore from an image made by a backup program. That's why people get a UPS and an image backup program. 1/2 second power fail, esp. during boot up, can have you spending a day or more reinstalling and customizing from scratch.
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