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Windows 7: a shell32.dll missing file error message

23 Jan 2016   #1

windows 7 home 32 bit, I just changed back from 64 to 32bit
a shell32.dll missing file error message

I am working on a Toshiba laptop, OS win 7 Home 32bit. It was working fine and he went to turn it on. It boots but the desktop doesn't come up in normal or safe modes. It just flashes "Windows Explorer error, this program can't start because shell32.dll is missing from your computer". He can't even get in to backup his files if the partition has to be whipped. I have the same OS in my laptop to beable to copy the shell32.dll file to the other laptop. All my attempt's to make a boot cd that will allow windows basic setup to boot off the cd so I can copy the needed file to the hard drive. have failed. I d/l win7 boot-32bit.bft and tried to make a bootable cd using Winiso but the prog won't see the bft file. I am down to my last option. Whipping the partition and reinstalling Windows clean. But he will lose all his files if I do that.


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