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Windows 7: Missing .dll files from sytem32 folder

10 Dec 2016   #1
m1964

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Missing .dll files from sytem32 folder

Hi,

I have two machines running Win7 64 bit.- one is lenovo laptop t540p, another is a Thinkcentre desktop.

Since about Sept.-Oct. this year both machines would hang up forever when running Windows Update (I always installed updates manually). So, I did some "research". I run a few "fixes" and downloaded some updates manually from MS website and after that Windows Update started to work again (or so I thought).


So, when I ran the Windows Update I would get the following message (on both computers): "Your system is up to date, no updates are available". After not getting any updates for about 3 weeks I suspected that something was not right and did more research: it looked like the updater was damaged/not working properly.
After searching the web I found this fix on MS website: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/971058

I followed he instructions for a manual reset of the components and was able to "fix" both machines- got updates yesterday on the desktop, today on the laptop.

However, while manually re-registering the .dll files, I found that many of them were missing from the System32 folder.

I just run the system scan (sfc scannow) command on the laptop and got the message: "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violation".

Do I need to worry about the missing dll files?

Is it possible to get the files from my back-up disc w/ Win.7?

Can I download the missing files?

Thanks a lot.


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10 Dec 2016   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

It can be that the Dll were replaced on a update.
As System File Check (SFC) didn't find any issues and if the computer is running without problems, I wouldn't worry.
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10 Dec 2016   #3
m1964

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Thank you
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10 Dec 2016   #4
m1964

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
problem NOT solved

Hi,
just ran the sfc on the desktop, and got errors: SFC found corrupt files and was unabl to fix some of them.
I saved the log so if anyone is able and willing to look into it I can post the log file here.

It looks like it could not repair/find new copy of the idndl.dll file.

Thank you
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11 Dec 2016   #5
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

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11 Dec 2016   #6
m1964

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Hi Megahertz07,

Thank you for your help.
Both of my machines run Win7 Professional, not Home Premium like the link you provided says;
however, since my laptop appears to be fine, I e-mailed myself a copy of the file from my laptop but I was unable to delete the old .dll file and paste the new one into the Win32 directory becvaue of lack of permission. I tried to change permissions but was unable to do it.
Is it possible to delete the oll file and paste the new one into the Win32 directory? How do I change permissions?
thanks again
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