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Windows 7: Missing Shell32.dll after windows update

06 Aug 2010   #11
Funky Monk

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Just installed MSSE and it found no problems. Going to do the updates that are available then if the problem still pops up, I'll try and repair it with the win 7 disk.


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06 Aug 2010   #12
Flavius

Windows 7 Professional x64 PL
 
 

It would be also conflict with any 3p application (not system issue),go to event viewer

(Start>>Search>>eventvwr.msc)

go to Application section and find errors relate to explorer.exe or shell32.dll
and post here error messages.
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06 Aug 2010   #13
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

I believe the update replaces Shell32.dll. Maybe the update you got is corrupted. Go to this site and download and install a fresh copy.

Download details: Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2286198)

Jim
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06 Aug 2010   #14
Funky Monk

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Ok, installed MSSE and it did a scan and found no problems. So I installed the Windows Updates and rebooted and the same thing happens. So I booted from the Win 7 disk and tried to repair it but it said that it also found no problems. Not really sure what to do now. I don't really want to format it as I've done that about four times in the last three months. But I might just have to start from scratch and see if I get any more problems. Thanks again.

Edit: didn't see the last few posts. I'll do that now
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06 Aug 2010   #15
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Funky Monk View Post

A custom theme? Is that in the personalise/aero theme bit? If so, then yes I made a led zeppelin one. Should I just use a basic windows one at the moment?
No, that is fine.

I was referring to a custom theme that you can download from the net which has a patched shell32.dll file.
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06 Aug 2010   #16
Funky Monk

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I d/l and installed from that link and the same thing happens. I have never used event viewer before, but under Applications there are 4,080 events. I don't know what they all are. Most of them say 'information', there are quite a few warnings and a number of .net runtime errors, application errors, MS windows CAPI2 errors and restart manager errors. There are no errors for explorer.exe or shell32.dll errors that I can see. But I don't really know what im doing with it.
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06 Aug 2010   #17
Flavius

Windows 7 Professional x64 PL
 
 

Click on "Application" section,find in right panel "Filter Current Log" option,click on that,next appear another window and choose in
that "errors" and apply

Missing Shell32.dll after windows update-ev.png

manual how to use event viewer Working with Vista’s new Event Viewer


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06 Aug 2010   #18
Funky Monk

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Didn't find any shell32.dll or explorer.exe errors. There was 56 errors overall though. Did a thorough scan with MSSE and it didn't find any virus'.

Although there is a 'extexport.exe' error in there. I googled it and it is part of explorer.
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06 Aug 2010   #19
Flavius

Windows 7 Professional x64 PL
 
 

You can try also this method:

1.Download ShellExView ShellExView - Shell Extension Manager For Windows,in this soft disable all components belongs to 3p applications +restart

2.Try again install update
3.If you manage install this update again run ShellExView and enable back all components
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06 Aug 2010   #20
Funky Monk

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Ran ShellExView and disabled 3rd party stuff and installed update. Same problem occurred. However, this time when I went to restore, it was at the finalising stage and a window came up and said that it couldnt' complete the restore. I clicked cancel and windows rebooted back to the restore point.
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