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Posted 16 May 2010 - 12:03 PM
I deleted normaliz.dll and got the same error and no desktop, etc, since explorer.exe is not running either (and will not start without normaliz.dll)
It should be in the c:\windows\system32 folder and is not a Windows Protected File so don't waste your time (unless you want to) with a sfc /scannow if that comes up later. It will not fix this.
I believe it is somehow connected to Internet Explorer installation since it is part of the IE7 uninstall process on my system. If you did a bunch of updates, you may have also gotten IE8 (I am still using IE7) so maybe something went wrong there.
When you see the error, you can click past it and eventually get to your desktop background image where you can press CTRL-ALT-DEL to launch Task Manager. From TM you can click File, New Task and Browse and look in c:\windows\system32 to see if it is there or not. I would say not. If the error pops up again while you are browsing, click past it.
If that is the only thing missing, you can get one from a working system of the same type as yours, copy it to a thumb drive or floppy and still using TM, browse, copy and paste it where it needs to be. I know this works because I did it, but that was the only file I messed with. From TM, you can still access your thumb or other even floppy media by browsing, copy, paste, etc all work fine. If things get worse, just go back into TM and delete the file to get back to where you were in the first place.
I could not run IE, Firefox or Chrome to get on the Internet to even try to download the file if I wanted to since Explorer is not running and I did not find normaliz.dll anywhere else on my system. You can't easily do much else if normaliz.dll is missing, but you can do a lot with just TM.
If some IE8 was part of your update, you may have to uninstall the IE to get back to IE7 or even IE6.
Posted 16 May 2010 - 12:07 PM
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