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Seem To Have Lost Wininet.dll ? Again


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#1 skeney

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Posted 05 November 2005 - 06:50 PM

Hi guys

I came to bleeping a few months ago & logged my problem where I had tried to clean my PC by deleting all the infected files & seemed to delete wininet in the process & I couldn't log on to anything.

We fixed the problem & all was good for a few months until yesterday I tried turning the PC on & the same thing happened as last time, the PC turns on but when it gets to the screen where I choose which user I want to log on as, a message appears saying something along the lines of "wininet is missing, cannot log you on". And the screen freezes.

Last time I was here tho, the person who helped me did give me a copy of there wininet.dll and it was from Holland I think so all my error msgs that followed were in Dutch. =)

Pls help me. I am having to work off a friends PC to log this as I cannot do anything at all on my PC & it's so frustrating to happen all the time.

Thanks in advance.

Bec (trying not to throw my PC out the window)

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Posted 05 November 2005 - 07:22 PM

Hi skeney and Welcome to the Bleeping Computer again!

Copy the text below to a blank notepad page and Save it to the Desktop as Find.bat

dir \wininet.dll /a h /s > File.txt


Post the contents of the text file that is produced in your next reply.

Edited by Cretemonster, 05 November 2005 - 07:24 PM.


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Posted 07 November 2005 - 06:08 PM

Hi - thanks for the quick response.

I need to go into safe mode to do anything as I can't even log on but right now it won't even let me get into safe mode so I can't even open note pad. When I try to get in, it comes up with the error message saying I am missing wininet.dll

Plan B ? :thumbsup:

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Posted 08 November 2005 - 07:22 PM

Hmmm,this is interesting.

If you cant even boot up,then we may have a problem!

Do you have a Windows CD available?

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Posted 08 November 2005 - 11:57 PM

The PC does turn off but after you try & choose which user it freezes. Same thing happened last time & there was a way around it but I can't remember what we did. I will have a look tonight for the CD ... hopefully it is at home somewhere !!

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 07:02 PM

OK - I checked again & when I do log on under my name, I hit ctrl+alt+del so I can work in safe mode & it says I can't access it as it has to be the administrator but in safe mode the administrator has a password & none of us know it as when you log in normally there is no administrator, only in safe mode ...

It gets more & more bizare.

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 07:21 PM

OK,let me ask around.

If you have substantial data that will be lost in a reformat,then maybe we can figure a way around this.

My normal job is taking all my time this week and I have little to spare.

I will focus my attention to this post until we reach a resolution.

See if the Windows CD is available?

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Posted 14 November 2005 - 11:55 PM

Having great difficulty in finding our recovery CD & even more trouble trying to borrow one off someone else.

Plan C ? :thumbsup:

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Posted 17 November 2005 - 06:08 PM

Sorry its taken this long to get back,Ive had some personal issues arise and havent been able to reply.

I guess we need to clarify whether you can actually use this PC at all?

What if any options to boot have you tried?

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Posted 19 November 2005 - 07:41 PM

OK - All I can do on the PC is start it ... choose which account I want to log in as (under safe mode) & then I can't do ctrl+alt+del because I am not the administrator, that seems to be all I can get out of it, and at the same time, when I log in it's stills aying winninet.dll is not found & I need that to be able to get the PC to go.

So, not sure where to go from here but when this happened last time, it did take some time but we definatly fixed the problem. I guess I need to get the wininet.dll file or a recovery disk ?

Don't apologize about taking a few days to reply, I know this is done in your spare time & I appreciate it.

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Posted 20 November 2005 - 05:21 AM

OK,I guess my idea of booting in safe mode and choosing the Admin account to log in under is out of the question.

I will look around for more!

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Posted 20 November 2005 - 11:49 AM

Spoke with some "More Inclined than I am" friends! :thumbsup:


Lets try going to Safe Mode again,this time,select Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Once the Command Screen appears,carefully type in these commands

cd\ and hit enter

copy C:\WINNT\$NtServicePackUninstall$\wininet.dll c:\winnt\system32 and hit enter


This should place a good copy of the wininet.dll into the system32 folder

After that,try restarting in normal mode.


Let me know what happens?

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 08:03 PM

Think I MAY have found a recovery CD ... trouble is when I reboot it just goes straight to logging in, how do I start the recovery ?

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Posted 29 November 2005 - 04:38 AM

Have you tried this yet?

Lets try going to Safe Mode again,this time,select Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Once the Command Screen appears,carefully type in these commands

cd\ and hit enter

copy C:\WINNT\$NtServicePackUninstall$\wininet.dll c:\winnt\system32 and hit enter


If you place the cd in the drive and restart the PC,what happens then?

Sounds like you may need to reset some configurations in the BIOS to get thepc to boot from a CD

Look at this article and scroll down to Boot from the Windows XP CD
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/s...2october07.mspx

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 10:11 PM

I will try tonight but that link isn't working ... I did go to microsoft.com myself but I couldn't find the topic ...




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