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Windows 7 missing Wininit.exe

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#1 Hamida01


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Posted 11 April 2013 - 05:09 PM

*Im not sure if this goes here, I'm new to BleepingComputers, sorry if this is in the wrong spot!!


I recently did an updated on my Windows 7 laptop, and when it restarted i got a much of messages saying, "The Program cant start because WININET.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem." Im really not sure how to fix this. Can someone please help?!





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#2 VMTester123321


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Posted 11 April 2013 - 05:31 PM

Thats wierd. I would grab the WININIT from another computer with Windows 7, or reinstall Windows. It is in C:/Windows/System32.

FACT: I searched, and it was right. There is also a fake WININIT out there, Ehow said there was.

#3 Hamida01

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 05:42 PM

Im not sure either, I just went into the Windows/System32 and I found a wininit application but no WININIT.dll

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 06:10 PM

Please download SystemLook from one of the links below and save it to your Desktop.
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64-bit users go HERE

  • Double-click SystemLook.exe to run it.
  • Vista users:: Right click on SystemLook.exe, click Run As Administrator
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  • When finished, a notepad window will open with the results of the scan. Please post this log in your next reply.

Note: The log can also be found on your Desktop entitled SystemLook.txt

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 06:36 PM

Also, please clarify the file name that you're getting the message about.  Is it Wininit.exe as stated in the title or is it WININET.dll as stated in your post, or is it something else? Even a single letter difference makes a big difference.

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