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LPK.dll is missing

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#1 pcmadison


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 01:16 PM

I have an sony vaio laptop that runs windows 7.  I was uninstalling programs and deleting pictures/files that I don't use anymore so I could clear up memory and just use the computer for games.  Now whenever I try to start any program, including internet explorer, I get the following message:


"The program can't start because LPK.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem."


I understand that lpk.dll is some sort of language pack. Can someone explain how that affects my other programs?

I probably deleted something on my computer that I shouldn't have.  I have tried restoring my computer a few times to a few different points. I have opened command prompt as an administrator and run sfc /scannow.  I am not at home and do not have a cd to reinstall windows either.  


Thanks so much!





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#2 dls62


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 02:54 PM



If you have a 64bit OS there should be two versions of this file, 1 in C:\Windows\System32 and 1 in C:\Windows\SysWOW64.  If you have 32bit OS, you will not have the SysWOW64 folder.  Can you check and post back the results.

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 03:39 PM




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