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#1 bobk

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Posted 21 November 2004 - 07:37 PM

When trying to install a new program from the program CD I received and error "missing shell.dll " This error has occurred before with other programs.
I have scanned for virus with Norton, ran "adaware", "spybot" system mechanic". None of these efforts were helpful in solving the problem.

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Posted 21 November 2004 - 10:44 PM

In this case I recommend you do A repair installation of Windows XP You shouldn't loose any data but you will need to reinstall all of your Windows XP critical updates.
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Posted 22 November 2004 - 12:15 AM

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Thanks for the prompt reply. I tried a repair installation of XP, I used the windows XP system CD when requested, the process took about 15 minutes. When the installation was complete I restarted my computer. The error reoccured, still missing the "Shell.DLL "
What should I try next?
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Posted 22 November 2004 - 09:30 AM

You can get your shell.dll here:
dlldump.com
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Posted 24 November 2004 - 12:13 AM

thanks to tg911

I was able to download the "shell.dll" from the source you recommended. It worked! My problem was solved and I am now able to load programs again.

Thanks again to all who helped me.

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Posted 24 November 2004 - 01:05 AM

I'm glad to hear your problem is resolved Bob :thumbsup:
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Posted 24 November 2004 - 08:42 PM

This issue could also be a Trojan - check out more info here:
http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/winfiles.html

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Posted 25 November 2004 - 04:56 PM

You're welcome.
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