Friday, June 24, 2011

Shell32.dll Error

Shell32.dll is a program in Microsoft Windows Shell Program. This file stores Windows shell API (Application Programming Interface) programs which are used by browsers to access the web pages and to access other files.

Shell32.dll error comes pre-installed with your system and is an important component of your operating system. Shell32.dll is a pre-requisite to carry out major tasks in operating system.

The shell32.dll file is located at the address C:\windows\system32\shell32.dll. If there is any such file by this name on any other location on you PC then this is definitely a virus and should be removed.

Various Shell32.dll related errors that can appear on the screen include:
“Shell32.dll not found”
“The file shell32.dll is missing”
“This application failed to start because shell32.dll was not found. Re-installing application may fix this problem”

How to fix Shell32.dll error

  1. Re-install the program - Re-install the program that uses the corrupt Shell file, so that the broken file can be completely replaced.
  2. Scan your computer for viruses – Run a virus scan on your system to remove any malware or spyware present on you hard-disk.
  3. Update your Windows – update your windows from the original source to remove compatibility issues if any
  4. Fix registry keys on your system – Run “RegEdit” i.e. registry editor of Windows, a registry cleaner program to correct broken shell32.dll files.
  5. Use DLL repair software – Use customized DLL repair software by downloading it from the Internet as it clears all the DLL error and other minor glitches which make your PC sluggish

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