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Problems with the Control Panel in Win95

By skenny ·
I have a pc (Windows 95) Where double clicking on any icon in the control paned will bring up the following error.

RUNDLL
Error in shell32
Missing Entry: Control_RUNDLL

All the programs in Control Panel are bringing this up. I have been unable to find anything on this problem, and would like to steer more toward fixing this problem if possible, not just reinstalling windows. I have a fully updated virus scanner that is always on and I did run a scan of the complete machine after getting this error with no virus detected. I have also run a scandisk which found no errors.

I am available via email for any additional information you would like.
Thanks,

shane@intellicominc.com

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by tbradley In reply to Problems with the Control ...

Something has blown out your registry entries for the control panel. I doubt seriously if it is a virus, but try this.

Disable your virus checker. Shut down windows, and restart. Got to start, shutdown, and select restart in ms-dos mode.

at the command prompt, type in scanreg /fix

This will repair your registry, and if a good copy exists, will restore all your control panel entries.

If a good copy doesn't exist, you might want to consider doing a warm re-load. This is not advised, but is always a good last resort before the infamous "complete reload".

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by mphoffar In reply to Problems with the Control ...

Sounds like this is more of a problem with IE rather then windows. If you have IE4 or 5 installed, try to first remove the active desktop using the add/remove programs. You should be able to use the search utility and search for appwiz.dll. If that does not work, I would then get out the windows CD, or locate the cab files and extract the shell32.dll and explorer.exe from theese. Then boot into a dos prompt and copy these to c:\windows\system and c:\windows respectively.

After doing this, you'll probobly have to reinstall IE.

Good luck to you

Mark

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by Zlatin Zlatev In reply to Problems with the Control ...

mhm, looks like a shell32.dll problem (it may be damaged). Try to uninstall any IE updates you've installed and then run Win95 Setup from the Windows GUI and replace all 'newer' versions of dlls with the native for win95.
After that you'll need to reinstall your IE updates.
Hope this helps,
The BIG RED FOX
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P.S. You can try to overwrite this dlls (especialy Shell32.dll) with the originals from Win95 CAB files.
To do that you'll need extract.exe (it's on your setup disk (CD or first diskette)) and to run in "pure" MS-DOS Prompt (not loading windows GUI) But this is for experienced users. DO NOT DO that if you DO NOT know EXACTLY what is going on. :)

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