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By aboyfield ·
hi. when i try to logon to my networked xp machine i receive an explorer.exe error, entry point not found. SHCreateThreadRef cannot be located in shlwapi.dll.
the machine hangs after attempting to load user settings. any ideas?

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to shlwapi.dll

You may have installed a program which has replaced shlwapi.dll with its own version and stopped Explorer from working. Some multimedia programs such as RealOne and Comet Cursor and others can do this.

Run SFC /scannow to detect and repair bad dll's

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sorry, didn't work!

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by matherg In reply to shlwapi.dll
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thanks! didn't have to. got the disk out and re-installed. tedious but effective

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