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unable to locate component browseui.dll

By t-hough ·
When I start the computer everything works fine until it tries to load my profile and then I get the error message:

explorer.exe unable to locate component browseui.dll

and then the computer freezes.

Can I fix this without having to reload windows (thus losing all my data).

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by paul.n In reply to unable to locate componen ...

This could be a corrupted file in Internet Explorer or a program containing the same .dll.
Try to reset your web settings by going into control panel and click on internet options, click the programs tab, then the reset web settings button and click OK and reboot.
If that doesn't help try reinstalling your Internet Explorer files, which have a version of 'browserui.dll' with the same revision as IE. If you do have to reinstall, you may get a message saying that a newer version of IE already exists. Just replace the newer one.
Let me know how you fare.

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by t-hough In reply to

Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately when the computer freezes I do have access to control panel because the desktop screen does not open - unless there is some other way to open control panel.

Also autorun on the CD driver does not work

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to unable to locate componen ...

Run msconfig.exe, click on Expand File.. and enter browseui.dll and insert XP CD when prompted. This should restore the file for you.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to unable to locate componen ...

To got to the Control Pannel boot it in Safe Mode to do this as soon as the machine begins to start the Boot process just after the system hardware is listed press the F8 key and hold it down. You will get the various boot options there if you press the F8 key at the right time and be able to get into Windows with the minimum drivers installed.

Once you have got there the first answer should get you out of your problems.

Col

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