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wininet.dll

By samthetrue ·
when i boot a computer up i can get in as far as i enter my password and hit enter.. then it comes up with
explorer.EXE - Unable To Locate Component
(x) This applucation has failed to start because wininet.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.

the (x) represents the littke red X icon that windows uses


just wondering how to fix it...

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by JamesRL In reply to wininet.dll

For more info about processes, I recommend the process Library. Here is what they identified: http://www.processlibrary.com/directory/files/wininet/index.php

So it could be a trojan.

Have you tried booting to safe mode? If you can, do that and try to run the virus scan. If that fails I would take the drive and make it a second drive on another system and scan/clean with the other system.

James

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by JamesRL In reply to

So it sounds like you just need to replace the file - if you can make this drive the second drive on another system you can copy the file from the "good" system into the right directory and try it.

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by samthetrue In reply to

none of the answers helped... tryed them all and ended up just reinstalling opperating system

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by samthetrue In reply to wininet.dll

should have mentioned this... i booted it in save mode and ran a virus scan... after deleating 3 viruses it sayed to restart the computer... i did but when i loged in it didnt work... so i restarted it in safe mode and the error started running on the safe mode log in things.... just like i was in regular but it was safe mode...


using win XP home
AVG is the vurus scan program i used
ising my computer to type this its a difrent omputer with the problem in case anyone was wondering

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by jonno112 In reply to wininet.dll

If you can get in with another account eg; Administrator account start run sfc /scannow or maybe try safe mode usually f6 or F8.

http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html

Instead of me explaining, check the above site and half way down read that very thorough.


If you have the XP disk, boot up with it and do a repair installation all data and programs will be safe what it does is reinstall the op system over the top.

Hope this helps

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by jonno112 In reply to

Because you can get into safe mode maybe you could go to
http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/dll-files.shtml?wininet

And download the file i have used this site to replace a dll before.

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by samthetrue In reply to

none of the answers helped... tryed them all and ended up just reinstalling opperating system

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by dmiles In reply to wininet.dll

Download wininet.dll

You will also need UBCD4Win as this will allow you to boot your PC and copy the file across. I would also suggest doing a virus scan to make sure your PC is malware free.

Alternatively try this
do a repair install of WinXP


RescueME Virus Removal

Use this address to download the file
http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/dll-files.shtml?wininet

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by samthetrue In reply to

none of the answers helped... tryed them all and ended up just reinstalling opperating system

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by wcp In reply to wininet.dll

Wininrt.dll is not a system specific file meaning you can copy from another Windows XP Home computer and paste it in the System32 folder.

It?s good idea to rename the current wininet.dll to something else first, for example wininet.ddd.
If you cannot boot to Windows (Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Command Prompt), boot the computer to Repair Console to replace the file.

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