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United States
August 24, 2009 1:12pm CST
I have an HP with windows xp on it. Other than that I dont really know a whole lot but I can manage with simple instructions. When I boot up the computer I get an error message that reads: Wininet.dll unable to locate explorer.exe. I know this is a bad thing but how do I fix it? I have 2 computers that are xp so can I copy the file from one computer to the other and get it to work or what. Is there someone who can help me as I really need this computer for my kids for school! Thanks!
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@levite (1062)
• Philippines
25 Aug 09
Just copy the explorer.exe file from your working Pc to the other. use a usb storage device.
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@levite (1062)
• Philippines
25 Aug 09
To do that insert the usb storage device into the port of your working PC. Find the explorer.exe file, it is located in the Windows folder. Copy it to the usb device. Then insert the usb device into the port of your other computer. Start the computer in "command prompt with networking" by pressing F8 repeatedly while the computer is booting. At the dot prompt, the one with the "C:\", type the letter of your usb drive. It is usually "F" depending upon your windows partition. Let's assume it is "F". Type "F:" (without the "). At F:\ type "copy explorer.exe c:\windows" (without the ").
• United States
25 Aug 09
Im going to have to try that. All night last night I tried to figutre out how to get my boken computer to recognize my usb. The only thing it recognizes is c and floppy a drive but no one has a floppy any more. I even tried to put the hard drive from the bad compute into the good but I couldnt get it to read both It would only read one. I will try this mehod when I get home! Thanks!
@mastinet (467)
• India
24 Aug 09
You can do the method you told. It will work and you will be able to use your computer smoothly
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@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
25 Aug 09
Before you copy things make sure the drives has no errors. Maybe the files are still there but your drive is erroneously being accessed. Do scandisk at safe mode repair and restart. Replacing suspected file is fine for a few one, if it gets more then you have the option to completely reinstall or just overwrite XP by re-setup.
• United States
25 Aug 09
orry but you lsot me at beofre you copy! SorryI am not that great with computers! Can you explain a little more?
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@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
25 Aug 09
It all right, just make sure your drive is working properly before you copy the reported missing files. You have to do this at safemode as Levite instructed, press F8 and select "Safe mode with command prompt". At C: prompt type "CHKDSK /F" with out the quotes. Its the command to Check Disk with the option to fix found errors. Just let it finish and then do the copying.
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@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
25 Aug 09
There should be a space in between "CHKDSK /F"