Help, when I got home from school this afternoon I turned on my gaming computer. I did a little modding and school buisness and left to eat dinner. I came back 30 minutes later and it was on standby mode but it was unresponsive. I shut it off and when I turned it back on it loaded but then this Blue screen came up and said my computer was missing this .dll file. I am guessing its the menu that shows the accounts on the computer. Is there ANY way that I could fix this without going through another system restore? I think the only way to fix this is get Vista but my dad would take control of the Parental controls it has and seriousely kill it, and I dont want to deal with all the bugs. Please, some help, I need to work on a mod and I just discovered the fun of playing online!PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!
Which DLL are you talking about ? You might find it on a site such as dll-files.com maybe, or off your Windows CD...
As ^ said, telling us the exact problem does actually help.
Uh, I did tell you the exact problem!
The .dll file is called olecli32.dll
If you told us the whole problem to begin with, why did you have to post the file name seperately? :p
17th June 2002
I'm not sure what you propose he does with the .dll file even if he does manage to find it, if he can't get his computer to boot up properly. It may be possible to perform a Windows repair installation, which should theoretically only replace Windows files whilst leaving your applications and unique files intact. I say theoretically, because I have never personally done such a thing, so I couldn't tell you how safe it is to perform, nor do Microsoft themselves guarantee that your files will be safe. But that is, theoretically, one option. You would need your Windows XP disc for that.
I couldn't in good conscience recommend that procedure if you don't have a recent back-up of your files, though. And if you don't have a recent backup, then I can only think of one way of getting at those files without Windows, and it's a bit arse over tit. Unless you have them all on a second hard disk, of course.
Time for some silly questions, though. First, I presume you have switched your computer off fully and then tried logging in again? Second, have you tried booting into safe mode to see what happens then?
Exactly my problem,I can't log in because my computer corrupted the .dll responsible for the log in menu, so the only thing I can access is my BIOS.
Did you try safe mode?
If you cannot log in using safe mode, you might try a repair installation of Windows. You should not lose any of your saved files and all of your programs should still work because it don't reformat your drive, it just copys the basic Windows files from the CD, at least thats been the case each time i've had to do a repair install.
The Force is strong with him
11th September 2006
ok, im assuming the dll is a windows file, so do this take your windows cd and boot from it if your computer is auto doing that skip these steps enter the boot menu (usually hit f12 upon start up) and select the cd drive if that doesnt work hit f2 upon startup to enter the bios, make sure the computer tries to boot from the cd drive before the hard drive ok, now go in to the windows cd and hit r (for repair) now you'll get a dos screen, type in the admin password and type in: CHKDSK C: /r that will run a checkdisk on your computer, and fix any corrupted windows files, that will usually fix up most blue screen issues