Usung the repair facilities on XP pro

  MIKE 19:31 06 Dec 04

A friend of mine for no reason that I can think of decided to remove SP2 (He is Running XP proffesional)from his PC. He has now found his machine will not boot fully it tells him he has lost the file SHLWAPI.dll from the dynamic link library. He has tried using the XP disk to do a repair but it keeps asking him for his password as an admin user which he has never set. Does any one know how to get over this problem all ideas gratfully accepted.

  spikeychris 19:37 06 Dec 04

Has he just hit enter for the password.

  Mr Mistoffelees 19:53 06 Dec 04

Like Spikeychris says, just hit enter. Works for me.

  MIKE 20:05 06 Dec 04

Thanks guys he tried that no go. I will get him to reboot then try same again.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:00 06 Dec 04

SHLWAPI.dll used as part of explorer.

can he get in safe mode to the start menu?


sfc /scannow

in the run box XP will scan and replace missing / corrupt system files. He may need the XP disk in the drive if not preinstalled.

or download from click here

  lotvic 23:11 06 Dec 04

This is all I could find, it might be of some use - don't know if you can do it in safe mode or not.

click here;en-us;312149
How to enable an administrator to log on automatically in Recovery Console

  woodchip 23:32 06 Dec 04

He should choose install the point it to the drive where windows is loaded, it will then repair XP

  MIKE 17:08 07 Dec 04

Thanks guys for all your help much appreciated

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