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Desktop disappeared after explorer.exe error

  1. #11


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8


    Thank you! I am running sfc /scannow and will let you know how it went.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8


    After the sfc /scannow reached 100% an error message poped up saying: "The program can't start because WININET.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem" at the top of the error message popup window it said "sfc.exe". Then the cmd line said "Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them."

    I am going to try to run the Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth and let you know
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  3. #13


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    If you have Control Panel visible in Explorer, open All control panel items & click on Recovery.

    Click image for larger version

    If that works, you might want to refresh your computer.
    Or return it to original factory settings.

    Unless Someone has a better idea.
    Feel free to jump in & offer advice.

    EDIT-

    If you have the Recycle Bin on the Desktop, open Explorer & click on Desktop.

    Right click Recycle Bin & choose Open.
    Look to see if the DLL is there.
    If so, restore it.
    Last edited by David Bailey; 19 May 2013 at 14:03.
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  4. #14


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Is there a way to extract and expand the systems files from an install disk? Like you could with Windows XP install disks? They've got the stuff compressed on the 7 and 8 install disks.
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  5. #15


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    It's been a while.

    Have you got it fixed ?
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