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Windows shell common dll has stopped working

  1. #11


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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    It was ran as administrator

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  2. #12


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


    Did you get the spaces right between the /'s ?
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  3. #13


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Yep. The error doesn't refer to an incorrect syntax. I typed it correctly
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  4. #14


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    That's not good.

    If dism won't work, I would say you have a serious problem.

    A refresh or restore might be needed.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    I'm gonna try what Ztruker suggested. Thanks for your help 😊
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  6. #16


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


    You're welcome.
    Sorry I couldn't help better.
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  7. #17


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


    It looks like the module that had the error is related to the control panel in the audio section.

    Reading what you said about the error it is most likely that you don't have appropriate drivers for that particular hardware on your system. Try to find the website for the hardware that runs your audio and download the latest Windows 8 drivers for your system. Then try either reinstalling the drivers or removing the drivers that are there and then reinstalling.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Thanks for the reply.

    I had already tried that to no avail.

    Sadly it turns out my ssd was on it's way out and its died today. This is replacement for a previous ssd which was exactly the same and now this was has given up.

    I have re-installed windows to another hdd and my sound problem has gone away!
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