|"i get error loading c:\windows\system32\inetcpl.cpl."|
inetcpl.cpl is the Internet Options control panel .
Apparently there is always another message after that.
Which one ? :
%1 is not a valid Win32 application.
THE SPECIFIED MODULE CAN'T BE FOUND.
Which IE version do you have installed ?
XP comes with IE 6.x.
Most people these days install IE 8.
Apparently you can often fix this error by un-installing IE 8 (or IE 7) and installing it again.
It's a VERY good idea to disable any resident module of any anti-malware software that you have running before you do the following.
See response 3 regarding disabling resident modules of anti-malware software:
See response 14 in that if you have Panda Global Protection
Go to Control Panel - Classic View - Add or Remove Programs
and Un-install IE 8 (or IE 7), then re-install it.
If you don't have the installation file, go to the Microsoft web site after IE 8 (or 7) has been un-installed (you will still have IE 6) and get it, or you can go to the Windows Updates page on the Microsoft web site and do a Custom search for updates and IE 8 will be listed for you to install.
Then enable any resident modules of anti-malware programs that you disabled.
You should never have the resident module for more than one anti-malware program running at the same time.