OLEAUT32.dll, is missing from your computer

June 19, 2011 at 14:55:39
Specs: Windows XP
OLEAUT32.dll," is missing from your computer- This is what my computer reads when I turn it on and or try to log on. I cant even get to a start menu to system restore. Safe mode as is saing the same thing. It wont let me go anywheere.
Would someone please help me fix my little girls school computer.
Thanks, Barb

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#1
June 19, 2011 at 14:56:53
Sorry, my spelling got way off.lol.. My other computer is super-slow. :0)

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#2
June 19, 2011 at 15:52:02
You are posting in the Windows 7 forum but your info above lists XP. Which OS in on her computer.
If it is a Windows 7 machine and you made a Windows 7 Repair Disk when it was working then you just need to boot to that to do a Start Up Repair (you may need to reset your boot order so the DVD drive is first). If you did not make one, you can make one on any Windows 7 machine that is the same basic type (32bit or 64bit) and use that. Otherwise depending on the manufacturer you may be able to do a Start Up Repair from their Recovery Console (see manual or online manual) that is built in or purchase from the mfg. a set of recovery disks for a small fee. Contact them for details. If under warranty you may be able to get phone support for free and they can walk you through the repair (again depending on the manufacturer). If you have an install disk of the same type you should also be able to do the repair from that.
If it is XP you probably need to get a recovery disk set.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#3
June 20, 2011 at 12:24:38
If that's the only file that is missing (possibly not) you could get a copy of the file and put it in using a Linux Live CD that just runs from the CD drive and RAM. You can access the HD from this. You need to get the right version (somebody,including myself, will probably be able to send one) but it depends also on which operating system you are using. On XP it goes in c:\windows\system32 (probably the same in Windows 7 but I would have to check).

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#4
June 23, 2011 at 08:11:45
faizy86

The problem is (the way I read it) that the computer is not working so it's going to be difficult to put the file in place - that's why I suggested the Linux Live CD.

The other thing is that file version can be important. Just downloading any old version could cause other issues. I can provide the one used for XP SP3.

Anyhow, it looks like the poster might have vanished.

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#5
June 23, 2011 at 20:01:54
The OP may have reposted in the XP forum.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#6
June 30, 2011 at 06:36:52
JodyFox

Registry cleaners only remove invalid entries, they don't repair the registry. As it is a valid file then the registry entry is valid too.

See also posts #4 and #5.


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