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Solved error loading c:\windows\system32\inetcpl.cpl

March 4, 2011 at 13:53:49
Specs: Windows xp, 2gb
i get error while accessing IE. no matter which version of IE i use i get error loading c:\windows\system32\inetcpl.cpl.
I scanned my computer for virus or other infections but still not able to access IE.
Tried accessing IE on safe Mode but still the same error message.
Any help appriciated

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March 4, 2011 at 22:33:39
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"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.

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.

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