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M BAKK asked on March 14, 2013. Status: Answered & Closed.

COMCTL32.dll File Suddenly Lost

» The program can't start because COMCTL32.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem. And i don't think it was me. Can't run Windows 7 home premium 32 bit repair disk routine as the absence of this file COMCTL32.dll won't let me. Can somebody out there help me with very clear instructions as to how reinstall it?


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» ComCtl32. Dll, a Dynamic Link Assortment (DLL) file, affords the functionality in Windows 7 computer itself to create and manage screen windows and the majority basic controls, such for the reason that, buttons, scrollbars, receive mouse and computer keyboard input and other functioning from the GUI part. The basic controls are now living ComCtl32. dll file, plus the common controls (Common Management Library).

Microsoft Windows 7 is undoubtedly an operating system of the Graphical user interface (GUI) type. It highlights the benefit of this file in your smooth working of your laptop. There are so lots of cases when this report crashes and shows an oversight message. For example, when browsing the files with Windows Explorer, it may suddenly crash showing an oversight message.

An app running in Windows 7 computer that needs ComCtl32. dll file may close unexpectedly if this doesn't exist in your program. It might be possible that it can be moved, renamed, misplaced or infected by viruses/Trojan(Trojan:MSIL/Bladabindi.G).

Restore the file spine. You can download that file from DLL Suite. Besides, you can use DLL Suite to free download any missing dll files and fix the related dll errors to the faulty one.

MARY THOMAS replied on March 20, 2013


All Answers:

  1. ROBERT NUANES replied on March 14, 2013: » COMCTL32.dll is the ‘User Experience Controls Library' application extension file type and is a valid Microsoft system file.

    I'd recommend you to run a System File Checker (SFC) scan on your computer. SFC tool scans system files and replaces incorrect versions of the system files by using the correct versions.

  2. M BAKK replied on March 15, 2013: » I followed the System File Checker instructions but there was a problem when i tried to print them. C:\users\Fingle\AppData\local\temp\Low\AQ2KHEP8.htm appears and ESET ttal protection warns me that there is a Threat-HTML/Scrinject.B.gen virus-. I immediately delete it but if i try to print again, the same happens.

    I went through the CFC routine and was told that "Windows Resource protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. details are in the CBS.windir\logs\CBS\CBS.log for example C:\Windows\logs\cbs.log" Then appears prompt "C:\Windows\System32. I go through the find flles routine as prompted and nothig happens!

  3. ROBERT NUANES replied on March 16, 2013: » Since System File Checker (SFC) found corrupt files which couldn't be repaired, you would have to replace the corrupt file(s) with a good copy of the same.

    Method 1:

    Follow the steps listed under "To determine which files could not be repaired by the System File Checker tool, follow these steps:" to troubleshoot the issue. How to use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7

    Note: Refer the "More Information" section in the article.

    Method 2: Perform repair installation of Windows 7.

  4. BRADLEY COPPIN replied on March 17, 2013: » Yes, you can reinstall Windows 7 if you have the installation disc. Important:

    Formatting your hard disk during a custom installation of Windows 7 permanently erases everything on the partition that you are formatting, including your files, settings, and programs.

    Back up any files and settings you want to keep so that you can restore them after the installation is complete. You'll need to reinstall your programs, so make sure you have the installation discs and product keys for the programs you want to use in Windows 7, or setup files for any programs you downloaded from the Internet.

  5. AMY BODNER replied on March 19, 2013: » Restore comctl32.dll from the Recycle Bin. The easiest possible cause of a "missing" comctl32.dll file is that you've mistakenly deleted it.

    1. Open the Recycle Bin by double-clicking on its icon on the Desktop.

    2. Locate and then select whatever file(s) and/or folder(s) you need to restore.

    3. Right-click on the selection and then choose Restore.

    4. These files and folders will now be restored to their original locations.

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