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M MITCHELL asked on January 4, 2013. Status: Answered & Closed.

Corrupted Slwga.dll Causing DWM.exe Failure

» DWM.exe fails (desktop Windows Manager) due to corrupted SLWGA.dll (Software Licensing Windows Genuine Advantage). The message box upon startup appears: C:|Windows\system32\slwga.dll is either not designed to run in windows or it contains an error.  Try installing the program using the original media or contact your system administrator or the software vendor for support. Can I fix it without resinstalling windows?

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» Running sfc/scannow did not replace slwga.dll, and manual repalcement will do!

On the whole, the exe file runs programs and can be used as a delivery system for viruses or other malicious programs. Viruses often reside to .exe files (such as TrojanDownloader:Win32/Obvod.K); they can be running in the background, infecting or compromising the computer.

Besides, whenever an exe file is initiated, it can call a DLL file to check whether the necessary space is available in your hard drive. It will also check if any similar code already exists in the system and then helps the exe file to only write the source code which is necessary in the system.

If you encounter an issue related to both exe file and dll file, normally it should be dealt with at the same time, just because they interact as both cause and effect. That's why DLL Suite is invented. This suite has three built-in features of fixing dll file error, exe virus infection and sys file problems, it works after removing the viruses with antivirus software.

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EDITH FREWIN replied on January 10, 2013

All Answers:

  1. CONNIE BENEDICT replied on January 5, 2013: » Try copying the file over, then doing a clean boot to see if something by chance in startup is overwriting the file.STEPS TO PREPARE THE SYSTEM FOR A CLEAN BOOT: Click START > Type 'msconfig' (without quotes) and press enter > Click on the 'Startup' tab at the top > Click on the 'Disable All' button at the bottom and click apply > Restart your computer

  2. M MITCHELL replied on January 5, 2013: » I cannot overwrite the SLWGA.dll in the system32 folder within Safe Mode with Networking option or normal. Vista says I need permission to perform the copy. I already did an SFC /scannow and that did not work. I'll try the tool from MalwareBytes.

  3. JANET GAETA replied on January 6, 2013: » Do you have your Windows Vista Install/Recovery CD? We can use it to force a copy of the file. Where exactly did you save the slwga.dll file that you downloaded? What is your exact user account name?

  4. M MITCHELL replied on January 6, 2013: » M MITCHELL is my user account name. I Copy the file into C:\Windows\System32. I have a re installation dvd from dell.

  5. JANET GAETA replied on January 8, 2013: » Alright try this: Stick the DVD into the drive > Turn off the computer completely > Turn the computer on and immediately start pressing F12 > Pick CD/DVD drive in the boot list and press enter > Once it boots, choose the 'Repair My Computer' option > Once it gets to the menu that allows you to select How You Want to Repair Your Computer, choose to open up Command Prompt {or} you can press CTRL+U > Type:C:\ > Press enter cd windows\system32 >Press enter copy c:\users\mgrahn\desktop\slwga.dll c:\windows\system32 > Press enter

    When it confirms it has successfully transferred the file over, restart the computer.

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