error message: explorer.exe unable to locate component RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    I"m just a student in the IT program, but  I seem to run into an issue that I don't how to fix it.  I wiped my son's pc, then re-loaded it with xp professional 32 bit, and started having these problems.

    Everything to go well, but when the "Welcome" part of the xp part came up, it would blurp out "Explorer.exe unable to locate component"  well, i went to the windows forums and somone put that I was to put in the safe mode boots to put in "browseul.dll" and it didn't work.  I wonder if I got a bad download from my school?  What do you think




    Sunday, October 23, 2011 2:44 AM

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  • I don't think XP CD is corrupted. Lets repair the installation once.. follow this link to repair the windows XP:

    Set your first boot device in the Bios to CD-Rom. Insert your Windows XP CD, save the bios settings and exit. Soon "Press any key to boot of CD" will appear on the screen, hit the space bar to continue.

    Now setup will inspect your hardware and software, it then will load various files required for the repair. Just wait and be patient, this may take a few moments.

    Soon a menu will appear press enter to continue.

    Now the "End User Agreement" Press "F8" if you agree, "ESC" if you don't. 

    You will now have to select the installation you wish to repair. Usually there is only one, but sometimes, there may be 2 or more (i.e. you have done a parallel install to resolve a problem), use the up/down arrow key to select the install, and then press "R" to continue.

    Setup will now examine the disk be patient, it can take a few minutes.

    Setup will go through a percentage - 1 to 100%

    A screen will soon appear. Press "F3" to continue

    Now setup will reboot system, wait 15 seconds or just press enter.

    Now it is time to see if this has solved your problems.

    Regards, h9ck3r.
    Sunday, October 23, 2011 4:30 PM
  • I will have to try it, unfortunately, I will have to read my A+, and my boys are sleeping.  But the link that you mentioned didn't come up.  But, I will let you know asap what happens, good or bad.  Thanks!
    Tuesday, October 25, 2011 2:51 AM
  • sorry i didn't mention the link. but i have pasted the content on how to repair. The steps have been given.. just try it..
    Regards, h9ck3r.
    Tuesday, October 25, 2011 4:37 PM