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  • Hello. I've seen the above message multiple times with reinstalling Windows, and for different .dll - but mostly the kernelbase.

    My motherboard is a MSi product, so I was given a Drivers & Utilities disc to enable internet. As soon as I install the LAN driver, it gives me the error message. The disc also gives me an installation of Google Chrome, but for whatever reason, it's slow and won't allow me the search engine nor click on any links to obtain a security program like Avast.

    The message also pops up whenever I am trying to access IE. Since I'm avoiding the Chrome install from the disc, I tried to maneuver and seek Avast via IE, but it's the same slowness I've encountered with Chrome.

    I've tried reinstalling Windows 7 Professional a couple of times to rid of the problem - because I am fairly ignorant and assumed that a virus leaked from just staring at Yahoo! the very first time I was able to open IE. Maybe that isn't the correct road to take, but there you have it.

    I've read other threads of this topic, but everyone's situation is unique and I'm in need of some help. This is a brand new set-up that I've built myself -- and whenever I assembled parts with a MSi motherboard before, with the Drivers & Utilities disc, I have never encountered the error message before in my life. My internet browsers never took a millennium to open.

    Thank you to whomever answers this. 

    EDIT ADDITION: There is a program option in the Start menu that reads 'Windows PowerShell' and it's for modules. However, it is unable to do so because of the "execution of scripts is disabeled on this system".

    Monday, February 3, 2014 12:09 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    The validation errors occur if certain Shell Extension not compatible with Windows or some system files are corrupted.

    Regarding Windows Explorer issue, please use ShellExView to disable related extensions of Windows Explorer:

    Download ShellExView v1.41 from the following link http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.zip

    Please Note: The third-party product discussed here is manufactured by a company that is independent of Microsoft. We make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding this product's performance or reliability.

    b. Extract "shexview.zip" file and open shexview.exe. It will scan the registry for all the shell extensions.
    c. Select all the non-Microsoft extensions in pink by press "Ctrl" in the keyboard.
    d. Click the "Disable Selected Items" on the toolbar and click Yes.
    e. Restart your computer and check if the issue is resolved.

    I would suggest that you run a SFC scan which would scan for corrupt system files on the computer and replace them.

    How to use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833

    Please also install any available Windows updates. Many service packs and other patches replace or update some of the hundreds of Microsoft distributed DLL files on your computer.

    If the troubleshooting advices above is unsuccessful, performing a Startup Repair should restore all Windows DLL files to their working versions.

    Startup Repair

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features/startup-repair

    Hope it helps.

    Regards,

    Blair Deng


    Blair Deng
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Cloud_TS Monday, February 17, 2014 3:35 PM
    Tuesday, February 4, 2014 7:53 AM

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  • Update: Internet browsers are continuing to be a slow process - and that also applies to downloading/installing programs. 
    Monday, February 3, 2014 2:58 PM
  • Hi,

    The validation errors occur if certain Shell Extension not compatible with Windows or some system files are corrupted.

    Regarding Windows Explorer issue, please use ShellExView to disable related extensions of Windows Explorer:

    Download ShellExView v1.41 from the following link http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.zip

    Please Note: The third-party product discussed here is manufactured by a company that is independent of Microsoft. We make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding this product's performance or reliability.

    b. Extract "shexview.zip" file and open shexview.exe. It will scan the registry for all the shell extensions.
    c. Select all the non-Microsoft extensions in pink by press "Ctrl" in the keyboard.
    d. Click the "Disable Selected Items" on the toolbar and click Yes.
    e. Restart your computer and check if the issue is resolved.

    I would suggest that you run a SFC scan which would scan for corrupt system files on the computer and replace them.

    How to use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833

    Please also install any available Windows updates. Many service packs and other patches replace or update some of the hundreds of Microsoft distributed DLL files on your computer.

    If the troubleshooting advices above is unsuccessful, performing a Startup Repair should restore all Windows DLL files to their working versions.

    Startup Repair

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features/startup-repair

    Hope it helps.

    Regards,

    Blair Deng


    Blair Deng
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Cloud_TS Monday, February 17, 2014 3:35 PM
    Tuesday, February 4, 2014 7:53 AM