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Re-install XP, install Recovery Console, ran Autoupdate-error with Exlporer & schlwapi.dll

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I have XP Pro installed Full Verison, I attempted to install Recovery Console and was given an incompatible version.  I used the same CD and re-installed XP Pro.  Then I installed the Recovery Console.  Since I re-installed XP, I had to run autoupdate v5 and after several minutes when prompted re-booted.  

Upon re-booting, I received an error for Explorer and schlwapi.dll  Unable to go any further.  Re-booted, same thing, restored to last good configuration did not work.  This is a laptop without a 3.5" floppy, and using a USB floppy I could not run ASR.  Safemode does not work to restore backup, unable to boot to safemode.

I tried booting with XP CD and selecting Repair, that did not work.  I re-installed XP, before downloading updates, I created a restore point.  Then downloaded updates, prompted to re-boot and back to the same error message of Explorer and schlwapi.dll

So obviously the problem lies with MS downloads.  Any way to figure which one or a way around this after downloading updates?

Thank you, Doc
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by:Firedoc0
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I have found the solution needed, thank all that may have began researching this problem or who have dealt with this issue before.  Here is the solution.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;829786

To resolve this problem, you must restart your computer in the Windows XP Recovery Console, and then replace the damaged DLL files. To do this, follow these steps:

   1. Use the Windows XP Setup start-up disks or the Windows XP CD-ROM to start your computer.
   2. At the "Welcome to Setup" screen, press R, and then press C to start the Recovery Console.
   3. Type the number for the appropriate Windows XP installation, and then type the Administrator account password.
   4. Type the following commands, and then press ENTER after each command:

      cd \
      cd windows\system32
      ren winlogon.exe winlogon.old
      ren msgina.dll msgina.old
      ren shell32.dll shell32.old
      ren shlwapi.dll shlwapi.old
      cd..
      cd servicepackfiles\i386
      copy MSGINA.DLL c:\windows\system32
      copy SHELL32.DLL c:\windows\system32
      copy WINLOGON.EXE c:\windows\system32
      copy SHLWAPI.DLL c:\windows\system32

      Note If the DLL files are not in the Servicepackfiles folder, you must expand these files from the Windows XP installation CD-ROM and copy them to the System32 folder. To expand these files from the Windows XP installation CD, follow these steps:
         1. Put the Windows XP installation CD in your CD-ROM or DVD drive.
         2. Type the following commands, and then press ENTER after each command:

            expand CD_Drive_Letter:\i386\MSGINA.DL_ C:\windows\system32
            expand CD_Drive_Letter:\i386\SHELL.DL_ C:\windows\system32
            expand CD_Drive_Letter:\i386\WINLOGON.EX_ C:\windows\system32
            expand CD_Drive_Letter:\i386\SHLWAPI.DL_ C:\windows\system32
            cd\
            cd windows\system32
            ren *.dl_ *.dll
            ren *.ex_ *.exe
   5. Type exit, and then press ENTER.

Thank you, Doc
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by:Firedoc0
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I went to the Community Support page and clicked on Support. now do I search through the 119 entries or do I ask Ask a Community Support Expert or the Page Editor ?  

I just asked the Page Editor and entered into the subject line "I resolved my problem myself" and copy & pasted my orginial post and my reply stating I resolved my own problem.  If that is what I am to do.  If I understand http://www.experts-exchange.com/help.jsp#hi70 correctly.  

I notice I have the option to Edit or Delete this Question from this screen, why not a link to request Zero points then.

Thank you for your assistance, Doc
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