Whenever I try to open any application that is installed on my laptop, a message comes up saying that "this application failed to start because iertutil.dll was not found". It tells me little else other than that.
This started after I tried to fix a different problem on my laptop. Last night I installed some updates, before shutting down my computer. This morning, my computer would freeze completely after I turned it on. It eventually stopped freezing long enough to get to a screen with the message "Configuring updates: Stage 3 0f 3 - 0% complete, etc." I tried to get around this problem by using a solution that I found when searching the problem online. The solution had me select "repair computer" option when the laptop was first turned on. It then had me open up a command prompt and rename a file called pending.xml. Afterwards, I was able to log in just fine, but, then the iertutil.ll problem arose.
Nearly everywhere I have looked, I've found only Windows XP users suffering from this issue, and most of th solutions offered require windows explorer to be working (which is among th many applications on my computer that is adamently refusing to work). If you can help me out, then I canassure you it will be greatly appreciated.