Original Title: How to fix browseui.dll without original windows disk?
Well, kids, here's the deal.
I locked myself out of my computer and installed PC Login Now to erase my passwords. It worked beautifully, and I now have my computer back after months and months.
There was only one little weirdness: Every time I logged on to my computer, it wanted me to check my disk. Anxious to get my computer up and running and personalized how I like it, I bypassed this the first few times. Then, when I had a few minutes, I figured I had better let the disk check run, so I let it.
NOW, when I turn my computer on, I get an error message that my browseui.dll file is not a valid windows image and my windows explorer doesn't work. So I have been getting around on the web looking for a fix via task manager, which is a pain. Someone suggested to use the scannow command line in the command prompt, so I tried that, but it requires my windows XP disk which I think may be in a different state with my mother. So I just bypassed it every time it needed the disk, and VOILA! everything peachy.
Until, that is, I turn my computer on again. We're back in the same place. Well, running that scan and bypassing the disk every time took me about an hour, and I just can't do that every time I need to use my computer.
I tried system restore, with no change. I tried running from the command prompt and choosing a date AND picking "Last good configuration" in the f12 or f8 menu. No peanuts.
So we're down to this:
1. IS there a way to fix this file without the disk?
2. Can I get another copy of the disk without having to buy it?
3. Though I don't PARTICULALRY want to, would upgrading to Windows 7 fix the problem? (But I really love my XP...)