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Old March 31st, 2005, 10:15 PM
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comctl32.dll problem when I boot up

how can I stop comctl32.dll
from coming up when I boot up

also can't seem to get in
safe mode

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Old March 31st, 2005, 10:20 PM
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Try this link to download the file you may need.


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Old March 31st, 2005, 11:10 PM
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If the computer won't boot up at all and the error message is "The Comctl32.dll file cannot start," complete instructions on getting a working copy of comctl32.dll into the C:\Windows\System folder are in this Microsoft Knowledge Base article.

Scroll down to the section headed "Resolution" for step-by-step instructions.

You can boot into Safe Mode by repeatedly pressing and releasing the F8 key while the computer is booting up (if you hold it down, you will most likely get a keyboard error). That will get you to the boot menu where you can choose Safe Mode.
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