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by: brakewell June 10, 2005 10:44 AM PDT

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by brakewell - 6/10/05 10:44 AM

Hi There all you brainy lot can any of you help me. I have a problem with my sons computer, it is running windows home XP SP1 When you try to start the computer it gets to the screen where it places a picture for the desktop no other icons and then a rectangle banner comes up. In the top part of the banner the blue line it says EXPLORER.EXE UNABLE TO LOCATE COMPONENT. In the grey part of the banner it says "This application has failed to start because BROWSEUI.dll was not found. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem. I have tried to start in safe mode but the same thing happens. I have gone into f8 to try to start from the last known good configuration but to no avail. Someone told me you can repair windows from the windows CD without fully reinstalling. I put the windows cd in and when it went so far it offered me two options 1) to install a fresh windows or 2) to repair windows I chose the repair route, but all that came up with was a command line and when I type help a lot of commands that I do not understand or know how to use. Can any of you chaps help me out. I will thank you now in anticipation of your response's Kindest Regards Tony B

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