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Windows GUI Errors

AD Object Selector not working

  • Symptom: When pressing add in the security dialog, the add user dialog (ActiveDirectory object selector dialog) does not open, instead the error message "Unable to display the user selection dialog. ↵ The specified module could not be found." is displayed.
The problem may arise if some system file paths in the registry are invalid. This can be caused by a drive letter change to the system drive or a virus. C:\Windows\system32\REGSVR32 objsel.dllsolves the problem. Annoyances.org indicates that "riched32.dll" should be replaced to solve the issue, but it seems that is for Win2k only.

Device Manager not working

  • Symptom: Event Viewer does not open at all. MMC devmgmt.mscīs error message: "Snap-in failed to initialize."
The problem may arise if some system file paths in the registry are invalid. This can be caused by a drive letter change to the system drive or a virus. Try: C:\Windows\system32\REGSVR32 dmocx.dll C:\Windows\system32\REGSVR32 msxml3.dll

Event Viewer not working

  • Symptom: Event Viewer does not open at all. Error message: "MMC cannot open the file C:\Windows\system32\eventvwr.msc." and "This may be because the file does not exist, is not an MMC console, ..."
The problem may arise if some system file paths in the registry are invalid. This can be caused by a drive letter change to the system drive or a virus. Try: C:\Windows\system32\REGSVR32 els.dll C:\Windows\system32\REGSVR32 msxml3.dll

Network Connections Folder not opening

  • or not showing any Adapters, just a blank list.
Try: C:\Windows\system32\REGSVR32 netcfgx.dll C:\Windows\system32\REGSVR32 netsetup.cpl

Program cannot launch when double-clicked

  • Symptom: After double-clicking a program, a messagebox with a red ((*)) and the following error text appears: "Application Error", "The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000135). Click on OK to terminate the application.", [OK].
Most likely, this application has been written in a .net language, and the .net Framework is missing on your computer. The Setup can be fetched from download.microsoft.com.

Windows Explorer / Start Menu Bar not working

  • Symptom: The start menu bar is appearing as a empty thick gray line on the bottom of the screen but start menu is not opening on hitting the [Win]-key. [Win]+[R] however, does work. (WinXp-64)
  • Symptom: Event Viewer does not open details window when double-clicking an event entry. After fixing as described below, Event Viewer needs to be restarted. (WinXp-64)
The "DCOM Server Process Launcher" service may not be started. Open "services.msc" and see if the service can be started manually. If this service has a Status of "Disabled", set it to "Automatic".

Windows Service Errors

Windows Boot+Kernel Errors

Howto: Register Dr. Watson as kernel error handler KB156669

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