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I loaded XP Home version, run updates and loaded service
pak 1. I wanted to load Microsoft Word and Microsoft
Publisher CD's I get a error thats say's no Shell.DLL
file. Had no problem in the past. I tried running from
run window still will not work. Can anyone help. Thank
You, Newbie
 
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Hi,

So you've checked that shell.dll actually exists in the \windows\system32
folder?

Start/run cmd
Run PATH

Right-click the header bar, copy/paste the contents into a reply.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Newbie" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:889e01c49612$104ff5f0$a301280a@phx.gbl...
>I loaded XP Home version, run updates and loaded service
> pak 1. I wanted to load Microsoft Word and Microsoft
> Publisher CD's I get a error thats say's no Shell.DLL
> file. Had no problem in the past. I tried running from
> run window still will not work. Can anyone help. Thank
> You, Newbie
 
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Could you be any more cryptic Rick??? Even I don't understand the
instructions you gave. {]:~(

"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> So you've checked that shell.dll actually exists in the \windows\system32
> folder?
>
> Start/run cmd
> Run PATH
>
> Right-click the header bar, copy/paste the contents into a reply.
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>
> "Newbie" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:889e01c49612$104ff5f0$a301280a@phx.gbl...
> >I loaded XP Home version, run updates and loaded service
> > pak 1. I wanted to load Microsoft Word and Microsoft
> > Publisher CD's I get a error thats say's no Shell.DLL
> > file. Had no problem in the past. I tried running from
> > run window still will not work. Can anyone help. Thank
> > You, Newbie
>
>
>
 
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>> So you've checked that shell.dll actually exists in the \windows\system32
>> folder?

Doesn't sound very difficult to do, simply a matter of drilling down to that
folder and looking. Or, start/search/files and verify that it's in the right
folder.

>> Start/run cmd
>> Run PATH
>>
>> Right-click the header bar, copy/paste the contents into a reply.

Again, easy to do, it's nothing complicated.

Open a command prompt by entering "cmd" after clicking start-->run, then
click ok.

From the prompt, type PATH and hit <enter>

Right-click on the header bar of the command prompt, click edit/select all

Right-click on the header bar, click edit/copy

Open a reply, click in the message text area, hit ctrl+v to paste, or hit
edit/paste if using a newsreader.

Is that cryptic enough? There may be a bad statement in the system
environment settings.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"The Unknown P" <( mikisiw@msn.com )> wrote in message
news:573CBE5A-063D-401E-A8A3-3E649C807BEF@microsoft.com...
> Could you be any more cryptic Rick??? Even I don't understand the
> instructions you gave. {]:~(
>
> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> So you've checked that shell.dll actually exists in the \windows\system32
>> folder?
>>
>> Start/run cmd
>> Run PATH
>>
>> Right-click the header bar, copy/paste the contents into a reply.
>>
>> --
>> Best of Luck,
>>
>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>
>> "Newbie" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:889e01c49612$104ff5f0$a301280a@phx.gbl...
>> >I loaded XP Home version, run updates and loaded service
>> > pak 1. I wanted to load Microsoft Word and Microsoft
>> > Publisher CD's I get a error thats say's no Shell.DLL
>> > file. Had no problem in the past. I tried running from
>> > run window still will not work. Can anyone help. Thank
>> > You, Newbie
>>
>>
>>
 
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Hi there, Rick,

I am having this same issue. I did a search and found the shell.dll exists
in \WINNT\system folder but there are other application extensions in the
\WINNT\system32 folders such as:netshell, wmpshell and smshell.
Forgive my ignorance but I had no clue what you were rererring to regarding
the start cmd, et cetera. When I tried to hit start-->run, in open I typed
'cmd' 'run path' or just 'path' and I get an error message.

If you or anyone can tell it to me in newbie terms, I would appreciate it.

Thank you.

"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:

> >> So you've checked that shell.dll actually exists in the \windows\system32
> >> folder?
>
> Doesn't sound very difficult to do, simply a matter of drilling down to that
> folder and looking. Or, start/search/files and verify that it's in the right
> folder.
>
> >> Start/run cmd
> >> Run PATH
> >>
> >> Right-click the header bar, copy/paste the contents into a reply.
>
> Again, easy to do, it's nothing complicated.
>
> Open a command prompt by entering "cmd" after clicking start-->run, then
> click ok.
>
> From the prompt, type PATH and hit <enter>
>
> Right-click on the header bar of the command prompt, click edit/select all
>
> Right-click on the header bar, click edit/copy
>
> Open a reply, click in the message text area, hit ctrl+v to paste, or hit
> edit/paste if using a newsreader.
>
> Is that cryptic enough? There may be a bad statement in the system
> environment settings.
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>
> "The Unknown P" <( mikisiw@msn.com )> wrote in message
> news:573CBE5A-063D-401E-A8A3-3E649C807BEF@microsoft.com...
> > Could you be any more cryptic Rick??? Even I don't understand the
> > instructions you gave. {]:~(
> >
> > "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:
> >
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> So you've checked that shell.dll actually exists in the \windows\system32
> >> folder?
> >>
> >> Start/run cmd
> >> Run PATH
> >>
> >> Right-click the header bar, copy/paste the contents into a reply.
> >>
> >> --
> >> Best of Luck,
> >>
> >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> >> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> >> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> >>
> >> "Newbie" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:889e01c49612$104ff5f0$a301280a@phx.gbl...
> >> >I loaded XP Home version, run updates and loaded service
> >> > pak 1. I wanted to load Microsoft Word and Microsoft
> >> > Publisher CD's I get a error thats say's no Shell.DLL
> >> > file. Had no problem in the past. I tried running from
> >> > run window still will not work. Can anyone help. Thank
> >> > You, Newbie
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>
 
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shell.dll is always loaded from system32 (as are nearly all system dlls - this behaviour supercedes normal search behaviour). Some programs check for it in system (it's old home) but all files in system are just for programs to find so they think they can run (some programs are too clever for their own good).

Copy it from system to system32/

Rick meant
Clicl Start, Click Run, Type CMD in the dialog box. A terminal window opens, type PATH there and press enter.

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"Miranda" <Miranda@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:9E2DC108-A44C-499F-B43D-7146F1F9636A@microsoft.com...
> Hi there, Rick,
>
> I am having this same issue. I did a search and found the shell.dll exists
> in \WINNT\system folder but there are other application extensions in the
> \WINNT\system32 folders such as:netshell, wmpshell and smshell.
> Forgive my ignorance but I had no clue what you were rererring to regarding
> the start cmd, et cetera. When I tried to hit start-->run, in open I typed
> 'cmd' 'run path' or just 'path' and I get an error message.
>
> If you or anyone can tell it to me in newbie terms, I would appreciate it.
>
> Thank you.
>
> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:
>
>> >> So you've checked that shell.dll actually exists in the \windows\system32
>> >> folder?
>>
>> Doesn't sound very difficult to do, simply a matter of drilling down to that
>> folder and looking. Or, start/search/files and verify that it's in the right
>> folder.
>>
>> >> Start/run cmd
>> >> Run PATH
>> >>
>> >> Right-click the header bar, copy/paste the contents into a reply.
>>
>> Again, easy to do, it's nothing complicated.
>>
>> Open a command prompt by entering "cmd" after clicking start-->run, then
>> click ok.
>>
>> From the prompt, type PATH and hit <enter>
>>
>> Right-click on the header bar of the command prompt, click edit/select all
>>
>> Right-click on the header bar, click edit/copy
>>
>> Open a reply, click in the message text area, hit ctrl+v to paste, or hit
>> edit/paste if using a newsreader.
>>
>> Is that cryptic enough? There may be a bad statement in the system
>> environment settings.
>>
>> --
>> Best of Luck,
>>
>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>
>> "The Unknown P" <( mikisiw@msn.com )> wrote in message
>> news:573CBE5A-063D-401E-A8A3-3E649C807BEF@microsoft.com...
>> > Could you be any more cryptic Rick??? Even I don't understand the
>> > instructions you gave. {]:~(
>> >
>> > "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Hi,
>> >>
>> >> So you've checked that shell.dll actually exists in the \windows\system32
>> >> folder?
>> >>
>> >> Start/run cmd
>> >> Run PATH
>> >>
>> >> Right-click the header bar, copy/paste the contents into a reply.
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Best of Luck,
>> >>
>> >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> >> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> >> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>> >>
>> >> "Newbie" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:889e01c49612$104ff5f0$a301280a@phx.gbl...
>> >> >I loaded XP Home version, run updates and loaded service
>> >> > pak 1. I wanted to load Microsoft Word and Microsoft
>> >> > Publisher CD's I get a error thats say's no Shell.DLL
>> >> > file. Had no problem in the past. I tried running from
>> >> > run window still will not work. Can anyone help. Thank
>> >> > You, Newbie
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>
>>
 
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Oh thank you, David Candy. I thank you as well as my five year old. The
program is up and running and I appreciate the lay explanation of Rick's
post. I also learned something, which is always good. Thank you again for the
'sweet' taste of accomplishment (pun intended).

Peace and love.

"David Candy" wrote:

> shell.dll is always loaded from system32 (as are nearly all system dlls - this behaviour supercedes normal search behaviour). Some programs check for it in system (it's old home) but all files in system are just for programs to find so they think they can run (some programs are too clever for their own good).
>
> Copy it from system to system32/
>
> Rick meant
> Clicl Start, Click Run, Type CMD in the dialog box. A terminal window opens, type PATH there and press enter.
>
> --
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> http://www.uscricket.com
> "Miranda" <Miranda@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:9E2DC108-A44C-499F-B43D-7146F1F9636A@microsoft.com...
> > Hi there, Rick,
> >
> > I am having this same issue. I did a search and found the shell.dll exists
> > in \WINNT\system folder but there are other application extensions in the
> > \WINNT\system32 folders such as:netshell, wmpshell and smshell.
> > Forgive my ignorance but I had no clue what you were rererring to regarding
> > the start cmd, et cetera. When I tried to hit start-->run, in open I typed
> > 'cmd' 'run path' or just 'path' and I get an error message.
> >
> > If you or anyone can tell it to me in newbie terms, I would appreciate it.
> >
> > Thank you.
> >
> > "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:
> >
> >> >> So you've checked that shell.dll actually exists in the \windows\system32
> >> >> folder?
> >>
> >> Doesn't sound very difficult to do, simply a matter of drilling down to that
> >> folder and looking. Or, start/search/files and verify that it's in the right
> >> folder.
> >>
> >> >> Start/run cmd
> >> >> Run PATH
> >> >>
> >> >> Right-click the header bar, copy/paste the contents into a reply.
> >>
> >> Again, easy to do, it's nothing complicated.
> >>
> >> Open a command prompt by entering "cmd" after clicking start-->run, then
> >> click ok.
> >>
> >> From the prompt, type PATH and hit <enter>
> >>
> >> Right-click on the header bar of the command prompt, click edit/select all
> >>
> >> Right-click on the header bar, click edit/copy
> >>
> >> Open a reply, click in the message text area, hit ctrl+v to paste, or hit
> >> edit/paste if using a newsreader.
> >>
> >> Is that cryptic enough? There may be a bad statement in the system
> >> environment settings.
> >>
> >> --
> >> Best of Luck,
> >>
> >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> >> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> >> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> >>
> >> "The Unknown P" <( mikisiw@msn.com )> wrote in message
> >> news:573CBE5A-063D-401E-A8A3-3E649C807BEF@microsoft.com...
> >> > Could you be any more cryptic Rick??? Even I don't understand the
> >> > instructions you gave. {]:~(
> >> >
> >> > "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> Hi,
> >> >>
> >> >> So you've checked that shell.dll actually exists in the \windows\system32
> >> >> folder?
> >> >>
> >> >> Start/run cmd
> >> >> Run PATH
> >> >>
> >> >> Right-click the header bar, copy/paste the contents into a reply.
> >> >>
> >> >> --
> >> >> Best of Luck,
> >> >>
> >> >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> >> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> >> >> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> >> >> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> >> >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> >> >>
> >> >> "Newbie" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> >> news:889e01c49612$104ff5f0$a301280a@phx.gbl...
> >> >> >I loaded XP Home version, run updates and loaded service
> >> >> > pak 1. I wanted to load Microsoft Word and Microsoft
> >> >> > Publisher CD's I get a error thats say's no Shell.DLL
> >> >> > file. Had no problem in the past. I tried running from
> >> >> > run window still will not work. Can anyone help. Thank
> >> >> > You, Newbie
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
 
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There is nothing sweet about my name. It was used to frighten children (be good or the candymen will get you). Candymen are murderers employed by mine owners to kill pr bash workers and their families that complain.

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"Miranda" <Miranda@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:B9786819-F134-4929-A36C-D7FAC84C5B3D@microsoft.com...
> Oh thank you, David Candy. I thank you as well as my five year old. The
> program is up and running and I appreciate the lay explanation of Rick's
> post. I also learned something, which is always good. Thank you again for the
> 'sweet' taste of accomplishment (pun intended).
>
> Peace and love.
>
> "David Candy" wrote:
>
>> shell.dll is always loaded from system32 (as are nearly all system dlls - this behaviour supercedes normal search behaviour). Some programs check for it in system (it's old home) but all files in system are just for programs to find so they think they can run (some programs are too clever for their own good).
>>
>> Copy it from system to system32/
>>
>> Rick meant
>> Clicl Start, Click Run, Type CMD in the dialog box. A terminal window opens, type PATH there and press enter.
>>
>> --
>> ----------------------------------------------------------
>> http://www.uscricket.com
>> "Miranda" <Miranda@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:9E2DC108-A44C-499F-B43D-7146F1F9636A@microsoft.com...
>> > Hi there, Rick,
>> >
>> > I am having this same issue. I did a search and found the shell.dll exists
>> > in \WINNT\system folder but there are other application extensions in the
>> > \WINNT\system32 folders such as:netshell, wmpshell and smshell.
>> > Forgive my ignorance but I had no clue what you were rererring to regarding
>> > the start cmd, et cetera. When I tried to hit start-->run, in open I typed
>> > 'cmd' 'run path' or just 'path' and I get an error message.
>> >
>> > If you or anyone can tell it to me in newbie terms, I would appreciate it.
>> >
>> > Thank you.
>> >
>> > "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:
>> >
>> >> >> So you've checked that shell.dll actually exists in the \windows\system32
>> >> >> folder?
>> >>
>> >> Doesn't sound very difficult to do, simply a matter of drilling down to that
>> >> folder and looking. Or, start/search/files and verify that it's in the right
>> >> folder.
>> >>
>> >> >> Start/run cmd
>> >> >> Run PATH
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Right-click the header bar, copy/paste the contents into a reply.
>> >>
>> >> Again, easy to do, it's nothing complicated.
>> >>
>> >> Open a command prompt by entering "cmd" after clicking start-->run, then
>> >> click ok.
>> >>
>> >> From the prompt, type PATH and hit <enter>
>> >>
>> >> Right-click on the header bar of the command prompt, click edit/select all
>> >>
>> >> Right-click on the header bar, click edit/copy
>> >>
>> >> Open a reply, click in the message text area, hit ctrl+v to paste, or hit
>> >> edit/paste if using a newsreader.
>> >>
>> >> Is that cryptic enough? There may be a bad statement in the system
>> >> environment settings.
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Best of Luck,
>> >>
>> >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> >> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> >> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>> >>
>> >> "The Unknown P" <( mikisiw@msn.com )> wrote in message
>> >> news:573CBE5A-063D-401E-A8A3-3E649C807BEF@microsoft.com...
>> >> > Could you be any more cryptic Rick??? Even I don't understand the
>> >> > instructions you gave. {]:~(
>> >> >
>> >> > "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:
>> >> >
>> >> >> Hi,
>> >> >>
>> >> >> So you've checked that shell.dll actually exists in the \windows\system32
>> >> >> folder?
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Start/run cmd
>> >> >> Run PATH
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Right-click the header bar, copy/paste the contents into a reply.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> --
>> >> >> Best of Luck,
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> >> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> >> >> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> >> >> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> >> >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>> >> >>
>> >> >> "Newbie" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> >> news:889e01c49612$104ff5f0$a301280a@phx.gbl...
>> >> >> >I loaded XP Home version, run updates and loaded service
>> >> >> > pak 1. I wanted to load Microsoft Word and Microsoft
>> >> >> > Publisher CD's I get a error thats say's no Shell.DLL
>> >> >> > file. Had no problem in the past. I tried running from
>> >> >> > run window still will not work. Can anyone help. Thank
>> >> >> > You, Newbie
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>