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Missing MSIMG32.DLL file

by buster_abby / February 2, 2009 10:02 PM PST

My operating system is xp and it is missing the MSIMG32.DLL file. I am unable to open my internet explorer or any other page. I need to know how to get this back on my own without having to take it to someone. I hope I can get help!!

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Re: Missing MSIMG32.DLL file
by Tufenuf / February 3, 2009 12:53 AM PST

buster_abby, There should be a copy of that file in your C:\Windows\System32 folder and your C:\Windows\System32\dllcache folder. Go into Folder Options>View tab and select "Show hidden files and folders" and uncheck "Hide protected operating system files (recommended)", click Apply/OK. Now open the C:\Windows\System32\dllcache folder, find the msimg32.dll file, right click it choose "Copy" then open the C:\Windows\System32 folder find an empty spot, right click and choose "Paste".

Tufenuf

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Missing MSIMG32.DLL
by buster_abby / February 3, 2009 1:18 AM PST

How do I open this folder options? I can't open either page at all

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Try this.
by Tufenuf / February 3, 2009 1:32 AM PST
In reply to: Missing MSIMG32.DLL

"How do I open this folder options? I can't open either page at all"

Start>Control Panel>Folder Options>View tab.

Tufenuf

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More help
by buster_abby / February 3, 2009 2:12 AM PST
In reply to: Try this.

Where do I find the systems folder \cache to? I dont know very much about computers.

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Re: More help
by Tufenuf / February 3, 2009 2:24 AM PST
In reply to: More help

Did you follow my instructions in my first reply and get into Folder Options and do what I said? If you did You would then go into Windows Explorer (NOT Internet Explorer) Start>Programs>Accessories>Windows Explorer. On the left click the "+" in front of My Computer, click the "+" in front of Local Disk (C:), click the "+" in front of the Windows folder, click the "+" in front of the System32 folder and you should the see the dllcache folder.

Tufenuf

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more help needed
by buster_abby / February 3, 2009 2:47 AM PST
In reply to: Re: More help

I done everything that you told me to do but it still wont work. THere is a message coming u saying 'This application has failed to start because MSIMG32.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.'
Now what can I do??

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Re: more help needed
by Tufenuf / February 3, 2009 2:52 AM PST
In reply to: more help needed

Let's try registering that dll file. Click Start, click Run the copy and paste or type in:

regsvr32 MSIMG32.dll

Click OK.

Note that the spacing is important.

Tufenuf

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still needs help
by buster_abby / February 3, 2009 2:54 AM PST
In reply to: more help needed

There was no file there that said MSIMG32.dll
There was one that said msinfo.32 with an i in the middle of it.
I used that one figuring that was it, it was the closest. But it didnt work. I really hope that you can help me

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Re: still needs help
by Tufenuf / February 3, 2009 3:02 AM PST
In reply to: still needs help

"There was no file there that said MSIMG32.dll
There was one that said msinfo.32 with an i in the middle of it.
I used that one figuring that was it, it was the closest. But it didnt work"

No that file will not work and you shouldn't have used it but it shouldn't hurt anything.

Try a System Restore to the closest date just PRIOR to when this problem started. Start>Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System Restore.

How to use System Restore Windows XP.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306084

Tufenuf

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Help
by buster_abby / February 3, 2009 7:08 AM PST
In reply to: Re: still needs help

It still never worked. It would not restore to any date, I tried a couple. Is there any other way that I can get it back?

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Please See Another Thread About Your Same Issue
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / February 3, 2009 8:34 AM PST
In reply to: still needs help
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