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Unable to Locate DLL

STOP: 0xC0000135

 
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A DLL file is missing or the registry is corrupted.

The name of the damaged DLL file will be shown in the BSoD Stop message.

This is a fatal Windows error, typically called a Stop message, Bug Check, or more commonly the Blue Screen of Death (BSoD). The system is in a forced reboot state. Any unsaved work is likely lost.

 
   
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A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

Unable to Locate DLL

The dynamic link library Filename could not be found in the specified path Default Load Path.

Technical Information:

*** STOP: 0xC0000135

Beginning dump of physical memory
Physical memory dump complete.

Contact your system administrator or technical support group for further
assistance.

 
 
Text may appear differently depending on where the error occurs.
Additional technical information (hex values) specific to a machine are not shown.
 
   
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Full Title
  Unable to Locate DLL 

Stop Code
  0xC0000135 

Type
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  XP, 2003

Vendor
  Microsoft Corporation
 
   
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Use Last Known Good Configuration
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If you are unable successfully boot into Windows because of the fatal error, Windows has an option to reload registry information from the last successful boot. To revert to the last successful boot:

  1. Reboot the computer.
  2. Near the end of the BIOS messages or graphic, but well before anything appears from Windows, press the F8 key. You may only have a few seconds to get the right spot to press F8 before it attempts to go into Windows. If the BIOS complains about a pressed key or asks you to go into BIOS setup, you've pressed F8 too soon (Don't go into BIOS setup).
  3. When successful, you should see a black screen with white text "Windows Advanced Options". Use the up or down arrow keys to highlight Last Known Good Configuration and press Enter.
 
   
 
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Posted: 5-Oct-2008
 
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Fix Missing DLL
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The filename.dll is missing from the windows system32 directory (typically c:WindowsSystem32). Confirm if the file exists and if not replace it from the installation CD/DVD. It may also indicate a damaged registry (Microsoft article 173309).

For Windows 2003, if the service pack installation was unsuccessful, files may be mismatched. See Microsoft article 937481 for repair instructions.
 
   
 
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Get the Latest Updates
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Install the latest Windows software updates. Don't forget to check for non-critical updates too!

To manually get updates, open Internet Explorer (you can't use a non-Microsoft browser for updates).

For IE 8 and later: Click on Safety, then Windows Update. Follow the instructions.


 

For IE 7 and older: Click on Tools, then Windows Update. Follow the instructions.


 
   
 
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Restore From Backup or Image
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If you know the hardware is good and you have a current backup or image of the drive, you could reformat the hard drive and start over. This is often the last resort when all else fails, as you will often lose your latest settings and important data. If you have a spare drive, it may be worth it to install the drive in place of the first drive and do a fresh install of Windows. This will help confirm if this is a hardware or software issue (unless the original system drive is the source of the problem).
 
   
 
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Also see our list of common Fatal Error Solutions.

 
 
 
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