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Urlmon.dll not found whith device manager

I'm running XP on my system and just recently I tried to access Device manager, for some reason though it can't find urlmon.dll

Any help or ideas of why that could be and any solutions would be greatly appreciated.


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  • mark684 Jan 14, 2009

    Unfortunatly neither of those worked, I still couldn't open device manager in safe mode.

    Also when I tried to click on the i can only highlight it, so I went into zip to extract it but my comp can't find c:\windows>system32 folder

    Thanks for trying proton.

  • mark684 Jan 14, 2009

    GOt it all working, just had to alter the location slightly, thanks for ur help Proton!


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The URLMON.dll is a system file , that might have got corrupted . You can download the same from the link below

Save the file on the desktop and then extract the file to the following location
c:\windows>system32 folder

If the same doesnot fix the issue , check by restarting the system in safe mode. Restart your computer and before windows begins to load tap the f8 key multiple times , till you see the safe mode option on the screen . Login as the administartor and check if you are able to open device manager . If yes , then just create a new user account the problem would be resolved


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