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Explorer.exe Class not Registered
Lots of people have had this problem but nothing I have found has fixed it in any way.
I am trying to fix a friends laptop. She has Vista Home Premium 32-bit. I'm not sure if she has any service packs or what but she was updating and the laptop got stuck in an update loop saying Stage 3 of 3 - 0% then rebooting and repeating forever. I fixed that by doing this:
Use the System Recovery options to rename the Pending.xml file and edit
On the System Recovery Options page, click Command Prompt.
Type cd C:\windows\winsxs, and then press ENTER.
Type ren pending.xml pending.old, and then press ENTER.
Type regedit, and then press ENTER.
On the File menu, click Load Hive.
Locate the following folder:
When you are prompted for a name, type Offline_Components.
In Registry Editor, locate and then delete the following registry
Exit Registry Editor:
At the command prompt, type exit to exit Registry Editor.
Then I was able to get into Vista and ran "sfc /scannow" which didn't find or do anything. The error "iertutil.dll was not found" comes up at the start and "ExplorerFrame.dll not found".. Everytime I try to run anything at all, I get the "explorer.exe class not registered" error. So I used a live boot CD and copied over the "explorerframe.dll & iertul.dll which gave me another error "the ordinal (number) could not be located in the dynamic link library ......dll" and I still have the "class not registered" error for EVERYTHING!!! Safe Mode runs but it's the same error. Is there anything I can do for this?
I only need Vista to run for awhile while I get my stuff off there, then I'm reformatting and reinstalling.