Exlporer has caused an error in MFC 42 DLL explorer will now close, What can I do?

Question

when ever i go to setting then control panel i get. Exlporer has caused an error in MFC 42 DLL explorer will now close . I,ve tried restarting the computer but the problem still remains what can I do.

Answer

This question was answered on February 21, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

To work around this issue, search your hard disk for all instances of the Mfc42.dll file, and if there are multiple instances of this file, rename all of them except the one that is located in the Windows\System folder:

Click Start, click Find or Search, and then click Files or Folders.

In the Named box, type mfc42.dll.

In the Look in box, click Local Hard Drives.

Click Find Now.

Right-click any Mfc42.dll file that is not in the Windows\System folder, and then click Rename.

Type Mfc42.old, and then press ENTER.

Repeat step 5 until all instances of the Mfc42.dll file (except the one that is located in the Windows\System folder) are renamed.

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Posted by Ileen of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 21, 2003