How To Fix Shdoclc.dll Errors
“Hi Wally, I get a security warning message when I open the Internet Explorer regarding Shdoclc.dll.” - Ian T., USA
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Wally’s Answer: As with other DLL errors, these errors can appear on your computer for various reasons.
What does the Shdoclc.dll error look like?
- “Shdoclc.dll Not Found”
- “The file Shdoclc.dll is missing.”
- “Cannot find [PATH]\Shdoclc.dll”
- “Cannot start [APPLICATION]. A required component is missing: Shdoclc.dll. Please install [APPLICATION] again.”
- “This application failed to start because Shdoclc.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.”
When does the Shdoclc.dll error appear?
When certain applications are launched, when windows is being installed, shuts down, or starts.
Cause of Shdoclc.dll Errors
Removal or corruption of the shdoclc DLL file can cause this error to appear. A hardware failure or registry problem might also be the culprit.
How To Fix Shdoclc.dll Errors
Note: Start Windows in Safe Mode to complete any of the following steps if you’re unable to access Windows normally due to the Shdoclc.dll error.
Restore Shdoclc.dll from the Recycle Bin - The easiest possible cause of a “missing” Shdoclc.dll file is that you’ve mistakenly deleted it.
Recover the file - A permanently deleted file can still be recovered by using a data restore utility. The recovery of your file depends on the amount of activity on the disk partition after the deletion of the file.
Download Shdoclc.dll and replace it - Try this. go to the C:\windows\system32 folder and rename Shdoclc.dll to shdoclc.old (you will need to un-check the “Hide protected operating system files” checkbox and check the “Show hidden files and folders” checkbox in Tools > Folder Options > View tab > Click “OK”) go to C:\windows\system32\dllcache and copy the Shdoclc.dll to C:\windows\system32
Run a virus/malware scan - Install an anti-virus or anti-malware software, and scan your whole computer.
Use System Restore - If you suspect that the Shdoclc.dll error was caused by a change made to an important file or configuration, a System Restore could solve the problem.
Reinstall the program - Reinstall the application that is giving this error.
Update the drivers – This will only work if it is a hardware issue.
Rollback a driver - If updating a driver caused the problem.
Run the sfc /scannow System File Checker command - Do this to replace a missing or corrupt copy of the Shdoclc.dll file. If this DLL file is provided by Microsoft, the System File Checker tool should restore it.
Install Windows updates - Many service packs and other patches replace or update DLL files on your computer. The Shdoclc.dll file could be included in one of those updates.
Repair Windows installation – Performing a startup repair or repair installation should restore all Windows DLL files to their working versions.
Registry Cleaner - Scan your computer with a registry cleaner utility such as WinThruster to repair Shdoclc.dll related issues present in the registry.
Perform a clean installation of Windows - A clean install means to erase all data on the hard drive before installing again Windows. If all else fails. This might still work. You should back-up your documents, bookmarks, videos, etc before doing this.
Hardware Check - Run a diagnostic check of your hard drive and memory. You can run the built-in diagnostics utility of your computer by referring to the manual. You may also find a free diagnostic utility online. If a severe problem is discovered in the diagnostic test, replace the hard drive or memory as soon as possible.
Troubleshoot for a hardware problem if any Shdoclc.dll errors persist. After a clean install of Windows, your DLL problem can only be hardware related.
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