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IE7, IE8 urlmon.dll the ordinal 455 could not be located.

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Dustin Dowhan, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. Dustin Dowhan

    Dustin Dowhan Flightless Bird

    Okay. So currently as it stands, My IE 8 is a stack of junk. The problems
    started when I had to redownload Windows Live Messenger, and due to a
    registry error, it wasn't saving e-mail adresses. With some personal
    research, I solved the registry error, however, I noticed that my IE8 was
    acting sluggishly; It has been on my computer since the previous system
    recovery, where as it is supposed to revert to IE7 upon uninstall.

    To solve the sluggishness, I used the program CCleaner, purging my system of
    cookies and all the extra baggage of every day computer use. Then I ran the
    IE8 reset. It wouldn't recieve cookies, and thus wouldn't retain websites in
    the URL bar and loaded even more slowly. So I decided to purge personal
    addons from IE8 via the reset.

    Now, when I try to uninstall IE8 to get it to revert to IE7, it acts as
    though the program is not there, and that IE8 is still active: The screen
    flickers an IE8 window before closing it immediately. By running CCleaner
    again, I managed to get the error message "The ordinal 455 could not be
    located in the dynamic link library urlmon.dll" I run AVG 9.0 up to current
    specs, and ZA personal firewall up to current specs.

    I have also tried reregistering the urlmon.dll via the cmd and that did not
    work.

    I'm at my wits end, and I consider myself a witty fellow. Please help!
     
  2. rob^_^

    rob^_^ Flightless Bird

    Hi Dustin,

    Please state your Windows version and service pack level and if your OS
    version is a clean install or an upgrade. Your description could be either a
    XP or Vista machine. (my guess would be Vista though)

    Personally I think its time for a nuke and pave. Something else seems to
    have already nuked your archived IE7 files.

    I am going to take a wild guess and assuming a Vista machine try
    Start>Control Panel>Default Programs and reset Internet Explorer as your
    Default browser. (did you use another browser to make the post here? or to
    surf when your previous IE8 was sluggish?)

    Running CCleaner after an IE downgrade and with another browser set as the
    default may have lost the pointers to the current or archived urlmon.dll. It
    is important that if you re-register any IE libraries that you have closed
    all IE Windows (and processes from the tasks manager) first.

    Regards.

    "Dustin Dowhan" <Dustin Dowhan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:65C64307-60B9-4F38-A6F2-C0E3F40EF887@microsoft.com...
    > Okay. So currently as it stands, My IE 8 is a stack of junk. The problems
    > started when I had to redownload Windows Live Messenger, and due to a
    > registry error, it wasn't saving e-mail adresses. With some personal
    > research, I solved the registry error, however, I noticed that my IE8 was
    > acting sluggishly; It has been on my computer since the previous system
    > recovery, where as it is supposed to revert to IE7 upon uninstall.
    >
    > To solve the sluggishness, I used the program CCleaner, purging my system
    > of
    > cookies and all the extra baggage of every day computer use. Then I ran
    > the
    > IE8 reset. It wouldn't recieve cookies, and thus wouldn't retain websites
    > in
    > the URL bar and loaded even more slowly. So I decided to purge personal
    > addons from IE8 via the reset.
    >
    > Now, when I try to uninstall IE8 to get it to revert to IE7, it acts as
    > though the program is not there, and that IE8 is still active: The screen
    > flickers an IE8 window before closing it immediately. By running CCleaner
    > again, I managed to get the error message "The ordinal 455 could not be
    > located in the dynamic link library urlmon.dll" I run AVG 9.0 up to
    > current
    > specs, and ZA personal firewall up to current specs.
    >
    > I have also tried reregistering the urlmon.dll via the cmd and that did
    > not
    > work.
    >
    > I'm at my wits end, and I consider myself a witty fellow. Please help!
     

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