ianofitz Registered User
#1

I turned on my netbook this morning, all fine and dandy until i get to the desktop home screen, it was zoomed in. i tried ctrl and minus but that didnt work then i went online to see what else i could do. i came across a question asking how to zoom out. they went through the whole "ctrl + -" thing also. but then someone said to restore it to the last update date. so i did this about 10 minutes ago and now theres a message appearing on the screen saying:

"The program cant start because urlmon.dll is missing from your computer. try reinstalling the program to fix this problem"
I've tried locating it in the recycling bin but its saying its not there.

All i wanted to do was get the screen right!!! what do i do? should i bring it back to where i got it and see what they can do? or can any one help?

thank you VERY much in advance

P.S what is a urlmon.dll anyway?

Alanstrainor Moderator
#2

Right click on your desktop, and click on properties, click on settings, then see what the screen resolution is set to, report back to us.

It should be 1024*600

ianofitz Registered User
#3

yeah its 1024x600

ozmo Registered User
#4

ianofitz said:
... but then someone said to restore it to the last update date. so i did


You can always undo a restore... get you back to where you were - might get rid of the dll missing problem....

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#5

ozmo said:
You can always undo a restore... get you back to where you were - might get rid of the dll missing problem....

^^^yup, try this, back to a time before the one you used earlier.

What is urlmon.dll doing on my computer?

urlmon.dll is a module that contains functions used by Microsoft OLE (Object Linking and Embedding). urlmon.dll is a system process that is needed for your PC to work properly. It should not be removed.


Are you using Windows XP and trying to start Internet Explorer? Which internet explorer is it?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/281679 <-->Try the stuff in that link and see how you get on.


The very first site you get when you google urlmon.dll "apparently" has the file but unless someone gives that site the OK I wouldn't use it.

Have you the Windows Reinstall discs?

Overheal Covfefe Connoisseur
#6

sounds like you have the Magnifier enabled. Start > Ease of access center, make sure its disabled. if you see a magnifying glass somewhere on the screen, click it.

ianofitz Registered User
#7

I dont use internet explorer, i use google chrome.
how do i undo a restore? if i go back to a further date it will still be missing wont it?

ianofitz Registered User
#8

Overheal said:
sounds like you have the Magnifier enabled. Start > Ease of access center, make sure its disabled. if you see a magnifying glass somewhere on the screen, click it.


nope thats not it :/ this is very annoying!

#9

Open command prompt, type in sfc /scannow (space between sfc and /) and let it run. Once it's finished, restart and check if the screen is back to normal.

ianofitz Registered User
#11

The urlmon.dll problem is fixed, i just undone the restore. but the screen is still f**ked

DarkJager said:
Open command prompt, type in sfc /scannow (space between sfc and /) and let it run. Once it's finished, restart and check if the screen is back to normal.


i tried that, and restarted it but its still the exact same :/

#12

What is your OS? Are all windows zoomed, or just desktop? Can you post a screenshot?

ianofitz Registered User
#13

its windows 7. i would but i cant use the computer properly as i cant see anything. the whole thing is zoomed in, its the whole screen. not just certain ones

#14

Noodle scratcher all right. Have you tried CTRL and mouse scroll down using the wheel ?

ianofitz Registered User
#15

@Mr.Presentable, ive tried every possible way of zooming out even! the most annoying thing is it seems so simple yet it seems almost impossible to fix!

ill bring it into to Know How during the week and see what they say.

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