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Windows XP/Issue with GDI32.dll (OS file in Windows 7)


Various applications of my PC is showing an error like "GDI32.dll" file missing try installing it.
I have chosen a default program(Notepad) for opening that kind of file, can this be the issue.
Since, I have located that file in System folder of my PC so It is not deleted according to me, but the default program chosen is the notepad. Or else even if had deleted so what should my next step..??

Please help Computer Expert.

Having a file or type of file selected to open with a default application only means that it will open by user action under that program. The file will still open if accessed by coded instruction of a different program. So "Default Applications" is not the cause of the problem and it never will be or this type of issue

The issue you are likely encountering is either the file it is asking for is corrupted, not existing, or is in the wrong directory.

If the file is part of the operating system and the issue just started happening recently, you can do a system restore to a date before the issue occurred.

Hope this helps, have a great day!

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