The message “ExplorerFrame.dll was loaded but the DllRegisterServer entry point was not found” is a relatively critical error that can degrade the performance of the Windows operating system. The problem often arises suddenly, so it is not always possible to immediately determine its causes. In some cases, it appears after the system boots.
It is obvious that the ExplorerFrame.dll file was somehow damaged, which is why, in fact, the stability of the OS or a certain application is disturbed. But, since the same dll is used by different programs, there may be several methods of fixing, depending on the specific case. Below are all the remedies for this problem.
Solution 1. Recovering system files using SFC
The first step is to run a scan using the built-in command line and see if that solves the problem.
- Right-click on the Windows icon and select Command Prompt (Administrator).
- If the User Account Control window pops up, click Yes.
- In the system file that opens, enter the sfc / scannow command, and click Enter.
- Wait for the process to complete.
- If the damaged files are fixed, the system will inform you about it.
- Reboot your computer.
Solution 2. Reinstall the related application
If the error appears only when you open a certain program, you should try reinstalling it:
- Right-click on the Windows icon and select Control Panel.
- Next, go to the Programs and Features section.
- Find the problematic application in the list of all installed programs.
- Right-click on it, and select Delete.
- Re-download and reinstall the app from the official website.
- Check if this solves the problem.
Solution 3: Re-registering ExplorerFrame.dll
Also, one of the options for fixing the error with a broken dll is to re-register it.
- Open a command prompt as administrator as described earlier.
- Copy and paste the following command: regsvr32 ExplorerFrame.dll
- Press Enter and restart your computer.
Solution 4. Scan your computer for malware
Malicious software can negatively affect the capabilities of your computer, sometimes causing various system crashes. Thus, you need to make sure that the issue is not rogue software. Perform an offline system scan with Windows Defender.
- Right-click on the Windows icon and select Run.
- Enter the msconfig command and click OK.
- Wait for the system configuration to load, and go to the Boot tab.
- Check the box next to Safe Mode.
- Then go to the Startup tab and disable all applications that start with Windows.
- Return to the System Configuration window, click Apply and Ok.
- Reboot your system.
- The next Windows boot will take place in Safe Mode, where most additional programs, including viruses, do not work.
- Right click on the Windows icon and go to Control Panel.
- Select the Windows Defender section.
- Perform a full malware scan.
- When the process completes, reboot again to start the system normally.
Solution 5. Roll back the system to a previous state
An alternative solution to the previous option could be to roll back the system to a previous state using the restore function.
- Open the Control Panel as described above.
- Go to the Recovery section.
- Select Start System Restore.
- Before you roll back, you need to choose the optimal date when the system was stable.
- Check the Show other restore points checkbox, and click on the date.
- Click Next to start the process.
Solution 6. Reset Windows
If none of the above methods helped to fix the error “ExplorerFrame.dll was loaded but the DllRegisterServer entry point was not found”, you should reset Windows. You will not lose your personal files, but you may need to reinstall certain programs and restore some settings.
- Right-click on the Windows icon and select Options.
- Go to the Update & Security section.
- Click the Recovery tab.
- Under “Reset your computer”, click Start.
- The following will offer options for resetting.
- Select save personal data.
- Click continue and follow the system prompts.