What Causes Shlwapi.dll Errors?
The error messages this particular error may display are: • Explorer.EXE – Entry Point Not Found – The procedure entry point SHCreateThreadRef could not be located in the dynamic link library SHLWAPI.dll The error is essentially saying that Explorer.exe (the program which Windows uses to control what you see on screen), and the shlwapi.dll file that controls all of the basic Windows GUI functions, cannot load due to a particular protocol that is missing in the file shlwapi.dll. This problem can arise due to a number of reasons, such as the file itself is corrupt or damaged, or that it is missing. You will want to fix this as quickly as possible to prevent any further system disruption. Follow the steps below.