||Kernel32.DLL Errors Introduction
Do you use a Personal Computer in your home or place of work? If so, and you use the Windows operating system, then your system32 directory plays a vital role in your life. But, I would be relatively confident that you have little or no idea what it is or what it does!
Allow me to explain! Simply put, at the heart of your PC is your Windows operating system, without which, your machine is effectively worthless.
Likewise, your system32 directory is at the heart of that Windows operating system and so, without system32 working properly, there’s a very good chance that Windows won’t boot up (it won’t start) and even if it does, system32 errors will cause Windows to run slowly or suffer frequent freezes and crashes.
And, guess what?
At the heart of the system32 directory sits kernel32, as the name (kernel) might imply.
So, by running that chain of causation backwards, you can perhaps see how important the kernel32 element of the system32 directory is.
Without it running with maximum efficiency, there is a very good chance that Windows will malfunction and that, in turn, your PC will not function properly, if at all.
The kernel32 really is that critically important to your computer.
Unfortunately, however, like most elements of the system32 directory, kernel32 can be prone to problems sometimes.
So, it is extremely important that, firstly, you know how to recognize that you might have problems and, secondly, what to do about these problems.
You need to know how to repair kernel32 errors if you want to be able to look after your Windows operating system and thereby keep your PC in good shape.
||Why Do You Get Kernel32 Errors?
Within the system32 directory, there are many, many different elements which all need to work with one another, in order to keep Windows in perfect running order.
However, every time you do something that alters your PC’s configuration, you are also changing the system32 directory, often, without even being aware that this is the case.
For example, installing and the uninstalling new programs on your PC is a prime cause of alterations being made within your system32 directory.
Unfortunately, such changes are not always made correctly, or do not get completed, and so the changed system32 files and folders that are left on your PC are corrupted.
At other times, files that you download from the internet can have the same detrimental effect on the smooth running of your PC. They try to alter your system32 files and folders but do not do it properly.
Then there are viruses and spyware programs that have attached themselves to files and folders that you download, which change the sytem32 directory all too efficiently!
In this case, they can effectively grab control of your PC’s operating system, which is a pretty scary thought!
||How To Recognize Kernel32 Errors
We’ve already established that the kernel32 is at the heart of your Windows system.
This has one major advantageous side effect, which is that you can often ‘spot’ a kernel32 error, because your machine tells you that it is there, even without you querying your PC.
At other times, running programs like anti-virus software will pick up the kernel32 error, even if it is not directly a virus problem.
I have personally seen this happen a few times, for example, using the Mcafee anti-virus software that is available for download from Mcafee.
||How To Repair Kernel32 Errors
There are two ways that any repairs that are necessary for keeping the system32 directory in optimum condition can be carried out.
First option is that you can fix it manually, by downloading a new kernel32 and then installing it yourself.
But, take my word for it. This is really not advised unless you are very, very sure that you know exactly what you are doing! The Windows registry can suffer serious (perhaps irreparable) damage if it is modified incorrectly.
Plus, it is unlikely to be a quick job either. You could certainly anticipate wasting a few hours finding, isolating and then finally fixing any problems that exist.
There is also a distinct possibility that, in fixing some errors, you inadvertently generate others elsewhere within the system32 directory, and then, you have to start all over again!
It is simply more efficient and effective to get the correct software tools, and to use them to do the job properly in the first place!
A program such as our tool, which is an extremely thorough and sophisticated registry cleaner, can do this for you no matter what variant of the Windows system you are running, and even offers both a free scan and free download as well!
It’s both quick and efficient, and guarantees that any and all kernel32 errors are both highlighted and dealt with, thus helping to prevent your PC going into a terminal meltdown which could be catastrophic.