I am getting an error system32/combase.dll not found error whiile installing Chrome. Also, window is not getting updated as well

Veed 1 Reputation point

when I am trying to install Google chrome, I am getting an error that system32/Combase.dll not found. I tried to update the window but it says 'Something went wrong. Try to reopen Settings later". Could you help how to update the window and how to fix the combase.dll missing error.

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  1. S.Sengupta 16,476 Reputation points MVP

    It is present under:


    Open Command Prompt as Admin and run the following command:

    sfc /scannow

    Once done then :

    Run the DISM command. Using DISM, you can specify a Windows image to use to replace the missing file. Basically, you download the W10 ISO, then run the command pointing to it.

    You could try this command first, (at an admin command prompt), and if it gives an error, grab a W10 ISO and try the second command below:

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    Alternatively you can download the missing Dll file and put it under C:\Windows\System32

    or, from here

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  2. Karlie Weng 15,516 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hello @Veed

    If the “combase.dll is missing” error occurs, you may download the combase.dll file and put it inside the game/application installation folder.
    Here's the detailed steps: Combase.dll download

    Combase.dll a DLL (Dynamic Link Library) file is an essential component, which ensures that Windows programs operate properly

    "There are multiple reasons that may cause combase.dll errors. These include Windows registry issues, malicious software, faulty applications, etc.
    Error messages related to the combase.dll file can also indicate that the file has been incorrectly installed, corrupted or removed."

    And here's the link can help you solve update issue:
    FIX: Windows Update Something went wrong. Try to reopen Settings later (Solved)

    Best Regards


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