I've downloaded IE8 for the second time. It ran great for a while but now the problems are bad again. Now I am missing CoreFoundation.dll. Will uninstalling put it back? Is there a free fix somewhere? What can I do?
Since we are unsure why this type of error is occurring, you have several options that you can try to resolve the problem.
What is the corefoundation.dll?
CoreFoundation.dll is associated with Apple software, and is typically used with software belonging to iTunes, MobileMe, or QuickTime.
Reinstall the Application Asking for the CoreFoundation.dll
Quite often, the quickest way to fix a missing DLL file is to reinstall the application that needs to use it. This means that you need to completely uninstall the application and reinstall it. If the application has its own uninstaller, it is best to use that program to uninstall the program properly. When you reinstall the program, it should automatically reinstall the corefoundation.dll file. If this strategy does not work, try another one.
How to obtain a missing CoreFoundation.dll?
It is possible to download the missing DLL from a free online DLL directory. Once you download the file, you need to copy it to your "Systems" folder. Typically, your "Systems" folder should look like: C:\Windows\System 32. Once you have it, you can follow these instructions to register the corefoundation.dll.
- Select Start.
- Select Run. (In Vista and Windows7, search for "run."
- Type "cmd" into the open box that appears.
- Press enter.
- Type "regsvr32 corefoundation.dll" into the Command Prompt window.
- Press enter.
- Type "exit" in the Command Prompt window.
Scan Computer for Spyware and Virus Infections
Problems with the corefoundation.dll are often discovered after the computer has been infected with malware of some type. All types of malware including a Trojan Horse, worms, virus, and rootkits can corrupt a DLL file, leading to prompts that you are missing the DLL. Use your anti-virus/anti-spyware application to check for problems. If you don't already have one, you can use one of the free versions such as Ad Aware, AVG, SpyBot, or Hijack This. Microsoft also now offers free computer security tools.