Hey Ive had to do a repair install of windows xp 3 times in the last 2 days becuase Im trying something with shell32.dll. I cannot get into windows. I have a backup of the file called shell32.dll.backup in the System32 folder but I cannot access it. Is there anyway that I can replace the file with my backup one? I think its possible with the recovery thing on the windows xp cd. Thanks.