Several errors might appear on your computer and one of them is the Windows Shell Common Dll has stopped working. This error prevents you from practicing primary Windows features, also can severely reduce your productivity. In this blog, we will teach you how you can fix this error in a straightforward way.
Sources :- Windows Shell Common DLL has stopped Working Error
1) “Windows time service” is working
- Tap Windows + R key and enter service.msc, now tap enter or hit OK.
- In the next screen service Windows will appear, here find “Windows time service”.
- Then right-tap on it and then choose Start on the menu.
When the “Windows time service” is launched, you can change sate and time in your PC without having any issue. Remember one thing this solution is only working when the error notification appears on your screen when you are trying date and time.
2) Using another App to Change Microphone Settings
Here are the steps on how to fix Windows Shell Common Dll has stopped working error using another app to change microphone settings:
- Launch Bandicam and visit the Settings.
- Now tap on the Settings option in the Record menu.
- Record settings will appear on your device, and now you only need to tap on settings option that appears near the microphone.
- After this above process, you can view standard microphone windows, and you can change the settings without having any issue.
3) Reinstall Audio Drivers
Here are the steps on how to fix Windows Shell Common Dll has stopped working error through reinstalling the audio driver:
- Tap windows + X key to open the Win + X list, and pick Device Manager within the list.
- When the Device Manager finds Audio operator, then right-tap on it.
- Select the Uninstall device on the menu.
- In the next Windows, a Confirmation dialog appears now Check to Exclude driver software from this Computer.
- Tap on Uninstall to remove your audio driver.
After this above process, Windows will automatically install the lacking drivers and fix the issue. Some users suggest restarting your computer instead of an uninstalling audio driver.
4) Changing Security Permission
Here are the steps on how to fix Windows Shell Common Dll has stopped working error through changing security permission:
- Tap windows + R key and enter regedit.
- Tap Enter and the OK.
- Now the Registry Editor appears on your screen, navigate to the (ComputerHKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVers) key,
- Right-tap on UserChoice and choose Permissions on the menu.
- In case you find group or user names is empty, that means your security permission is not available in your windows, and you have to attach this permission again.
- To attach the missing security permission, tap on Add option.
- Now the administrator group has to be attached to the group or user name menu.
- Choose Administrators in the compiled list and review completely control in the Allow menu.
- Now tap on OK and then Apply to save changes you have done.
5) Copy required files to system32 directory
Here are the steps on how to fix Windows Shell Common Dll has stopped working error through Copy required files to system32 directory:
- Move to “C:WindowsSystem32” directory.
- Find joy.cpl and then copy it on the desktop.
- Right-tap joy.cpl and choose Properties in the menu.
- Move your cursor to the safety tab and tap on Advanced.
- Find the Owner section and tap on Change.
- Here enter your user ID in the field and choose Check Names.
- If there everything in the correct order, then tap on OK to complete your change and save it.
- After that, you need to tap on Apply and then on OK to save your changes.
- After this above process, delete joy.cpl.
- When your file is deleted visit C:WindowsSysWOW64 directory.
- Find joy.cpl and then copy it on C:WindowsSystem32 directory.
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