Clear Corrupt Temporary Files

You may receive Kernel32.dll error due to corruption in the temporary folders. Files which are loaded during program runtime may have been corrupted. Windows cannot retrieve data from such files and hence you receive an error message.

For Windows 8:

  • Move your cursor to the extreme left side of your Taskbar.
  • Start Screen thumbnail will appear. Click that thumbnail.
  • Type “Command Prompt” in the Search Box.
  • Click the Apps icon.
  • Right click it under the Search Results page.
  • Click the icon called “Run as administrator”.
  • Command Prompt will open. Type the following command-
    Cd \windows\temp
    Del *.tmp
  • After all temporary files are cleared, type exit and press ENTER.

For Earlier Versions of Windows:

  • Click the Start button.
  • Point to All Programs | Accessories.
  • Right click Command Prompt, select Run as administrator.
  • Follow the Steps 7-8 from the above paragraph.
  • Note: If your temporary folder is anything other than C:\Windows\Temp, type it after “CD” (Change Directory) command.

Reinstall Microsoft Clip Organizer

To fix Kernel32.dll Windows 8, 7, Vista/XP, uninstall and reinstall Microsoft Clip Organizer. This step is essential if you’re experiencing problem using Microsoft Clip Organizer or any other program in the Office suite.

For Windows 8 and Earlier Versions:

  • Exit all Microsoft Office suite instances.
  • Insert Microsoft Office installation disc.
  • Run the setup program.
  • Select “Add or remove features” option.
  • Click Continue button.
  • In the Installation Options page expand the following:
    Microsoft Office | Office Shared Features
  • Click “Clip Organizer” and select “Not available”.
  • Click Continue button to proceed next.
  • Restart your system for successful completion.
  • Repeat Steps 1-6 again.
  • Click “Clip Organizer” and select “Run all from My Computer” and then click Continue button.

Expand Missing File from Installation Disc

Kernel32.dll file can be missing. Copy (expand) the file from the original Windows installation disc. Here are the steps to do so:

For Windows 8 and Earlier Versions:

  • Insert Windows installation disc.
  • Open Command Prompt as an administrator. (Refer “Clean corrupt temporary files” paragraph)
  • Type the following commands one-by-one. Press ENTER after every command. cd system32
    ren kernel32.dll kernel32.dll.old
  • After the process is completed, continue with below commands-
    Expand x:\i386\kernel32.dll
    (Note: x:\ stands for installation DVD ROM drive letter. Replace it with appropriate drive letter.)
  • After completion of the process, type Exit and press ENTER. Eject DVD ROM.

Clean the Registry

Registry contains Windows settings. Corruption in the Registry causes Kernel32.dll problems. Start full Registry scan and fix the errors as follows:


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