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IKERNEL.EXE - IKERNEL.EXE Error – Information of DLL files

File Information: InstallShield (R) Setup Engine
Vendor Name: InstallShield Software Corporation
Md5: 87762e5d502d00cd388ef1485dee1fdc
Operating System: Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, ME, 98, 95
File Type: The filename IKERNEL.EXE refers to many versions of a dynamic link library.
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IKERNEL.EXE is a dynamic link library file, which contain certain functions in windows XP, vista and windows 7. When a program or other dll file runs, it may call upon IKERNEL.EXE file to realize specific features. Most programs will share IKERNEL.EXE file with one another. In other words, if there is something wrong with the dll file, several programs will be affected and even fail to run. Don’t be panic if your IKERNEL.EXE has broken or missed, fix it right away.


Symptom of IKERNEL.EXE error

IKERNEL.EXE error would present message like this:

  • IKERNEL.EXE Not Found
  • This application failed to start because IKERNEL.EXE was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem
  • Cannot find [PATH]\ IKERNEL.EXE
  • The file IKERNEL.EXE is missing
  • Cannot start [APPLICATION]. A required component is missing: IKERNEL.EXE. Please install [APPLICATION] again

You might meet these messages when you login Window, shut off Windows, processing or installing a certain applications.

Usually the error message is shown as
"This application failed to start because IKERNEL.EXE was not found. Re-installing the application may fix the problem"
"The file IKERNEL.EXE is missing"

The program can't start because IKERNEL.EXE is missing from your computer.Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem

IKERNEL.EXE - Unable To Locate Component

This application has failed to start because IKERNEL.EXE was not found. Re-ingtalling the application may fix this problem.

How to register IKERNEL.EXE manually?

1. Click on Start and then click on Run.

2. Than you are required to input specific information including the path and the file name in the Run field a command that tells your computer to register the DLL file. Keep it in mind that the path is the actually location or directory of where the file is located. Filename is obviously the name of the DLL file which you are going to register.

regsvr32 "C:\files\IKERNEL.EXE"

3. When you finish that correctly, press Enter.

4. You will receive a confirmation in the form of a pop up box telling you have newly registered

How to Avoid IKERNEL.EXE Error?

IKERNEL.EXE is a non-system process so that you can terminate it if necessary because they are not involved in running your operating system. If the IKERNEL.EXE error message appeared on your PC, you can try to uninstall the related software and restart your system. However, uninstalling applications will leave invalid and corrupted registry keys which would slow down your PC. We highly recommend you run a free scan for potential registry errors.

If you never fix IKERNEL.EXE error and other registry errors

  • Registry error information pops up. Since a mess of registry would be caused by Dll Error, so system would be unable to access to the correct data and could not run as normal.
  • Blue screen, system freezes or crashes. It’s a typical phenomenon when DLL error or registry error occurs.
  • High CPU usage. System is trying its effort to access to the right dll files but fail to perform.
  • Windows start up or shutdown abnormally.

Warning! It is dangerous for your PC to fix IKERNEL.EXE error and other registry errors manually if you are not a PC expert. The safest way to stop these errors is to run a scan and fix them automatically

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