Fix Ikernel.exe Error Message

Fix Error Ikernel.exe

The following error message may be displayed on your Windows XP Home or Professional computer when you try to install a program using InstallShield:

The install Shield engine "ikernel.exe" could not be launched - Error loading type library /dll.

Cause of the Error

You may face this problem when one or more of the following files are not in the Windows\System32 folder:

  • Stdole32.tlb
  • Stdole2.tlb
  • Stdole.tlb

Resolution Method

In order to fix this problem, you will have to copy the missing file from the Windows XP Installation CD. To do this, perform the following steps:

  1. Open Start menu, select Run, type CMD, and then press Enter.
  2. In the Command Prompt window that opens, type the CD\ command, and then press Enter to change to the root directory.
  3. Now, insert the Windows XP installation CD in the CD drive and then run the following commands to expand and copy the missing file to the Windows\system32 folder.

Expand F:\i386\filename.tl_ C:\Windows\system32\filename.tlb

In the path above:

  • F: Represents the CD drive letter.
  • C: Represents the Windows Root Drive Letter.
  • filename: Represents the name of the missing file that you want to expand-Stdole32, Stdole2, or Stdole.

Performing these steps should fix your Ikernel.exe error. We strongly recommend running a virus scan with a reliable tool such as STOPzilla Antivirus as well as running a reliable registry cleaner tool, such as RegServe to clean your PC registry, to improve speed and performance, and keep unwanted files from cluttering your system.