What is a Kernel32 or Kernel32.dll Error?
At startup, Windows loads one of the operating system’s core files, Kernel32 into a protected area of system memory to ensure your computer runs properly and plays nicely with other running programs. If there are problems (see causes below) with this critical Kernel32.dll file, windows error messages featuring the Kernel32.dll identifier will likely show up very frequently.
What causes Kernel32 or Kernel32.dll error messages?
Kernel32 error messages can be caused by a number of deep Windows operating system issues.
These can include:
• A corrupt Windows swap file
• Damaged Windows file allocation table
• Compromized password lists
• Corrupted core Kernel32.dll file
• Corrupt, bloated Windows registry
• Various computer hardware issues
• Incorrect settings in your computer’s BIOS
• roblematic, non-Microsoft software applications
• dll files stored on the Windows desktop
• Disappearing Windows Temp folder
• A corrupted control panel (.cpl) core file
• Improper hardware driver software
• Corrupted Java software installation
• Corrupt .log files
• Mixed up entries in your Internet Explorer history folder
• Corrupt .dll files
• Viruses and Spyware
• Corrupted Msinfo32.exe system file
• Lack of hard drive space
How to manually fix Kernel32 or Kernel32.dll errors:
While there isn’t a whole lot a user can individually do (without a repair software solution) to fix Kernel32 errors, updating all of the driver software for the hardware inside your PC may help (you can often do this via Windows Update on Windows XP).
Additionally, compressing, optimizing, and cleaning your Windows registry can help a great deal.