How to Download Actshell.htm and Fix Error Messages

Last Updated: 09/16/2019
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Hypertext Markup Language files such as actshell.htm utilize the HTM file extension. This file is considered a HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) file, and was first created by Microsoft for the Windows XP software package.

The first version of actshell.htm for Windows XP was introduced on 10/25/2001 in Windows XP. This is the most recent release date from Microsoft, according to our records.

Please continue reading to find your correct actshell.htm file version download (free), detailed file information, and HTM file troubleshooting instructions.


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File Overview


General Information
File Name: actshell.htm
File Extension: HTM file extension
Title: Microsoft Out-of-Box Experience
File Type: Internet Web
Description: Hypertext Markup Language
MIME Type: text/html
User Popularity Rating:
 
Developer and Software Information
Software Program: Windows XP
Developer: Microsoft
Software: Windows
Software Version: XP
File Details
File Size (Bytes): 91215
Oldest File Date: 04/14/2008
Latest File Date: 04/14/2008


What are actshell.htm Error Messages?


General actshell.htm Runtime Errors

Actshell.htm file errors often occur during the startup phase of Windows, but can also occur while the program is running. These types HTM errors are also known as “runtime errors” because they occur while Windows is running. Here are some of the most common actshell.htm runtime errors:

Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library

Runtime Error!

Program: C:\WINDOWS\system32\oobe\actshell.htm

This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.
Please contact the application's support team for more information.


Most HTM errors are due to missing or corrupt files. Your actshell.htm file could be missing due to accidental deletion, uninstalled as a shared file of another program (shared with Windows), or deleted by a malware infection. Furthermore, actshell.htm file corruption could be caused from a power outage when loading Windows, system crash while loading or saving actshell.htm, bad sectors on your storage media (usually your primary hard drive), or malware infection. Thus, it’s critical to make sure your anti-virus is kept up-to-date and scanning regularly.



How to Fix actshell.htm Errors in 3 Steps (Time to complete: ~5-15 minutes)

If you're encountering one of the error messages above, follow these troubleshooting steps to resolve your actshell.htm issue. These troubleshooting steps are listed in the recommended order of execution.


Step 1: Restore your PC back to the latest restore point, "snapshot", or backup image before error occurred.

To begin System Restore (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. When you see the search box, type "System Restore" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the search results, find and click System Restore.
  4. Please enter the administrator password (if applicable / prompted).
  5. Follow the steps in the System Restore Wizard to choose a relevant restore point.
  6. Restore your computer to that backup image.

If the Step 1 fails to resolve the actshell.htm error, please proceed to the Step 2 below.

Step 2: Run SFC (System File Checker) to restore the corrupt or missing actshell.htm file.

System File Checker is a utility included with every Windows version that allows you scan and restore corrupted system files. Use the SFC tool to fix missing or corrupt actshell.htm files (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "cmd" but DO NOT PRESS "ENTER".
  3. Press and hold "CTRL-Shift" on your keyboard while pressing "ENTER".
  4. You'll be prompted with a permission dialog box.
  5. In the box, click "YES".
  6. You should have a black screen with a blinking cursor.
  7. In that black screen, type "sfc /scannow" and hit "ENTER".
  8. SFC will begin scanning for actshell.htm issues and any other system file problems.
  9. Follow any on-screen commands to complete the process.

Please be aware that this scan might take a while, so please be patient while it is working.

If this Step 2 fails as well, please proceed to the Step 3 below.

sfc /scannow

Step 3: Perform a Windows Update.

When the first two steps haven't solved your issue, it might be a good idea to run Windows Update. Many actshell.htm error messages that are encountered can be contributed to an outdated Windows Operating System. To run Windows Update, please follow these easy steps:

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "Update" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the Windows Update dialog box, click "Check for Updates" (or similar button depending on your Windows version)
  4. If updates are available for download, click "Install Updates".
  5. After the update is completed, restart your PC.

If Windows Update failed to resolve the actshell.htm error message, please proceed to next step. Please note that this final step is recommended for advanced PC users only.



If Those Steps Fail: Download and Replace Your actshell.htm File (Caution: Advanced)

If none of the previous three troubleshooting steps have resolved your issue, you can try a more aggressive approach (Note: Not recommended for amateur PC users) by downloading and replacing your appropriate actshell.htm file version. We maintain a comprehensive database of 100% malware-free actshell.htm files for every applicable version of Windows. Please follow the steps below to download and properly replace you file:

  1. Locate your Windows operating system version in the list of below "Download actshell.htm Files".
  2. Click the appropriate "Download Now" button and download your Windows file version.
  3. Copy the file into the appropriate directory for your Windows version:

  4. Windows XP: C:\WINDOWS\system32\oobe\
  5. Restart your computer.

If this final step has failed and you're still encountering the error, you're only remaining option is to do a clean installation of Windows XP.


GEEK TIP : We must emphasize that reinstalling Windows will be a very time-consuming and advanced task to resolve actshell.htm problems. To avoid data loss, you must be sure that you have backed-up all of your important documents, pictures, software installers, and other personal data before beginning the process. If you are not currently backing up your data, you need to do so immediately.



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CAUTION : We strongly advise against downloading and copying actshell.htm to your appropriate Windows system directory. Microsoft typically does not release Windows HTM files for download because they are bundled together inside of a software installer. The installer's task is to ensure that all correct verifications have been made before installing and placing actshell.htm and all other HTM files for Windows. An incorrectly installed HTM file may create system instability and could cause your program or operating system to stop functioning altogether. Proceed with caution.

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