Problem at Shutdown and Reboot
Posted 05 October 2007 - 06:42 AM
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Posted 06 October 2007 - 06:18 AM
Posted 06 October 2007 - 06:43 AM
Posted 06 October 2007 - 07:57 PM
It is a process that registers/unregisters other processes and .dlls for the system.
It should be found in C:\Windows\system32 under its own name regsvr32.exe
Its size on my machine (XP Pro) is 12kb. It should not be found elsewhere.
I suggest that you perform a full search(including system files, hidden files, and sub folders) for regsvr32.exe
If you find it anywhere else, please post back with the details, it may be malware.
"The application failed to initialize..." is not an uncommon shutdown message when something was trying to start as the system began to shut down. It couldn't initialize because, well, the plug had been pulled already.
You are ending all applications before shutdown right?
(That is, those that would show in Taskmanager's "Applications" tab?)
Posted 07 October 2007 - 04:59 PM
Upon closing down I shut down, all running applications such as ICM, Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger, Winamp Remote, etc, and finally disconnecting to ISP, and then shut down via Start/Shutdown or Restart and same thing happens. I have not noticed any other ill effects such as computer slowing down or anything, its just this stupid advisement box and horrible bump noise.
Posted 07 October 2007 - 05:38 PM
Missing system files always mean it is time for a 'scannow' procedure:
Since it was not found elsewhere, it is likely the real file that is referenced, and not some malware.
If you do find it where it belongs in system32, the issue may be with your user profile.
Microsoft offers a tool for shutdown issues which many (including myself) have found helpful:
(Also available from Major Geeks)
This is sort of a 'read me' for it:
This will add a Service to your system. Set by default to 'automatic,' it will work at each shutdown to resolve your profile. Later, if you wish, you can try setting this to 'manual.' If shutdown problems return, set it back to 'automatic' and start it.
Other good 'shutdown' resources:
PS: Did you know that you can control what sounds XP makes for various different events? I hate the 'bump' sound too. Open up the "Sounds and Audio Devices" entry of the Control Panel. Click the Sounds tab. Here you find a list of all the sounds that Windows makes. Left click the event you want to change, and then use the little 'v' button to present a list of options. Change them as you like. You can even set to "no sounds" in the upper 'v' box if you like. The visual error will still appear, but no 'bump!'
Posted 08 October 2007 - 08:22 AM
Last night i was able to shut down, without receiving this REGSVR.32 advisement, but then this morning i got a new one REGVSR. DLL "failed"
Could this be malware?
Posted 08 October 2007 - 09:12 AM
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