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I am now getting strange bump alert sound and followin dialogue box with above topic description upon shutting down, or restarting "Application Failed to Initialize", but system does shut down or restart in spite of the above.
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This is usually caused because the program is taking too long to shut down. Reasons for this can include copious other programs running at the same time which also need to shut down, a malfunction or Windows being Windows. It happens on occasion.
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At the same time i should point out that Windows Media Player 10 will not open up without me being advised to upgrade to 11 and go through this version verification thing, and I really don't want to be bothered, so I removed it via Add/Remove Components, but it didn't solve the problem either, Just thought I'd mention it.
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Media player problem explained.


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/915788
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It is unusual for this to be called at shutdown.
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?)
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I did a full search, harddrives, folders, subfolders but Windows XP Pro cannot locate the file.

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.
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Worth taking a look in system32 yourself. If it is not there, that may be the problem.
Missing system files always mean it is time for a 'scannow' procedure:
http://www.updatexp....cannow-sfc.html

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:
http://www.microsoft...;displaylang=en
(Also available from Major Geeks)

This is sort of a 'read me' for it:
http://download.micr...75ac/readme.txt

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:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308029
http://www.theelderg...ssues_in_xp.htm
http://aumha.org/win5/a/shtdwnxp.htm

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!'
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I said in my earlier posts on this topic that i was not encountering any major problems with pc performance, well this morning i signed on and had difficulties with my logitek camera, then when i went to repair software utilizing repair option under add/remove programs, i repaired it but couldn't turn off. I even pressed the power button in front of tower, and it wouldn't shut off I could only use restart button. I did manage to get it turned off using Start/Shutdown etc, but it took awhile.

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?
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Always a possibility. Start here:http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/Must-Read-Before-Posting-Hijackthis-Log-t2852.html
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