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Run a dll as an app error


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Chicken mania

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Since a few hours ago, I got 2 "Run a dll as an app" errors and something about DEP(I've tried to disable DEP and I can't.)

When I looked up Event Viewer, these are the messages I got:

a) Faulting application rundll32.exe, version 5.1.2600.2180, faulting module unknown, version 0.0.0.0, fault address 0x00000004.

b) Faulting application rundll32.exe, version 5.1.2600.2180, faulting module unknown, version 0.0.0.0, fault address 0x0111e160.

The only thing I recall looking at was the Nvidia Control Panel when these errors occurred. Very few other applications were running in the background and the only few programs I installed/reinstalled were:

c) Microsoft .net framework 1.0 and 3.0 (reinstalled)

d) Daemon Tools Pro(reinstalled)

e) The Witcher

f) Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package (x86).

g) Steam(now uninstalled)



Thank you! :)

Edited by Chicken mania, 07 February 2008 - 06:33 PM.

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Hello Chicken mania,

You could try running the Windows File Protection System File Checker.

Start - Run - (type)sfc /scannow - enter <-- notice the required space in front of "/"

This will open a progress panel for Windows Protected Files Manager and show the progress as your Operating System files are scanned for "missing or corrupted" files.

If SFC does identify missing or corrupted Operating System files, it may ask you to insert your Windows XP installation CD so a fresh copy of the correct file can be copied and pasted into the system files.

If you do not have your Windows XP installation CD, or if errors in the process occur, please post back with specifics or questions.

SFC scan and replacements take about 8-12 minutes depending upon the size of your file tree and the speed of your CPU/RAM.
If SFC opens, and then closes within a few seconds or under one minute..... It did not complete, and must be repeated.

Sometimes, a second scan run of SFC is necessary, even if SFC completes the first time, in order to replace all missing or corrupted files. If SFC completes, you can safely run it a second time for good measure.

Regards,

Ax
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Hello Chicken mania,

You could try running the Windows File Protection System File Checker.

Start - Run - (type)sfc /scannow - enter <-- notice the required space in front of "/"

This will open a progress panel for Windows Protected Files Manager and show the progress as your Operating System files are scanned for "missing or corrupted" files.

If SFC does identify missing or corrupted Operating System files, it may ask you to insert your Windows XP installation CD so a fresh copy of the correct file can be copied and pasted into the system files.

If you do not have your Windows XP installation CD, or if errors in the process occur, please post back with specifics or questions.

SFC scan and replacements take about 8-12 minutes depending upon the size of your file tree and the speed of your CPU/RAM.
If SFC opens, and then closes within a few seconds or under one minute..... It did not complete, and must be repeated.

Sometimes, a second scan run of SFC is necessary, even if SFC completes the first time, in order to replace all missing or corrupted files. If SFC completes, you can safely run it a second time for good measure.

Regards,

Ax


Hello Ax, thank you for your advice.

I ran "sfc /scannow" twice and there were no issues detected with the operating system files. Hmmm... perhaps I should reinstall my graphics drivers.
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I think that would be a good idea, either reinstall or update them.
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