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Rundll32.exe problems

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  • Started 2 years ago by Unknown1
  • Latest reply from warlock
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Unknown1
Posts: 5

Hello! Okay, so this seems to be quite a common problem all around, and ive tried some solutions such as cmd and doing a full scan. The cmd run i done said it couldnt fix 1 problem. I also tried typing in Regedit in the start bar and followed this step by step instruction help. I saw there were two Rundll32s in the system and obviously one of those is bogus, i just dont know which one. I get pop-ups saying that Chrome stopped working, Firefox stopped working and Rundll32.exe stopped working. I also unistalled some programs i thought might be the problem. What can i do to get rid of this annoying problem? Please help, thankyou.

Posted 2 years ago
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ispalten
Posts: 6259

OK, what IS the annoying problem?

What problem were you trying to fix, please LIST exactly what you did?

List the 2 RUNDLL32 entries you saw?

List the contents of the pop-ups please.

Irv S.

Posted 2 years ago
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Unknown1
Posts: 5

Iam trying to fix the Rundll32 problem, and how to get my laptop working again, properly.
As for the contents:

Name: NvCplDaemon
Type: REG_SZ
Data: RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Windows\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup

And the second one -

Name: NvMediaCenter
Type: REG_SZ
Data: RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Windows\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit

This is what i saw when i typed in Regedit and went through the files for Rundll32.

Posted 2 years ago
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G41M
Posts: 902

Those 2 registry entries were created by your Nvidia graphics driver and possibly legit and should not cause your laptop to stop working unless those files are corrupted. You can disable them to stop loading at startup in msconfig by unchecking those entries in startup tab.

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Unknown1
Posts: 5

Thankyou G41M.

Is there anything else i can do that doesnt involve me disabling the program?

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G41M
Posts: 902

You can try to uninstall the Nvidia graphics driver fron the Control Panel > Programs > Uniinstall. Do not uninstall from the Device Manager. Reboot and reinstall the driver. If the latest driver is available from Nvidia site, download and use them.

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Unknown1
Posts: 5

I had an idea and looked into Windows Help and Support about the driver. There is an option to disable and also update it as well. Shall i update from there? It also says that it is working properly?

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Xhi
Posts: 6298

It would not hurt to try to update it.

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ispalten
Posts: 6259

I for one would go to the Nvidia website and see what the NEWER version is AND look at the README/CHANGE LOG. If you computer is a year or two old, newer drivers generally are useless. They generally include new h/w in the drivers.

If you DO disable the driver, Windows will revert to the VGA driver in its place.

I don't even know why you are concerned at all. Those registry entries are legit, and these are not a problem. Leave it be and go on.

Irv S.

Posted 2 years ago
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Unknown1
Posts: 5

isapalten - I am concerned, because i can hardly use my laptop, i dont know what i am doing, so i am asking for help. I need my laptop because i do homework on here that is very important to me.

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CompWiz
Posts: 864

Unknown1,

I think it would be best to back-up any essential data and do a clean install. As this can potentially be malware related.

Do you have the Windows disc that came with your PC?

Posted 2 years ago
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ispalten
Posts: 6259

Unknown1, I was talking about the SPECIFIC RUNDLL32 problem you 'think' you have. You do NOT have a problem with it...

If you do NOT know what you are doing, DO NOT go about replacing any DRIVERS unless YOU know you need them. You could do more damage than good.

If you are that concerned about what could be on the computer and lost, purchase a FLASHDRIVE and ALWAYS save the data to the COMPUTER and the FLASHDRIVE. That way you'll always have a copy.

Irv S.

Posted 2 years ago
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G41M
Posts: 902

Unknown1, In your 1st post you said;

"ive tried some solutions such as cmd and doing a full scan. The cmd run i done said it couldnt fix 1 problem."

What do you mean "full scan"? Was it malware/virus scan? Was it SFC that reported "it could not fix 1 problem"? If it is, what was the 1 problem file?

Posted 2 years ago
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warlock
Posts: 4100

@Unknown1, I usually don't write a story but the problem you are having entices me this time. Two computers I looked at recently had similar problems to yours. They clicked on ads for speedup your computer or some such nonsense with Nvidia driver downloads. They could not remember the exact wording. Just a guess you might have done the same thing. Both computers ended up with a trojan virus.

Try running,
http://www.superantispyware.co.....rhome.html
http://www.filehippo.com/downl.....i_malware/
One computer I was able to save this way the other one needed reinstall. Either way won't hurt to see what scans find.

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