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cannot find nefavega.dll / nVidia problems


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#1 Magnir

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 05:19 PM

Hello and Merry Christmas!

This morning I attempted to remove the Spyguard malware from my computer and during a needed reboot to remove the files my computer spiraled into a blue-screen-of-death loop where it continually rebooted itself.

I was able to fix this problem by using the repair function that is available from the original install disks.

After performing the repair, my computer rebooted fine with 2 exceptions: it tells me that it cannot find the C:\\windows\system\nefavega.dll and my nvidia drivers seem to have disappeared from my computer. Also, the refresh rate on my computer is now rather slow. It refreshes in a slow wave whenever I scroll up or down a website (but I believe that this will be fixed if I can fix the current problem).

I have the GeoForce7600 GS graphics card.

Solution I've tried:

I've gone to nvidia.com and downloaded the latest driver updates. I also double-checked to make sure that the update had a driver for my specific card. Upon running the program, it tells me that it cannot find that hardware on my computer. The card does appear to be working, however, because my resolution settings have not changed or "blown out"

Solutions I've thought of but am fearful of trying due to my lack of knowledge:

1) I have the WinXP upgrade disk and could run that to see if it would fix my nefavega.dll problem. But I don't know if it will help or further FUBAR my computer.

2) Removing and re-installing my graphics card. I cannot find the original disk that came with the hardware and I'm not sure that the downloadable drivers will be enough to get my graphics card up and running again.

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#2 Magnir

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 06:01 PM

It seems that my videocard isn't working at all. I'm going to try to remove and reinstall it.

Hopefully it isn't fried.

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 06:41 PM

The specific error that I get on start up is

Error loading c:\windows\system32\nefavega.dll
The specific module could not be found

What is that module for? All of the searches that I've done on the internet simply point me to malware that affects the file. Could this problem be affecting my graphics card or are they unrelated?

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 06:44 PM

You removed malware from your computer
The search for nefavega.dll is most likely malware (based on your searches and mine)
The system cannot find nefavega.dll - so it's most likely that this file was removed when you removed the malware.
You can stop the error message by using this free program: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysintern...s/Autoruns.mspx
Use the search function to find any instances of nefavega.dll and remove the checkmark next to them - reboot to verify that this makes the error message go away.

Beyond that, it appears that this has done some damage to your system. The worst thing that you can do right now is try fix after fix without a logical, methodical approach.

The first step in fighting malware infections is to get a second, independent opinion. You don't know if the malware has corrupted your current protection, so you'll need to try a couple of these free, online scans to see if you really are clean: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/blogs/usas...?showentry=1252
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