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RunDll Startup Error

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#1 saps


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Posted 04 January 2010 - 10:20 PM

After installing some programs in my one-week-old computer i am getting the following message at Windows 7 (spanish version :huh:) startup:

Problema al iniciar winhrk32.rom
No se puede encontrar el módulo especificado."

Which would be, according to my english translation:

Error loading winhrk32.rom
The specified module could not be found."

I click OK and everything seems to be running ok (fast and correctly), but its an annoying startup for a new computer.

The machine is a Compaq Presario CQ61-330SS.
The programs i installed are: Itunes, Autodesk Autocad 2009, Autodesk TrueView 2010, Adobe CS3 Suite, Google Sketchup 7.1, Google Chrome, Google Earth, ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 and Microsoft Office 2007...

I hope any help is possible. Thanks a lot.


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Posted 05 January 2010 - 01:05 PM

Have you recently run your anti-virus?

Its not unusual to receive such an error after using specialized fix tools.

A "Cannot find...", "Could not run...", "Error loading... or "specific module could not be found" message is usually related to malware that was set to run at startup but has been deleted. Windows is trying to load this file but cannot locate it since the file was mostly likely removed during an anti-virus or anti-malware scan. However, an associated orphaned registry entry remains and is telling Windows to load the file when you boot up. Since the file no longer exists, Windows will display an error message. You need to remove this registry entry so Windows stops searching for the file when it loads.

To resolve this, download Autoruns, search for the related entry and then delete it.

Create a new folder on your hard drive called AutoRuns (C:\AutoRuns) and extract (unzip) the file there. (click here if you're not sure how to do this.)
Open the folder and double-click on autoruns.exe to launch it.
Please be patient as it scans and populates the entries.
When done scanning, it will say Ready at the bottom.
Scroll through the list and look for a startup entry related to the file(s) in the error message. winhrk32.rom
Right-click on the entry and choose delete.
Reboot your computer and see if the startup error returns.

Edited by garmanma, 05 January 2010 - 01:06 PM.

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#3 saps

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 10:31 PM

I deleted the entry in question and all is excellent now.
Actually, you are right about the use of the antivirus, I remember having seen a message of files being quarentied and then, later, having this message at startup.

Thank you very much Garman man.

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