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System.Drawing.SafeNativeMethods threw an exception


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#1 Lukin922

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 09:47 PM

When I startup Windows XP I get the following error message:

The type initializer for "System.Drawing.SafeNativeMethods" threw an exception.

This does not seem to cause any issues with startup, however I'm wondering if this is an error message I should be concerned with or not. I've run Malwarebytes, Spybot, and SUPERAntispyware and nothing was detected. I'm think maybe it's a registry issue or something corrupt with Windows XP.

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 11:06 PM

It looks like .NET Framework issue. Look here: http://www.dotnet247.com/247reference/msgs/55/277105.aspx

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 06:11 PM

My folder names in C:\WINDOWS\WinSxS\x86_Microsoft.Windows.GdiPlus don't exactly match up with the folder names in the forum. I checked each of the folders and the GdiPlus.dll files seem to be included in each folder. Below are the list of my folders:

x86_Microsoft.Windows.GdiPlus_6595b64144ccf1df_1.0.0.0_x-ww_8d353f13
x86_Microsoft.Windows.GdiPlus_6595b64144ccf1df_1.0.2600.2180_x-ww_522f9f82
x86_Microsoft.Windows.GdiPlus_6595b64144ccf1df_1.0.2600.5512_x-ww_dfb54e0c
x86_Microsoft.Windows.GdiPlus_6595b64144ccf1df_1.0.2600.5581_x-ww_dfbc4fc4
x86_Microsoft.Windows.GdiPlus_6595b64144ccf1df_1.0.6001.22319_x-ww_f0b4c2df

This error message occurs when windows loads. I'm not running any application, after a reboot this message always pops up.

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 08:34 PM

Download Autoruns for Windows: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb963902.aspx
No installation required.
Simply unzip Autoruns.zip file, and double click on autoruns.exe file to run the program.
Go File>Save, and save AutoRuns.txt file to know location.
Paste the content into your next reply.

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 10:50 PM

Here is the autoruns text file.

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 10:57 PM

I'm also now getting an iTunesHelper error. i'll try to capture the full error message. I believe it was an error occurred and windows needed to close the application. When I click on the iTunes.exe file I get the following error message:

iTunes was not installed correctly. Please reinstall iTunes.

Error 7

Not sure if this is related or an additional problem. I've reinstalled iTunes and still get the same error message as above.

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 11:26 PM

You have few unneeded startups. Let's un-check them and see what happens.

Re-run Autoruns, click on "Logon" tab and un-check following items:
+ "HP Software Update"
+ "iTunesHelper"
+ "KernelFaultCheck"
+ "SoundMan"
+ "StartCCC"
+ "WinampAgent"
+ "HP Digital Imaging Monitor.lnk"
+ "HP Image Zone Fast Start.lnk"
+ "SUPERAntiSpyware" [unless you have paid version]

Restart computer.

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 10:13 AM

Broni, thanks for all your help. When I get back home I'll go and uncheck the programs you have listed. Do you think this will stop the error? Also, by unchecking these items will it cause issues in attempting to run any of the programs (iTunes, Winamp, etc)?

Broni, thanks for all your help. When I get back home I'll go and uncheck the programs you have listed. Do you think this will stop the error? Also, by unchecking these items will it cause issues in attempting to run any of the programs (iTunes, Winamp, etc)?

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 01:31 PM

Do you think this will stop the error?

I simply can't answer this question.

Also, by unchecking these items will it cause issues in attempting to run any of the programs (iTunes, Winamp, etc)?

Absolutely not. Unchecking, simply prevents those programs from starting, when your computer starts, thus clogging your resources.
You still can run them, WHEN you need them to be used, not running all the time in the background.

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 07:53 PM

Might want to check event viewer. If you see any more errors that google indicates are related to .NET versions, you may want to look into cleaning up a .NET install.

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 08:02 PM

When I unchecked the applications listed above and restarted the error did not appear. Is this a problem with one of the applications?

I'm also having issues with IE8: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...=286796&hl=

Not sure if these issues are all related or not. I'm still having issues with IE8.

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 08:16 PM

When I unchecked the applications listed above and restarted the error did not appear

Very good.
Now, it's some investigation time for you.
Re-check ONE of un-checked entries.
Restart computer.
No error?
Re-enable next one.
Restart computer....and so on until you find the culprit.

As for your The memory could not be "written" error, it's often caused by some infection.

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 10:08 AM

I started to individually uncheck the applications. When I unchecked iTunesHelper I get an error message that stated windows need to close the program at startup, but it was not the original System.Drawing.SafeNativeMethods threw an exception. I left the iTunesHelper unchecked.

I then continued to uncheck the applications. When I got to

+ "HP Image Zone Fast Start.lnk"

I received the System.Drawing.SafeNativeMethods threw an exception on startup.

I also noticed my computer reboots a lot quicker with those applications unchecked. Is there any reason to have any of these programs run at startup? If not, I'll probably leave them unchecked.

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 12:08 PM

All of those items are unneeded startups, so you can safely leave them un-checked.

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 02:36 PM

How do I fix the + "HP Image Zone Fast Start.lnk" so I don't get the error at startup? Or is this a useless application that I shouldn't worry about.




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