Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

rundll32.exe error on computer shutdown


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 smo4291990

smo4291990

  • Members
  • 1 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:08:13 PM

Posted 01 May 2012 - 11:06 PM

My computer has been getting hung up on shutdown, and I have seen the rundll32.exe error message. I ran a HiJack This scan, and the log is below. I need to know what to do now. Some other sites I have read have fixed the problem by having HiJack This fix some of the files in the scan. Which of these should I check to be fixed?

Log removed as we rarely use HiJackThis and we do not analyze them in this forum. ~ OB

Edited by Orange Blossom, 02 May 2012 - 12:13 AM.


BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 Orange Blossom

Orange Blossom

    OBleepin Investigator


  • Moderator
  • 36,993 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Bloomington, IN
  • Local time:10:13 PM

Posted 02 May 2012 - 12:18 AM

I have seen the rundll32.exe error message


Please describe this message more fully. If you can, please quote it and explain when you see it.

Orange Blossom :cherry:
Help us help you. If HelpBot replies, you MUST follow step 1 in its reply so we know you need help.

Orange Blossom

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

SpywareBlaster, WinPatrol Plus, ESET Smart Security, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, NoScript Firefox ext., Norton noscript

#3 hamluis

hamluis

    Moderator


  • Moderator
  • 56,106 posts
  • ONLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Killeen, TX
  • Local time:09:13 PM

Posted 02 May 2012 - 07:20 AM

Please post the exact error message...and tell us exactly when it appears (what you are doing on the system).

Louis

#4 JedSWilson

JedSWilson

  • Members
  • 1 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:09:13 PM

Posted 06 June 2012 - 09:39 AM

Hi smo4291990

Try to run some registry cleaner to fix the problem. There lot of cases causing rundll32.exe, mostly a corrupt registry causes this problem or some cause by a program which automatically runs on startup. Uninstall a program you just had installed before the problem happens it may cause the trouble.
Or try this solution http://www.techyv.com/questions/i-am-getting-rundll32exe-error. hope it works.

#5 hamluis

hamluis

    Moderator


  • Moderator
  • 56,106 posts
  • ONLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Killeen, TX
  • Local time:09:13 PM

Posted 06 June 2012 - 09:46 AM

<<Try to run some registry cleaner to fix the problem.>>

IMO, a bad suggestion.

Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for several reasons:
  • Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable.

    The Windows registry is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. It contains information and settings for all hardware, software, users, and preferences. Whenever a user makes changes to settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in this repository. The registry is a crucial component because it is where Windows "remembers" all this information, how it works together, how Windows boots the system and what files it uses when it does. The registry is also a vulnerable subsystem, in that relatively small changes done incorrectly can render the system inoperable. For a more detailed explanation, read Understanding The Registry.
  • Not all registry cleaners are created equal. There are a number of them available but they do not all work entirely the same way. Each vendor uses different criteria as to what constitutes a "bad entry". One cleaner may find entries on your system that will not cause problems when removed, another may not find the same entries, and still another may want to remove entries required for a program to work.
  • Not all registry cleaners create a backup of the registry before making changes. If the changes prevent the system from booting up, then there is no backup available to restore it in order to regain functionality. A backup of the registry is essential BEFORE making any changes to the registry.
  • Improperly removing registry entries can hamper malware disinfection and make the removal process more difficult if your computer becomes infected. For example, removing malware related registry entries before the infection is properly identified can contribute to system instability and even make the malware undetectable to removal tools.
  • The usefulness of cleaning the registry is highly overrated and can be dangerous. In most cases, using a cleaner to remove obsolete, invalid, and erroneous entries does not affect system performance but it can result in "unpredictable results".

Unless you have a particular problem that requires a registry edit to correct it, I would suggest you leave the registry alone. Using registry cleaning tools unnecessarily or incorrectly could lead to disastrous effects on your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. For routine use, the benefits to your computer are negligible while the potential risks are great.Louis

Edited by hamluis, 06 June 2012 - 09:46 AM.





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users