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#1 Orange wig

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 07:12 PM

This is the message that I am getting as soon as I start the computer.

"An error occurred while loading library commonforms.dll::RegisterWindow.
It may have been removed. Please reinstall the application. If the problem persists, contact technical support."

Now I have no internet access. I use Netgear smart wizard for my wireless connection. The Netgear SW is running and says that I am connected but I am not. I tried opening up FF and it says that I am not connected to the internet.


This is a PC running XP Pro with not a lot of stuff installed on it.

I use AVG Internet Security 2011, and I have used Malwarebytes Anti-malware v1.61.0.1400 today and it found 94 tracking cookies that it removed. The problem still persists.

I am not really sure what is going on? Was it a Microsoft update that went wrong and corrupted something, did I uninstall something that removed something that the computer needed, or is it a viruse/malware???

Please help!

Thank you in advance.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 07:20 PM

Hello

For the connection try these...

Please click Start > Run, type inetcpl.cpl in the runbox and press enter.
Click the Connections tab and click the LAN settings option.
Verify if "Use a proxy..." is checked, if so, UNcheck it and click OK/OK to exit.
Now check if the internet is working again.

OR

Go to Start ... Run and type in cmd
A dos Window will appear.
Type in the dos window: netsh winsock reset
Click on the enter key.

Reboot your system to complete the process.




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.
Right-click on the entry and choose delete.
Reboot your computer and see if the startup error returns.
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Posted 12 June 2012 - 11:52 PM

Well, I now have my connection back up and running. Thank you!!!

I used Autoruns and could not find "Commonforms.dll" listed there at all. It seems that whatever causes the error also takes out the internet as well. So, every time I reboot the computer I am going to have to reset winsock...

Any ideas?

Thank you for your help so far!!! :thumbup2:

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 08:14 PM

Download and run WinSockFix. This is a two step process that will Back up the Registry and Reset the Winsock Stack.
  • Double click on WinsockXPFix.exe to open.
  • On the Winsock and TCP Repair Utility screen, click "ReG-Backup"
  • On the ERDNT Welcome screen, click "OK".
  • On the Backup to: screen, click "OK".
  • On the Folder does not exist question screen click "Yes".
  • You will see a status screen as your registry is being backed up.
  • On the Registry backup is complete! screen, click "OK" and you will go back to the main window.
  • On the Winsock and TCP Repair Utility screen, click "Fix".
  • On the Apply the VB_Winsock fix? screen click "Yes".
  • The screen will display a status message "repair completed please reboot."
  • On the Repair Completed screen click "OK" to reboot your computer.
  • If your computer was not using DHCP, you will need to reconfigure TCP/IP.
  • You should have connectivity restored.


Is AVG PC tune up installed?
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