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Error Loading Nview.dll

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#1 SuzieQ


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Posted 04 August 2006 - 01:27 PM

Hey guys-
Just want to let you know that this forum is really amazing, and I appreciate all the help you've given me.

I followed all the steps before posting a Hijack this log. Somewhere along the way, I believe it was either after the firewall or the Microsoft updates, I began to receive this message:

error loading nView.dll.
A dynamic link library (DLL) initialization routine failed.

Can someone help me out with this? It pops up at least twice every time I start up my computer.

Many thanks,

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 02:02 PM


I'm not sure how it works but that .dll is related to NVIDIA nView Desktop Manager. It may be a matter of uninstalling and reinstalling it. I'm not sure. Go to your control panel and see if it's there and post back. Or maybe someone may know more about NVIDIA nView Desktop Manager. Than I. hth

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 02:24 PM

I'm not sure if this would work, but you could try updating your drivers(if you haven't already), it might contain that file and place it back. Or if you don't care about having the desktop thing, I think you can disable it by:
-Right click on desktop
-Choose properties
-Choose the settings Tab
-Click Advanced Button

From there one of the option should contain something about the desktop manager on the task bar. Unckeck it. I don't know if that's the only time it loads so you might still get the error.

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Posted 05 August 2006 - 11:55 AM

Hey guys-

Thanks! I don't even know WHAT the nVidia desktop manager is, so how useful can it be? I'll look for it and unistall it. Am I using it inadvertently? Does it have anything to do with the way my screen looks? I don't want to get rid of it and then create a huge problem for myself.

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 03:05 AM

Try disabling it in your startup menu before uninstalling it.

It is probably a control ap for your graphics adapter (nVidia).

Use Startup Inspector to disable it if it is in the startup menu. You can always reenable it if you find you need it.

tartup Inspector (manages startup menu – helps you identify aps in the startup menu so you can disable unnecessary programs from running in the background when they are not needed)


Startup Monitor (a small freeware ap available on the same page to notify you and require your permission for any program to add itself to your startup menu)


I believe that nView.dl is part of Windows Critical Updates, so go to Windows Updates and run the scanner to see if you are missing any.

NVIDIAŽ nView™ multi-display software--bundled free with NVIDIAŽ ForceWare™ desktop, workstation, mobile, platform, and multimedia software solutions

It probably came with your graphics card or adapter.

Edited by Enthusiast, 06 August 2006 - 03:10 AM.

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