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#1 OxYgEn

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Posted 09 December 2006 - 04:57 AM

Whenever I try to start up an up, such as MSN Messenger, Xfire, Worms World Party, I always get this error :

The procedure entry point Makecriticalsectionglobal could not be found in the dynamic link library Kernel32.dll

I've tried :

1) Going to dll-files.com to replace my dll, didn't work
2) Going to dlldump.com to replace my dll, didn't work again.
3) Replace from my own dll cache, and didn't work.

It's really annoying, can someone help me? :thumbsup:

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Posted 09 December 2006 - 08:52 AM

This error explains a problem with accessing kernel32.dll. It could be a problem with that dll, or it could be a problem with the way that another program tries to access the Makecriticalsectionglobal entry point.

The most common cures for this "generic" error (we'd need more info to pin it down) are:
1) Scan your system for malware ( free at http://safety.live.com/ )
2) Visit Windows Update and obtain all the latest updates
3) Update your motherboard/chipset drivers
4) Update your video card driver
5) Ensure that you Direct X is updated ( http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...6a-9b6652cd92a3 )
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Posted 09 December 2006 - 10:02 AM

This error explains a problem with accessing kernel32.dll. It could be a problem with that dll, or it could be a problem with the way that another program tries to access the Makecriticalsectionglobal entry point.

The most common cures for this "generic" error (we'd need more info to pin it down) are:
1) Scan your system for malware ( free at http://safety.live.com/ )
2) Visit Windows Update and obtain all the latest updates
3) Update your motherboard/chipset drivers
4) Update your video card driver
5) Ensure that you Direct X is updated ( http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...6a-9b6652cd92a3 )


1) I'm quite sure it's not a problem with malware, I run scans with ewido, ad-aware, AVG and spybot quite regularl.y

2) I'm gonna check if I have the latest updates.

3) Done.

4) Done.

5) Done.

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Posted 09 December 2006 - 10:39 AM

Try uninstalling Worms World Party to see if the problem goes away. The game install may have caused corruption or needs to be patched. Also try running chkdsk.
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Posted 09 December 2006 - 11:01 AM

Malware can mimic hardware problems, to include BSOD's and I have attempted to fix some of them without virus scans - it's impossible! I wouldn't put anything past the writers of this garbage.

An additional, independent malware scan is essential so that you know that your scanner hasn't missed something. But even that's not enough - what if you're the first one to get the virus? It hasn't been reported yet, so there's no fix for it. So, we do the best we can by double-checking.

The reason for this is that the malware is designed to get around our attempts to "fix" it - so a software or hardware update may not do any good at all if there's a virus on the system. This is particularly important for problems that attempt to exploit Windows vulnerabilities.

What version of DirectX are you using (dxdiag at the Run dialog will tell you)?

Other options:
1) SFC.EXE: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/43051/how-to-use-sfcexe-to-repair-system-files/
2) repair install of XP: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
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Posted 10 December 2006 - 01:00 AM

usama : I'm running DirectX 9.0c.

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 08:46 AM

Try the http://safety.live.com scan
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Posted 10 December 2006 - 08:43 PM

Try the http://safety.live.com scan


I tried doing the SFC.exe scan but my I can't find my disc at the moment so it's really tiresome.

I'm going to do the scan now.

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 09:19 PM

The scan at the link usama gave you is not an SFC.EXE scan. It is a scan done over the internet which will scan for malware/viruses, extra junk on the computer, registry corruption, and see if your disk needs defragmenting. You need to use Internet Explorer for it to work and accept the Active X and the EULA. Make sure you choose the free on-line full service scan about in the middle of the page, not the download. It will take a long time to complete. Note: this is a Microsoft product and as such is the safest in terms of registry fixing and it will always create a backup for you. You do not need disks for this scan to work.

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 10:18 PM

The scan at the link usama gave you is not an SFC.EXE scan. It is a scan done over the internet which will scan for malware/viruses, extra junk on the computer, registry corruption, and see if your disk needs defragmenting. You need to use Internet Explorer for it to work and accept the Active X and the EULA. Make sure you choose the free on-line full service scan about in the middle of the page, not the download. It will take a long time to complete. Note: this is a Microsoft product and as such is the safest in terms of registry fixing and it will always create a backup for you. You do not need disks for this scan to work.

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Posted 11 December 2006 - 01:54 AM

I just completed the scan, but it didn't fix the problem.

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 09:45 PM

I had an initial error of missing ddraw.dll. I downloaded that and put it in Windows/System32.
The next eror was this "...MakeCriticalSectionGlobal..." error. I did everything else shown
on the earlier posts. Everything updated, chkdsk, etc. DirectX9c..

I went to Start-Run "dxdiag" and found that I was also missing "msdmo.dll". This error came up on page 2
under the DIRECTX FILES tab.

I downloaded this file and added it to SYSTEM32 also.

Problem gone.

Hope this works for you.

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 11:55 PM

Hi i know this thread is way tooo old.. But I just want to say, I also had this problem and I solved it (thank God)
What I did was.. I re downloaded the "ddraw.dll" from >http://www.dlldump.com/download-dll-files_new.php/dllfiles/D/ddraw.dll/5.03.2600.2180/download.html<

I checked the dxdiag and I figured out the last ddraw.dll that I downloaded from the other site last night was an old version and It says it can create problems.

Well anyway, I hope this can help you .. all you guys out there who's currently facing this problem.:thumbsup:

Take care!

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 09:30 AM

Since the file in question is a component of DirectX...I just would have installed the latest version of DirectX supported. I'm a bit leery about getting Windows files from any site other than www.microsoft.com.

Thanks for your solution :thumbsup:.

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