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Error uninstalling Need for Speed World

By cschrille
Jul 14, 2010
  1. Hey, today when i tried to uninstall Need for speed world i got an error message saying Regsvr32 could not read/find module (I've got swedish os sorta hard to translate) so i tried opening the dll and got the same message. Ive tried pretty much every .dll i have found in my computer and none of them work.Aero is disabled too so pretty much all system files i guess?
    Please help me out on this one I just did a clean install of Win7 as my Vista was not working.

    Thx in advance

    EDIT
    When i open system32 dll's i get this error.
    The start address for DllRegisterServer was not found.
    After using google it might just be DllRegisterServer entry point was not found, as i stated earlier i have swedish os
     
  2. ruready2

    ruready2 TS Enthusiast Posts: 219

    I wold need to know the specific and exact name of the dll file.
     
  3. cschrille

    cschrille TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 181

    It is all .dll files in the pc i've tried opening system32's dll files and it says that the module was read/written but the start address for DllRegisterServer was not found.
     
  4. ruready2

    ruready2 TS Enthusiast Posts: 219

    Try this: click start > run > type regsvr32 /i > ok. (Note there is a space between the number 2 and the forward slash). Reboot the computer. You will probably get the error no dll was specified. I personally do not know of a single step method for registering all dll files at once. Perhaps someone with more knowledge than I can provide additional info.
     
  5. cschrille

    cschrille TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 181

    Err i did do that regsvr32 /i but i got the same error message but i rebooted my pc after and nope, didn't work :/ Thanks though
    Btw what does that do?
     
  6. bobcat

    bobcat TechSpot Paladin Posts: 688   +67

    It may seem a trivial question, but did you try a system restore to a time before you did the uninstall, or even earlier, in case that was coincidental?
     
  7. ruready2

    ruready2 TS Enthusiast Posts: 219

    It simply registers the specified dll file but none was specified. I was more interested in the error you received as opposed to actually registering the files. I am in agreement with the answer above. System Restore.
     
  8. cschrille

    cschrille TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 181

    I have done a system restore to the 11th July and the problem started today without any success
     
  9. cschrille

    cschrille TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 181

    As a reminder it is ALL .dll files in the whole pc. Not just within Need for speed World.
     
  10. ruready2

    ruready2 TS Enthusiast Posts: 219

  11. cschrille

    cschrille TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 181

    What type of infection can do this? Rootkit? Anyhow i will do a full scan with Nod32 spybot spyware doctor superantispyware pro (already had superantispyware ;) ), iobit security 360 and malwarebytes when i go to bed at 4-5 am it is now 11.08 pm here ^^

    Thx for all the help and i hope this might solve it I will report back tomorrow!
     
     
  12. cschrille

    cschrille TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 181

    Also should i disable system restore and scan in safe mode?
     
  13. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,374   +167

    For the best advice and assistance for malware issues,start here for Virus/Malware removal Instructions Attach your logs for review in a new thread in the Malware removal forum to get assistance from the malware experts in that forum
     
  14. ruready2

    ruready2 TS Enthusiast Posts: 219

    Never disable system restore until you are absolutely certain all issues have been resolved. This applies to any issue you have including an infection. The logic is it is better to be able to return to an infected but workable state than not to be able to return at all. Safe mode scans should only be performed when you are unable to execute files in normal mode. Of course, there are a number of work arounds like rkill which terminate the malware process allowing for the execution of scanner(s).
     
  15. cschrille

    cschrille TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 181

    Ok so i scanned my whole pc with lots of tools and found a bunch of viruses, all of them are removed. But the problem is still there :(
    Again this is what happens when i open a system32 dll. Dllregisterserver entry point was not found. Please i really need help with this, does anyone have any idea how to get this fixed?

    Thx for all the help so far!
     
  16. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,374   +167

    I'd still suggest you're best to first follow the 8 step malware removal process suggested in prior post (along with the link to instructions) and then post a new thread in Malware forum for assitance

    1. You want the experts to first declare you "malware free"
    2. They may also be able to provide more specific recovery instructions based on your log files

    If they say you're malware free and can't help further, they'll refer you back to the Windows OS forums and you can post back here follow up

    .. at which point, i'd advise using your Windows install CD (or do you have a recovery partition) to do a "repair install" but still best to get malware expert "signoff" first
     
  17. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,376   +127

    Agreed.
     
  18. cschrille

    cschrille TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 181

    Err whats a recovery partition? I had vista earlier but my ati drivers stopped working so i made a partition and installed win7 on it, how do i make a recovery partition?
    I just wanna know but ill be posting on that malware part of the forum first tho.
     
  19. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,376   +127

    If you have a storebought computer, you probably have a recovery partition, eitherway, it really does the same thing.
     
  20. cschrille

    cschrille TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 181

    Ok i had no virus. But i still have the problems. Any clues?
     
  21. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,374   +167

    So I assume the current problem is with Win7, yes? Use your Win7 install CD to try doing Windows "repair install" (Windows will try rebuilding all Windows programs WITHOUT affecting your personal files and folders) See here

    While a repair install is pretty safe to attempt, it's still prudent to backup your stuff first for 100% assurance (and relief!)
     
  22. cschrille

    cschrille TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 181

    How would i back my files up? Im kinda out of space :S

    EDIT

    Could i make a new partition and make it repair from there so no files will be lost`?
     
  23. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,376   +127

    No.
    No files are supposed to be lost, but just in case a backup may be a good idea.
    How would you make a new partition if you're out of space?
     
  24. cschrille

    cschrille TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 181

    The point is, i cant do a backup of my files as i have like 200gb left and 800gb used.
    How big is the risk of loosing it all and why would it be lost? It only changes base system files right?
     
  25. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,374   +167

    IMHO: The risk is small but i'd add 2 more IMHO's

    1) The only thing 100% for sure about computers is there "ain't nuthin" 100% for sure about computers

    2) It's your choice, but it is really prudent and a very wise investment to buy a backup drive (how much is your personal files/folders worth to you? Forget about issues with repair installs - but realize hard drives can fail or software problems or malware can suddenly and unexpectedly strike at any time)

    Also, as far as a backup drive, i would suggest an external USB but IMHO get one that comes with it's own AC adapter (vs. relying on "portable" drives for your critical backups which must rely on USB ports for their power)

    Also, remember important data should be saved in two different places on two physically separate media (i.e. not two partitions on the same drive). Since any one media can fail (even your backup drive!) so you need to assure one good copy at any time

    is just my 1 1/2 cents worth :)

    again, i think losing data from a repair install is not likely but is wise to have a backup regardless :approve:
     
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