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HEy GUYS ..first POST ..NEED help ..Computer doing a odd thing!!

By RyanGambino74
Aug 23, 2005
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  1. Hey all ..Im on my buddies computer.
    Here's the story ..

    My brothers PC burnt up (fan went out etc.) I let him use my PC .
    It has Windows Xp Pentium 3 ..

    anyways here's what it does.

    I turn it on ,
    It goes to the Blue screen for me to click on my name and Start my settings..
    then it goes to my desktop ,then...

    It says something like error "wildtangent.something .something " ..
    then it says a 400dll error ..

    it dosnt even give me time to read the errors(so I can write them down) before it shuts down and restarts ..it goes back to the bluescreen ..then I click it and it does the same FNthing..
    can anyone help with this ??

    thanx in anvanced guys
  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,566

    Can you boot up in "safe mode"? (press f8 while booting up).

    Did a quick google on 400dll errors, and it looks like it is probably a software problem. Assuming you can get into safe mode, right click on "my computer" then chose "management" and start up the event viewer. Look around in there for the error reports to see what is causing your crash.
  3. RonV

    RonV TS Rookie

    Probably looks like this.

    Error Loading
    C:\ProgramFiles\WildTangent\Apps\CDA\cdaEngine0400.dll
    The specified module could not be found.

    The wild tangent software is notorious for installing spyware.

    Here is more information.
    Go to the following website for more information.
    http://www.kephyr.com/spywarescanner/library/wildtangent/index.phtml

    You may need to perform the following in Safe Mode.

    Uninstall procedure: WildTangent
    http://www.kephyr.com/spywarescanner/library/wildtangent/index.phtml

    Here are a couple of programs that can help keep you free of most spyware.

    AdAware
    http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download/

    Spybot
    http://security.kolla.de/

    RonV
    MS-MVP
  4. RyanGambino74

    RyanGambino74 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    C:\ProgramFiles\WildTangent\Apps\CDA\cdaEngine0400.dll

    thats exactily what it looks like..
    Thanx guys ..Ill give it a shot
  5. RonV

    RonV TS Rookie

    Let us know how this turns out.

    RonV :)
  6. RyanGambino74

    RyanGambino74 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Worked!!Im back on ..but I had to unistall -and re-install from Wildtangent..
    Now I got Pop-ups gallor ..
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