Missing ROM files?

By Blazeduke
May 31, 2010
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  1. Whenever I start up my computer, i get an error message,

    "ERROR LOADING WINMPA32.ROM....THE SPECIFIED MODULE COULD NOT BE FOUND"

    How do i resolve the issue:confused:
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,108   +21

    Blaze, can you make sure you are giving us the exact spelling because there is absolutely nothing on the whole internet concerning WINMPA32.ROM.
  3. seanc

    seanc Newcomer, in training Posts: 284

    Do you mean WINMAP32.EXE? That seems to be Malware related...
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,108   +21

    Exactly; which is why I want to make sure Blaze you have copied it down correctly.

    There is a strong possibility you are infected.
  5. Blazeduke

    Blazeduke Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 19

    no......i was looking at the message when i did was typing it down :S
  6. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,108   +21

    Run your security scans. What is your antivirus, etc.? Can you at least boot into Safe Mode?
  7. Blazeduke

    Blazeduke Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 19

    my anitvirus picks nothing up (symantec endpoint protection) i can boot into safe mode. It was just something that showed up one day out of the blue.
  8. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,108   +21

    Blaze, we suggest you go to the Virus and Malware Removal forum, read the Updated 8 Step sticky and follow the instructions as given.

    When you finish post there with required logs. You'll get excellent help there.

    I am not saying this is your issue but you could also be deeply infected. We are trying to be proactive.

    * Also, you might want to see if a firmware upgrade for your DVD drive might help.
  9. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,011   +218

    check the file association *.ROM is invoking what???
  10. vasudeven2

    vasudeven2 Newcomer, in training

    wineen32.rom missing

    similarly i am also having the problem that wineen32.rom missing when i system loged in,actually before it was shoein winnux32.rom missing now its showing different,how can i remove this bug friends???
  11. CAMusing

    CAMusing TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 328

    Go to the Virus and Malware Removal Forum and be sure to read the instructions.
  12. vannaen

    vannaen Newcomer, in training

    Missing ROM files

    Do a system restore to when your computer last worked, this will solve any file problems.
  13. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,011   +218

    not likely! Restoring a System Restore Point is about drivers and settings. A full HD restore *may* do that, but only if it first wipes the disk to eleminate files that are not present in the restore.image
     
  14. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,267   +149

    For the "what it's worth" department... and a start of some info i found about ROM files

    1. I searched for and found 43 *.ROM files on my Win 7 machine

    2. CtlPanel->Default Programs->File Associations did NOT define/associate the .ROM extension with anything (which i think implies it's not intended to be invoked by clicking it. But rather is a data file for something that's not likely intended as a user program

    3. Which seems to be consistent with .ROM files appearing (i.e. my guess) to be data files containing firmware (and firmware needed data?) for your BIOS and/or machine and/or other hardware

    Anyway, just a guess... if anyone learns more or different please share!! (now i'm reall curious to know all about .ROM files :) )
  15. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,011   +218

    Your guess is what I would assume too ...
  16. vasudeven2

    vasudeven2 Newcomer, in training

    problem sloved

    just use malwarebytes program,it removed my .rom missing file msg
  17. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,267   +149

    Thanks for that post/update.... :)

    Another reminder that malware might try to hide in what otherwise looks like a normal file name and extension
  18. Mabenbkaoe

    Mabenbkaoe Newcomer, in training

    Missing ROM files

    I recently reinstalled xp now i need to reinstall my motherboard drivers i have a k7s5a pro and have downloaded the ROM file.
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