Run a dll as an App error

By sephirothvswill
Jun 12, 2009
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  1. mflynn

    mflynn Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,793

    Just to confirm run quickscans with MBAM and SAS!
    Then HJT

    Post all logs!

    To remove AVG download and run the below:

    AVG remover and run: http://www.grisoft.cz/filedir/util/avg_arm_sup_____.dir/avgremover.exe

    Download extract and run Kleaner http://support.kaspersky.com/downloads/products2009/avg8.zip

    Then do a Windows disk search for
    1st avg7*.*
    2nd avg8*.*
    3rd grisoft*.*
    Delete all found.

    run RegSeeker click Find in Registry and find and delete
    1st avg7
    2nd avg8
    3rd grisoft

    Then click Clean the Registry check all boxes and delete all found!

    Mike
  2. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +32

    Mike, why do you want him to download yet another Registry Cleaner? I am at a loss as to why you have users download and run so many extra programs. Eventually, the system can become overloaded. I accept the fact the we do things differently, but this is something I've asked you about since you first began posting here.
  3. mflynn

    mflynn Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,793

    I am so sorry you are at a loss!:D

    But yes he could and should uninstall these 3rd rate programs.

    None had the "Find in registry" function that RegSeeker had that we needed! And RegSeeker is one of the best!

    Mike
  4. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +32

    I'm glad you are in agreement. Perhaps you should tell the user to uninstall the 3 Registry programs before adding another. It doesn't matter whether they are good or bad, they are on the hard drive and loading on startup, meaning the RAM is being used.
  5. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    I second this recommendation of Bobbye... Only one, and probably not any of those listed.
    We often find that a "slow" computer is junked up with too much of those sorts of downloads, while doing nothing useful.
  6. sephirothvswill

    sephirothvswill Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 25

    ok so i tried to uninstall sunbelt counterspy, registry easy, regcure and registry defense, but i seem to still have files all over the place for them and counterspy is still starting up and running. what should i do? i tried using registry seeker to remover sunbelt but it kind yells at me in like german or somethin. lol
  7. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +32

    You will need to stop the programs from starting up in order to uninstall them:

    Start> Run> type in msconfig s> Selective Start-up> Startup tab> uncheck the processes for these programs> Apply> OK.

    Reboot> NOTE: you will get a nag message that you can ignore and lose after checking 'don't show this message again'. Stay in Selective Startup.comes up after checking 'don't show this message again'.

    Now do the uninstall in the Control Panel> Add/Remove Programs.

    If you still get errors when uninstalling, boot into Safe Mode, then follow the directions.
  8. mflynn

    mflynn Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,793

    You mean RegSeeker worked for AVG but not for these?

    After properly uninstalling use RegSeeker to search for
    RegCure
    Registry Easy
    Registry Defense

    Then use windows search for
    RegCure*.*

    Registr*.* (But on this one only choose and delete the ones that are clearly Registry Easy or Registry defense, not everthing ).

    Mike
  9. sephirothvswill

    sephirothvswill Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 25

    well.... something went horribly wrong along the way and now i can't start up my computer. ii tried to reinstall the missing file, but idk much about commad prompt. the missing or corrupt file was at WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\config\WINDOWS i believe. but like i said, i let my friend borrow my CD like an ***** and i can't start my computer or reinstall the OS w/o the product key. idk to do, i downloaded WinXP on my gf computer and burned a copy of the disc, but... i need help again
  10. mflynn

    mflynn Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,793

    Again did all the steps in post #26 succeed?

    Did the problem begin when you started with ReCure and the other reg cleaners etc?

    But your Registry is now trashed!

    As the computer boots hit F8 to get the "Windows Advanced Boot menu" (location of Safe Mode entry) from here choose , "Last known good configuration"! Knock on wood cross fingers!

    Mike
  11. sephirothvswill

    sephirothvswill Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 25

    failure, that didn't work i had already tried that and reinstall the OS requires the product key, which i don't have. so does anyone have any idean how to reinstall the files w/o formatting or reinstalling the entire OS?
  12. sephirothvswill

    sephirothvswill Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 25

    sorry i forgot to answer your question, yeah i did all the steps in #26, got rid off all the avg and grisoft, but somhow an important registry key. btw i'm on my ps3 an di have a flash drive if any of that can help me
  13. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    You NEED the product key, and you NEED an install disk unless you have advanced tech skills... which you obviously do not have since you are asking the questions you asked.
     
  14. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +32

    Maybe mflynn will come back and rescue you. There is a good chance your system will crash with all the programs that were added.
  15. mflynn

    mflynn Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,793

    Sorry late getting back, had to work out of the office today!

    OK you have an XP cd so you have all you need to fix this. But you have some work to do!

    Go here: http://ubcd4win.com/

    Down load and build this CD!

    Download and use: http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download

    To burn the ISO to a bootable cd.

    But from CD (this cd does not boot from HD but from the actual CD and a RAM drive).

    Once booted click Start-Registry-Restore registry. Choose date before this happend!

    I will be here to help but it may be mid afternoon before i return. Just go slowly and reed the instructions and it is not as hard as it may look!

    Mike
  16. sephirothvswill

    sephirothvswill Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 25

    ok thanks so much i'm gonna try to work on this as soon as i get access to another computer
  17. sephirothvswill

    sephirothvswill Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 25

    when i build this cd, do i have to buid it on a computer running windows XP home edition? or can i use on that has XP proffesional?
  18. mflynn

    mflynn Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,793

    XP any flavor!

    Read and study the website even for 10 minutes it will tell you this and all you need to build.

    Mike
  19. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Either is fine. We use XP Professional for everything.
  20. sephirothvswill

    sephirothvswill Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 25

    well i failed at everything, i reinstalled XP and it deleted all my files in the my documents folder as well as everything off of my user account. but it kept the program files. so idk what to do now, i guess it's time to start over
  21. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Do you need to recover those documents, or did you intend to start over?
  22. mflynn

    mflynn Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,793

    So you decided to not do the UBCD4Win?

    If your Program Files folder programs are still there then you have installed a second Windows.

    My Computer to drive c: and see if you don't have a Windows and an Winnt folder or a Windows.000 folder. If so the Winnt or Windows.000 is now your active windows folder.

    If you do have both a Windows and Winnt or Windows.000 folder then likely the seemingly lost My Documents should also be there.

    My Computer to c:\Documents and Settings look at all the profiles like your name and see if the original My documents is not there.

    Mike
  23. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +32

    sephirothvswill, sorry to hear you got to that point. I think you had too much duplication of programs installed and was then overburdened with downloading and running excessive programs.

    Why did you delete the files in My Documents? Those are ones you should keep.
  24. sephirothvswill

    sephirothvswill Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 25

    i didn't mean to delete my files and when i scan it looks over files that seem to be lost but possibly aren't. so then, how would i switch back to or copy my files from the other windows installation?

    also, i did make the UBCDWINXP but i had some trouble, it gave me an error so i tried to reinstall windows thinking it would replace an corrupted and missing registry files.

    again thanks everyone and it does seem like i can save those files, i hope
  25. sephirothvswill

    sephirothvswill Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 25

    btw there is an allusers.WINDOWS file and my old folder with my name, but it says empty and access is denied when i click on it
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