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The procedure entry point IsThreadDesktopComposisted could not be located

By Habylab
Nov 2, 2008
  1. I get that error message every time I open specific programs. e.g. Firefox and drivermax. I have googled it and a ie7 file called dwmapi.dll seems to be the problem, but it isn't present on my computer.
    How to fix this?

    Please help, please, please PLEASE!

    Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Moderator Edit: Please do not double post. Instead, use the edit button. When bumping wait at least 24 hours for a reply.
     
  2. Habylab

    Habylab TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 263

    Oh come on guys.

    Please, PLease, PLEASE
     
  3. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,425   +77

    According to some googles, that dll is Vista-specific, so what is it doing on your XP system? Are you downloading the wrong version of those 'specific programs' you mention?
     
  4. Habylab

    Habylab TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 263

    No. I haven't. Some are the wrong langauge, like English US, not English UK.
     
  5. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,425   +77

    No problem, but why not actually describe the error .... 'that error message every time' ... tells me nothing, so how can I help?
     
  6. Habylab

    Habylab TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 263

    When i Open firefox, it comes up with that message, and then I click OK, and thne it goes away. It is just a tad annoying.
     
  7. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,322   +622

    "entry point xxx could not be located"
    is a sure sign that some software is out of date with respect to a DLL upon which it
    is dependent.
    This seldomly happens when software is added to a system using an installer,
    but frequently occurs when software is copied from one system to another :rolleyes:
     
  8. Habylab

    Habylab TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 263

    So.... How do I fix it then.
     
  9. Habylab

    Habylab TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 263

    I know it hasn't been 24 hours, but It has been over a night so...
     
  10. Habylab

    Habylab TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 263

    Please? I just need an answer
     
  11. Habylab

    Habylab TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 263

    An answer now please?
     
  12. Habylab

    Habylab TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 263

    Oh COME ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  13. Habylab

    Habylab TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 263

    Its been over a week, please help.
     
  14. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,425   +77

  15. Habylab

    Habylab TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 263

    Sounds ok.... I may try it later.
     
  16. Habylab

    Habylab TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 263

    Thanks for the suggestion, but I can't do that.
     
  17. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,425   +77

    Have you read that link I gave - some people just delete the .dll
     
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