Error message: Entry Point Not Found ??

By mickylaren
Feb 29, 2004
  1. Hey everyone!

    I have a Dell Dimension desktop running Windows XP home, and for the last few weeks I have been receiving the following error message when I first start the computer. (See attachment for screenshot)


    regsrv32.exe - Entry Point Not Found:

    The procedure entry point _stop@0 could not be locate din the dynamic link library regsrv32.dll.


    I have run a virus scanning program and cleared all spyware with ad-aware and spybot, but I still receive the error. I opened task manager and the process associated with this error message is "csrss.exe." The search function revealed two locations of this file on the affected computer and none on a non-affected computer: "C:\i386" and "C:\windows\system32."

    I moved both files to a temporary location, but it did not solve the problem; I still get the error message every time I start the computer.

    Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated. It doesn't cause problems, but I want the computer to be working correctly. Thanks so much in advance!


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  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Csrss means Client/Server Run-time SubSystem and it is responsible for console windows, creating and/or deleting threads, and some parts of the 16-bit virtual MS-DOS environment.

    It is not a virus, but some virus makers know of this, and will bind a virus to this program, or rename their virus to CSRSS.exe (so you won't think it is a virus)

    Check both of those crsrr.exe files with your AV-scanner and put them back where they were if OK.

    As to your regsrv32.exe error, you may have a virus there, see this link
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