illegal system dll relocation

By starrkiller ยท 8 replies
Apr 16, 2007
  1. i cant start certain applications, including AVGfree, and some setup programs, the error message says this:

    "the system DLL user.dll was relocated in memory. the application will not run properly. the relocation occurred because the DLL c\windows1system32\shell32.dll occupied an address range reserved for windows DLLs. The vendor....."

    can u guys help me to solve the problem?
  2. zerocool

    zerocool TS Rookie

    when did you started to experience this problem, did you install any new software or try to set up a new user, are you in a domain.
  3. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    Please send howard_hopkinso a pm asking for this to be switched to the spyware section.

  4. starrkiller

    starrkiller TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 44

    the only thing i can think of is a windows update.
    i dont think it is spyware, i do regular cleanups like explained on the spyware section. thats why i came to this section.
  5. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    The post would be appropriate in the spyware section for people searching since it is a Microsoft Security issue - however, one answer is posted through that link.

  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,128   +982

    yes! this is a reference to a viable fix :)
  7. starrkiller

    starrkiller TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 44

    thanks guys! that solved the problem.
    if u guys think this is the wrong forum i will pm howard.

    having my anti virus again sure leaves me more relaxed.
  8. starrkiller

    starrkiller TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 44

    after all that didn't work, the problem was that i had my dll altered so the icons styles, etc where like i wanted them.
    but i had no problem before the windows security update.
    so the problem was solved not because of the Microsoft issue solver, but by uninstalling the customization pack i had.

    Stupid microsoft......
  9. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Indeed.. Stupid Microsoft, not taking into account every (illegal) hack any given user may apply to their system files. :p
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