Monitor blank after trying to fix AirGCFG.exe error message

By Davidbe
Apr 11, 2009
  1. Hi all,

    Running WinXP Pro.
    Computer has been running fine.
    Then installed SP3.
    After that, at every startup I got 2 error messages.

    The first error message said: AirGCFG.exe - Entry Point Not Found. The procedure entry point apsGetInterfaceCount could not be located in the dynamic link library wlanapi.dll

    When I clicked 'ok' on that message, a second error message came up that
    said: WZCSLDR2.exe - Entry Point Not Found. The procedure entry point apsInitialize could not be located in the dynamic link library wlanapi.dll

    I have since learned that the 2 error messages could have been removed by simply updating the Dlink wireless driver. Before I discovered that fix, I did the following.

    I put the PC in Safe Mode,
    and I checked C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\wlanapi.dll
    to see if the SP3 install had added a second wlanapi.dll file. I thought that might be causing the problem based on some suggestions I found in a google search.

    Then I deleted another file that's almost identical. It was the file: WlanApi.dll. The W and A are capitalized and the file size was larger than the wlanapi.dll file that I didn't touch.

    Within a second or two after deleting the WlanApi.dll file, the monitor froze.
    I hit the soft reboot and now when the computer comes on, the monitor stays completely blank, nothing on it, no post, nothing. I turn the pc off and on and there are no beeps, all pc led's come on, the fans are on, the dvd led's light up for a moment, but monitor is blank.

    Any ideas on what I can do to get the pc up and running again would be greatly appreciated.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

  3. Davidbe

    Davidbe TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks Kimsland,

    I followed the steps in the "No POST" guide, and now
    my pc is working good.

    And thanks to all who took a look at my original post.
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