Repetitive "openvxdhandle" error message

By james_k1988 ยท 4 replies
Oct 29, 2005
  1. I recently decided to cheat death and upgrade to windows x64. NOw all was going fine for a bit, Everything seems to go alot faster. And then the problems came. Now i knew that there was problems with drivers and x64 but i wanted to try and get around them. I'm doing fine so far, but the only thing that really seems to be getting in my way is a error message i get when i try to open alot of applications. And they all say the following

    " The procedure entry point OpenVxDHandle could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll. "

    The first time i remember noticeing it is when i tried to play a game (MOHAA). After hours of mucking about with it i eventually tried using a compatibility mode wizard and made the game think it was on windows98 ( wouldnt go on xp or 2000). It is going but the fps seems alot lower than what it was, i'm guessing due to having put onto win98.

    I also get it on my media player VLC . Weird thing is i pick a video, the messages comes up, i click ok an the video plays. (can be very annoying)

    Although this has been comeing up all over the place. It has stopped me running quite alot of app's and has become a pest.

    I did scan the net to find similiar issues but couldnt fine any that led to a solution. Closest i could get is that it might have something to do with directx (which i dont think so persoanlly, but everywhere i saw this subject they asked what directx was present)

    Some of my pals are on x64 and they dont get this bother, not sure why i do :blackeye:

    I hope soomeone can help me out

    cheers :wave:

    p.s. Incase it makes any difference, i installed x64 from scratch. While installing i did have to skip a file " wdsound.dll" as it couldnt read it off the cd. Although obviously i think thats a sound thing lol which dont matter cause me sounds workin :) (after searching 5hours for drivers :zzz: )
  2. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    sounds like the wrong drivers are loaded
    check event viewer see if there's more info there
  3. james_k1988

    james_k1988 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 163

    I thought thats myself but what drivers? This message comes up even when i try to run some setups or even the stupidest of programs. (Wouldnt let me open my other cards sound manager either)

    As for the event viewr. I hav a few errors so i'm not sure which ones "the one" lol Although it doesnt make a log when i get the message trying to play a video. But i do see a few errors so ill post em up.First 3 are the errors, the last one is a dr watson of the 3rd one lol
  4. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    found this issue with hardware venders and X64
    you will have to go back to all hardware and software venders and check for issues
    I like how MS says that MB manufacture warranties are voided running there $$$ht
  5. james_k1988

    james_k1988 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 163

    I managed to fix it.I just reinstalled windows . Doesnt seem to be comeing up any more. Now i can move onto the otehr problems :blackeye:

    cheers m8
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