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Error loading dll file

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by lapadarpa, Dec 27, 2010.

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  1. lapadarpa

    lapadarpa Thread Starter

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    I am running Windows XP. When I boot up, my desktop icons appear but I also get a message "Error loading C:\WINDOWS\mshobatl.dll The specified module could not be found" If I click on OK it dissappears and everything seems to run smooth. It is a little annoying though, can I get rid of this somehow?
    Thanks,
    lapadarpa
     
  2. daz1

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    start run type msconfig enter start up tab remove all except anti spy suite re boot

    if issue remain

    assume you have xp disc ??? if so start run type sfc /scannow enter it will ask for your disc
     
  3. Frank4d

    Frank4d Retired Trusted Advisor

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    Google shows no results for "mshobatl.dll", which about 99% of the time means your anti-malware software has removed a trojan or virus, but left behind a startup entry for it. What daz1 posted will probably stop the annoying message from popping up, but you might want to make a post over in the Malware Removal forum so you can get help to remove the startup entry from your hard drive.
     
  4. lapadarpa

    lapadarpa Thread Starter

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    worked like a charm thanks for the quick reply and help.
     
  5. lapadarpa

    lapadarpa Thread Starter

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    dazl4's solution worked but I am taking your advice and posting in malware.Thanks
     
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