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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by greeneyes, Jan 15, 2003.

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  1. greeneyes

    greeneyes Thread Starter

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    Does anyone understand this following error message. I get this message each time I log on or re-boot.
    1st pop-up
    RUNDLL
    Error loading powrprof.dll
    A device attached to the system is not functioning
    2nd pop-up
    Error starting program
    The SetupAPI.DLL file is linked to missing
    export CFGMGR32.DLL:CM_Get_Log_confPriority

    Do I need to get this back somewhere or re-download something?

    Also my IM's (AOL) seems to send messages, but I cannot receive any. :confused:
     
  2. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

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    Welcome to TSG, greeneyes.

    Both errors would seem to be the result of version mismatches, possibly caused by the installation of some new program which replaced system files.

    When did this begin, and have you installed or uninstalled anything new recently?

    We would also be helped by a look at you current system configuration. If you can, download, unzip and run the StartupList application from the site below. Then copy/paste the results to a reply.

    http://www.lurkhere.com/~nicefiles/
     
  3. greeneyes

    greeneyes Thread Starter

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    This started yesterday (1/13/03) and no I have not installed or re-installed anything in the past 10 days. I am always un-installing and re-installing my Trident...Video display adapter. I seem to loose this one a lot.

    I must some kind of mess here, because when I went to the link and clicked on the start-up list....when it finished it took me to the windows media player....with yet another error message of;

    Windows Media Player Error
    Cannot playback the file
    The format is not supported

    I downloaded to the current location too.

    Thank you for your quick response also
     
  4. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

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    Not sure what you mean by "downloaded to current location". Did you click the "save" tab and specify a particular download location, such as the desktop? If you don't get that option, also try right clicking in the link and choosing "save target as".

    This is a zipped file, so you will need an unzipping program like Winzip to open it. If you don't have one and there is no file association for .zip extensions that might cause the problem.

    What windows version do you have? If Win98 or WinME and nothing has been installed or uninstalled in the last few days, it's possible a registry restore might fix things, but I really think there is a file version problem here, I just don't know how it could happen without installing something.

    If you have Win98, try this: go to Start>Shutdown>Restart in MS-DOS mode. At the c:\windows> prompt enter:

    scanreg /restore

    select a started registry prior to the problem from one of the first 4 displayed. Do not select the last or oldest, it does not restore.

    If you have WinME, you have two options, one is doing a System Restore, and the other is scanreg /restore. In WinME to do this, you go to Start>Run and enter: scanreg /restore

    you must be prepared to reboot when you do this.
     
  5. KARENEFS

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    I'm having the same problem with an old windows ME computer. I get th is and winspool.drv missing. I've tried to extract it, but can't find it. scanreg / restore doesn't work, either. Even if I go back to 95. Any suggestions?
     
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