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How to delete a corrupt start-up file.

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by gokapus, Feb 15, 2005.

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  1. gokapus

    gokapus Thread Starter

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    I need to know how to delete a window (re:corrupt dll file) that I get everytime I start my computer. (I once downloaded a dialer for an internet provider and then decided to delete it and, as a result, this created a dll file.)
    This grey window reads as follows:

    PHP:
    [PHP]C:Program Files\rnms 3260.dll
             This file does not have a program associated with it 
    for performing
             the action
    Create an association in "My Computer" by clicking
             
    "View" and then by clicking "Folder options".[/PHP     
    Here's were I get stuck...once I get to "Folder Options" I'm not sure what to do next?
    (FYI my operating system is Windows 98 second edition.)
    If I click on "file types" and scroll down the menu, I come to an item in the "d" section called "disabled startup file"....in the file type details, it reads;
    EXTENSION: DISABLED
    Content Type: (MIME)
    Opens with: BLINDMAN

    Could this be the offending window?
    Would it be safe for me to click on "Remove"?






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  2. Elvandil

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    Yes. Dll's don't have any file associations and shouldn't be listed there at all. Remove that one and see if that solves the problem.
     
  3. EAFiedler

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    Hi gokapus

    Welcome to Tech Support Guy Forums!

    I too have the Disabled Startup Programs File Type,
    it is for SpyBot-S&D accessibility features.
    Probably best to leave it alone.

    Try renaming the file 3260.dll to 3260.dll.old and see what happens.
     
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  5. gokapus

    gokapus Thread Starter

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    Thanks for your kind welcome EAFiedler...
    Good thing I did not remove this file since I do have Spybot-S&D on my desktop!!!!
    Exactly how would I go about renaming this file 3260.dll.old?
    When I go to "find" and put in the windownext to "Named" "3260.dll"
    ....and then choose drive "c" next to "Look in" and then click "find now",
    nothing comes up!!!! .....or am I going in the wrong direction with this?
     
  6. Elvandil

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    Chances are that the file no longer exists, though a startup for it does.

    Try the HijackThis log to find and disable the startup. If you remove the references to it in Folder Options and any startup locations, you will no longer get the message.
     
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    I was not exactly sure what the file name was since it seemed to run into
    C:program Filesrnms 3260.dll
    should it be rnms 3260.dll?

    When looking for a file that you are not sure of its name
    you can use the wildcard character in front of the name like so: *3260.dll

    JSntgRvr is available to look at a HijackThis log for you.
    Take them up on their offer, while you have the chance!
     
  8. gokapus

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    I already have "Hijackthis" on my computer; however, I'm encountering a problem!!!!
    When (after doing a scan and after attempting to place the log in "My program" on the "c" drive) I click on "Save log", I get a grey window saying that the log already exists...Do I want to replace it? If I click on "yes", a grey window containing the word "imaging" (in the blue interface) opens up with an "x" contained in a red circle with the message: "The document's format is invalid or not supported."
    I suspect I need to change some settings somewhere!!!!
     
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    Recent logs can be replaced as its contents changes as time goes by.
     
  11. gokapus

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    I tried a search of *rnms3260.dll and one file with the exact name came up. When I double-clicked on the file icon, the grey start-up window popped up.....so I deleted that file (thinking that the problem was solved) and rebooted my computer.....
    Well guess what....instead of getting the grey start-up file, I now get a "missing shortcut window" appearing in the lower left hand corner of my screen telling me to look for the rnms3260.dll file myself!!!! ....when I do a search for it, I get a window telling me that the file no longer exists......
    oh...oh...should'nt have deleted any files!!!!!
    At this point (before doing more damage), I will go ahead and follow Elvandil's suggestion and delete all present Hyjackthis files, download the latest version and do a copy and paste. I trust this is the right thing to do?????
     
  12. gokapus

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    Well, after following both of Elvandil's suggestions...I am no further along solving this problem:
    After deleting my first download of Hijackthis and re-downloading the latest version 1.99 as an exe. file, I ended up with the same results....a window that tells me: "The document's format is invalid or not supported."!!!!!! ( I have both Spybot-S&D and AdwareSE on my desktop and am unable to disable either one of them???)
    I tried downloading the autorun program but my computer cannot open a zip file!!!!!!

    What do I do next? ....download software that will unzip a zip file????
     
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    Remove Real Player from the Add\Remove programs in the Control Panel.
     
  14. gokapus

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    Here's a copy of autoruns: I do hope that this is the right info.......
    At this stage, I'm trying to get rid of a "missing shortcut" window looking for rnms3260.dll.......


    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    + AVG7_CC AVG Control Center GRISOFT, s.r.o. c:\program files\grisoft\avg free\avgcc.exe

    + AVG7_EMC AVG E-Mail Scanner GRISOFT, s.r.o. c:\program files\grisoft\avg free\avgemc.exe

    + AVGCtrl AntiVir Guard/9x Control Program H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH c:\program files\avpersonal\avgctrl.exe

    + AVSCHED32 AVSched32 H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH c:\program files\avpersonal\avsched32.exe

    + Disc Detector Disc Detector Creative Technology Ltd. c:\program files\creative\sharedll\ctnotify.exe

    + FHC File not found: C:\PROGRAM FILES\FREE HISTORY CLEANER\FREEHISTORYCLEANER.exe

    + LoadPowerProfile Power Profile Helper DLL Microsoft Corporation c:\windows\system\powrprof.dll

    + LoadQM Microsoft QMgr Microsoft Corporation c:\windows\loadqm.exe

    + LVComs LVCom Server Logitech Inc. c:\windows\system\lvcoms.exe

    + P2P NETWORKING File not found: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\P2P NETWORKING\P2P NETWORKING.EXE

    + PCShield Microsoft(C) Register Server Microsoft Corporation c:\windows\system\regsvr32.exe

    + QuickTime Task File not found: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE

    + ScanRegistry Registry Checker Microsoft Corporation c:\windows\scanregw.exe

    + StillImageMonitor Still Image Devices Monitor Microsoft Corporation c:\windows\system\stimon.exe

    + supporter5 File not found: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\supporter5.exe

    + SystemTray System Tray Applet Microsoft Corporation c:\windows\system\systray.exe

    + TaskMonitor Task Monitor Microsoft Corporation c:\windows\taskmon.exe

    + TkBellExe RealNetworks Scheduler RealNetworks, Inc. c:\program files\common files\real\update_ob\realsched.exe

    C:\WINDOWS\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp

    + Corel Desktop Application Director 8.LNK Desktop Application Director 8 Corel Corporation Limited c:\corel\suite8\programs\dad8.exe

    + Internet Answering Machine.lnk File not found: C:\PROGRA~1\RNMS3260.DLL

    + Microsoft Office.lnk Microsoft Office 2000 component Microsoft Corporation c:\program files\microsoft office\office\osa9.exe

    + SpywareGuard.lnk SpywareGuard c:\program files\spywareguard\sgmain.exe

    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    + msnmsgr File not found: C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN MESSENGER\MSNMSGR.EXE

    + PCShield Microsoft(C) Register Server Microsoft Corporation c:\windows\system\regsvr32.exe

    + Taskbar Display Controls Control Panel DLL Microsoft Corporation c:\windows\system\deskcp16.dll
     
  15. Elvandil

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    Well, as you can see, there are still startups for some files that you no longer have. In autoruns, right-click and delete these:

    + FHC File not found: C:\PROGRAM FILES\FREE HISTORY CLEANER\FREEHISTORYCLEANER.exe

    + P2P NETWORKING File not found: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\P2P NETWORKING\P2P NETWORKING.EXE

    + QuickTime Task File not found: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE

    + supporter5 File not found: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\supporter5.exe

    + Internet Answering Machine.lnk File not found: C:\PROGRA~1\RNMS3260.DLL

    + msnmsgr File not found: C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN MESSENGER\MSNMSGR.EXE

    I don't believe that this is a complete log (Are all the items checked under the View menu?), but it may be since there are fewer startup locations for 98 than for XP or 2000. In any case, your offending startup file is among them.
     
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