[Resolved] Rundll32 illegal operation

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iman

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Recently, everytime my computer starts up, just as windows is loading, an illagal operation box pops up saying that Rundll32 has performed an illegal operation and will now be closed... at first I thought this was nothing, but now, I've noticed that my cd-rom drive is not working very well, and Although I'm not sure exactly what Rundll32 does, I am guessing that it loads 32-bit drivers when windows starts... Now that it isn't working properly, some of the Cd-roms drivers aren't being loaded... Am i right in assuming this?? how can I fix it... I am running win98... I am very lost here... Please, someone help...:confused:
 

TonyKlein

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Hi,

Click on the 'details' button and please tell us the complete error message.
The module in which the error takes place is of particular interest.

At the moment, there's a spate of Rundll errors in module Newdotnet.dll, caused by the spyware program New.Net application.

If that's your error, take a look here: http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=54786&highlight=newdotnet

If not, please post back.

Cheers,
 

iman

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This is the message it displayed, so you were right about the spyware...

RUNDLL32 caused an invalid page fault in
module NEWDOTNET3_23.DLL at 0177:1000ab5e.

I couldn't remove it with add/remove programs, so I guess I'll have to go to the newnet site...
 

TonyKlein

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Iman,

First go to Start/run, and type Msconfig. Go to the startup tab, uncheck New.Net application, and click OK.
Now reboot, and try uninstalling New.Net again in Software add/remove.

Don't attempt to remove the dll manually, because that may cause the loss of your internet connectivity.

If uninstalling doesn't work, try this:

First, you will need to locate the New.net ".dll" file that is on the computer. Do this by doing a search for "newdot*.*".

The file will be located in your "Winnt" or "Windows" folder (depending on what version of Windows you are running). Once found, make note of
the actual filename which should look something like this:

Example: newdotnet2_90.dll

Close the Find or Search window then...

Click Start
Click Run
Type in the following line:


For Windows NT users:
"rundll32 c:\winnt\newdotnet2_90.dll,NewDotNetUninstall"
For Windows 95/98 users:
"rundll32 c:\windows\newdotnet2_90.dll,NewDotNetUninstall"

Click OK
You should then see a small window asking if you want to uninstall the New.net application. Click Yes. Once this is done, restart your computer. This should keep the .dll from loading up at startup of your computer.

Good luck,
 

iman

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Thanks Tony,
Rundll32 now works and New.net is gone from my system... but it didn't solve my cd-rom problem like I thought it would... access is really slow, even for a 2x, and every time I run windows media player, it accesses my drive and because it's slow, it takes forever to run the media clips I'm accessing... is this something you can help with too??

thnx

iman
 
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Hi iman, Tony did a nice job of helping you out there. For the CD-Rom issue though, you should open a separate topic. I'd like to mark this one "Resolved"
 
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