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XML Launch.exe start up fault

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Stan0512, Dec 16, 2007.

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  1. Stan0512

    Stan0512 Thread Starter

    Dec 4, 2005
    Following sign on to WIN XPH I've started to receive this fault msg; (edited)
    “Error loading XML Launch.exe application ... lidxml2.dll is missing ...”
    Everything, OS, other applications, all seem to work fine, So, if I'm missing this “dll”, what's going on?
    If the solution is to install this “missing” 'dll file, wheres a good source, and how do I do so?
    Any help would be appreciated. Thank You.

    P.S. No new applications have been installed, other then updates! (WIN, Open Office, AVG security applications, plus Ad-Aware, Spybot S&D, note: all have been run within the last five days, with no serious problems found, except for the normal tracking cookies, all of which were removed at the time)) Nor has any hardware changes been done. Except for new batteries for the WiFI Mouse! :) also, no, data has been loaded from disks etc.
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  3. zabusant


    Sep 6, 2007
    This is a strange .dll, sure you spelled it correctly? Perhaps you should post a HJT log:

    Click here to download HJTInstall.exe

    * Save HJTInstall.exe to your desktop.
    * Doubleclick on the HJTInstall.exe icon on your desktop.
    * By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis .
    * Click on Install.
    * It will create a HijackThis icon on the desktop.
    * Once installed, it will launch Hijackthis.
    * Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and the log should open in notepad.
    * Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
    * Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
    * DO NOT have Hijackthis fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
  4. Stan0512

    Stan0512 Thread Starter

    Dec 4, 2005
    Sorry, fault at my end just a typo; should read; "libxml2.dll" .
  5. Stan0512

    Stan0512 Thread Starter

    Dec 4, 2005
    Will run and dispatch a HJThis report as soon as I find, download,install, and run application.
  6. zabusant


    Sep 6, 2007
    No need to find - the link is in the above post (click on "click here"):)

    Yes, libxml2.dll, that sounds better, Libxml is a XML processor written by Daniel Veillard for the GNOME project - sounds familliar?
  7. Stan0512

    Stan0512 Thread Starter

    Dec 4, 2005
    Found the web site, familiar no. Interesting read. Or do mean as a I T professional? Which I'm not. I'm just knowledgeable enough (self-educated on PC's late in life) to be dangerous. I do ask for help if I have any doubts concerning what I'm doing or going to do. Safer for my PC that way. Do you still want that HJTI report? If so, here it is. Wish you luck.
    Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
    Scan saved at 9:29:28 AM, on 12/17/2007
    Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
    Boot mode: Normal

    Running processes:
    C:\Program Files\PC Tools Firewall Plus\FWService.exe
    C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\aawservice.exe
    C:\Program Files\a-squared Free\a2service.exe
    C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
    C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\admServ.exe
    C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer Arcade\Kernel\TV\CLCapSvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer Arcade\Kernel\CLML_NTService\CLMLServer.exe
    C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer Arcade\Kernel\CLML_NTService\CLMLService.exe
    C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\RichVideo.exe
    C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\svcntaux.exe
    C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\swdsvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
    C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
    C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\Wbutton.exe
    C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\PowerKey.exe
    C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\OSDCtrl.exe
    C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\HotkeyApp.exe
    C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\LaunchAp.exe
    C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\SDTrayApp.exe
    C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer Arcade\Kernel\TV\CLSched.exe
    C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\admtray.exe
    C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
    C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer Arcade\PCMService.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
    C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eRecovery\Monitor.exe
    C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eDataSecurity\eDSloader.exe
    C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe
    C:\Program Files\PC Tools Firewall Plus\FirewallGUI.exe
    C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 2.3\program\soffice.exe
    C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 2.3\program\soffice.BIN
    C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
    C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
    C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.bellsouth.net/
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
    O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: IeCatch5 Class - {2F364306-AA45-47B5-9F9D-39A8B94E7EF7} - C:\PROGRA~1\FLASHGET\jccatch.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dll
    O2 - BHO: gFlash Class - {F156768E-81EF-470C-9057-481BA8380DBA} - C:\PROGRA~1\FLASHGET\getflash.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: Acer eDataSecurity Management - {5CBE3B7C-1E47-477e-A7DD-396DB0476E29} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\eDStoolbar.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: FlashGet Bar - {E0E899AB-F487-11D5-8D29-0050BA6940E3} - C:\PROGRA~1\FLASHGET\fgiebar.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPLpr] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATICCC] "C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe" runtime -Delay
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Wbutton] "C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\Wbutton.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PowerKey] "C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\PowerKey.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LMgrOSD] "C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\OSDCtrl.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LManager] "C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\HotkeyApp.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LaunchAp] "C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\LaunchAp.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CtrlVol] "C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\CtrlVol.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Alcmtr] ALCMTR.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ADMTray.exe] "C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\admtray.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [StrgSync.exe] C:\Program Files\StorageSync--EXT Hard Drive Drivers\StrgSync.exe -w
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [preload] C:\Windows\RUNXMLPL.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCMService] "C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer Arcade\PCMService.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSPY2002] C:\WINDOWS\system32\IME\PINTLGNT\ImScInst.exe /SYNC
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Works Update Detection] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Logitech Utility] Logi_MwX.Exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IMJPMIG8.1] "C:\WINDOWS\IME\imjp8_1\IMJPMIG.EXE" /Spoil /RemAdvDef /Migration32
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [eRecoveryService] C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eRecovery\Monitor.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [eDataSecurity Loader] C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eDataSecurity\eDSloader.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [!AVG Anti-Spyware] "C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe" /minimized
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SDTray] "C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\SDTrayApp.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [00PCTFW] "C:\Program Files\PC Tools Firewall Plus\FirewallGUI.exe" -s
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [updateMgr] C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\AdobeUpdateManager.exe AcRdB7_0_9
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'SYSTEM')
    O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'Default user')
    O4 - Startup: OpenOffice.org 2.3.lnk = C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 2.3\program\quickstart.exe
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Download All by FlashGet - C:\PROGRA~1\FLASHGET\jc_all.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Download using FlashGet - C:\PROGRA~1\FLASHGET\jc_link.htm
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dll
    O9 - Extra button: FlashGet - {D6E814A0-E0C5-11d4-8D29-0050BA6940E3} - C:\PROGRA~1\FLASHGET\flashget.exe
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: &FlashGet - {D6E814A0-E0C5-11d4-8D29-0050BA6940E3} - C:\PROGRA~1\FLASHGET\flashget.exe
    O17 - HKLM\System\CS2\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: NameServer =,
    O17 - HKLM\System\CS3\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: NameServer =,
    O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: NameServer =,
    O23 - Service: a-squared Free Service (a2free) - Emsi Software GmbH - C:\Program Files\a-squared Free\a2service.exe
    O23 - Service: Ad-Aware 2007 Service (aawservice) - Lavasoft AB - C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\aawservice.exe
    O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
    O23 - Service: AVG Anti-Spyware Guard - GRISOFT s.r.o. - C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
    O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
    O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
    O23 - Service: AVG E-mail Scanner (AVGEMS) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
    O23 - Service: AdminWorks Agent X6 (AWService) - Avocent Inc. - C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\admServ.exe
    O23 - Service: CyberLink Background Capture Service (CBCS) (CLCapSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer Arcade\Kernel\TV\CLCapSvc.exe
    O23 - Service: CyberLink Task Scheduler (CTS) (CLSched) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer Arcade\Kernel\TV\CLSched.exe
    O23 - Service: CyberLink Media Library Service - Cyberlink - C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer Arcade\Kernel\CLML_NTService\CLMLServer.exe
    O23 - Service: LckFldService - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\LckFldService.exe
    O23 - Service: PC Tools Firewall Plus (PCToolsFirewallPlus) - PC Tools - C:\Program Files\PC Tools Firewall Plus\FWService.exe
    O23 - Service: Cyberlink RichVideo Service(CRVS) (RichVideo) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\RichVideo.exe
    O23 - Service: PC Tools Auxiliary Service (sdAuxService) - PC Tools - C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\svcntaux.exe
    O23 - Service: PC Tools Security Service (sdCoreService) - PC Tools - C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\swdsvc.exe

    End of file - 9934 bytes
  8. zabusant


    Sep 6, 2007
    libxml2.dll is also a component of open office. You should reinstall it!:)
  9. Stan0512

    Stan0512 Thread Starter

    Dec 4, 2005
    Ok will do.
  10. Stan0512

    Stan0512 Thread Starter

    Dec 4, 2005
    Oo; Note libxml2.dll present in Oo, following reinstallment. Situation unchanged; XMLLaunch.exe still can not find libxml2.dll.
    Note: Found in WinXP OS a XMLLaunch.exe application, opening this “exe” brings up this fault.
  11. zabusant


    Sep 6, 2007
    Do a search for libxml2 on your system (include the system and hidden folders in the advanced options)
  12. zabusant


    Sep 6, 2007
    For now just disable the program from starting automatically at startup - in Start>Run... type msconfig and ENTER

    In the startup tab, uncheck it , confirm and restart. You'll get a mssage box, check "don't show this again" and OK.:)
  13. Stan0512

    Stan0512 Thread Starter

    Dec 4, 2005
    Search Results: libxml2.dll as requested

    Name/In Folder/Size/Type
    libxml2.dll, C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer Arcade\Kennel\CLML_NTService\se,711KB, Application Extension
    libxml2.dll, C:\Program Files\Common Files\GTK\2.0\bin, 813KB, Application Extension
    libxml2.dll, C:\Program Files\GIMP-2\bin, 976KB, Application Extension
    libxml2.dll, C:\Program Files\Open Office.org 2.3\program, 809KB,Application Extension
    libxml2 .off, C:\Windows, 726 KB, OFF File
  14. zabusant


    Sep 6, 2007
    Well, it is where it should be I guess. I think that if Oo functions normally, you can just disable the thing (in msconfig) from running at startup (no good reason for that anyway) and that'll get rid of the message.

    If it's really bugging you, you can try system restore (Start>All programs>accessories>system tools>system restore).

    Or again, uninstall Oo, manually delete the file if it's still present in the Oo folder and then install it again:)
  15. Stan0512

    Stan0512 Thread Starter

    Dec 4, 2005
    I need to clarify some points before I initiate action on either of your two recommendations. Please bear with me while I do so dinosaur think through.
    1.Oo reinstalled successfully. Oo was RFI previously and during current situation.
    2.Search for libxml2.dll returned five (5) match's.
    3.As expected one (1) was in Oo, (by me) four (4) where elsewhere. (not expected by me).
    4.Conducted, non-recommended search; used as the search term; XMLLAUNCH.exe. The term displayed in the original fault msg.
    Results were; None.
    5.Search failed to display following, discovered during physical inspection (visual) of locations for reported results of previous searches.
    C:\Windows, XMLLAUNCH.exe, 40KB, Application, 5/14/2004
    C:\Windows, XMlforLaunch.exe, 40KB, Application, 3/1/2004
    6.Note date for both is my addition, it is the date either were last modified.
    7.Left click on either causes a identical fault msg as to the original one that appears on WIN start up.
    8.What are these two applications XMLLAUNCH.exe, and XMLforLaunch.exe?
    9.From the dates they predate my ownership of this laptop PC.
    10.Note; laptop was purchased “new” from my favorite local, go to vendor for all my in town PC, IT and electronic needs!
    11.What are supposed to do?
    12.They are in the WINDOWS OS Binder.
    13.No others have access to this PC. Strictly for personal us. No crossover with work, strict security policy, my company.! Mine, based on incidents in the past.
    14.Net access, is through Firefox. With security applications employed. See HIJT report.
    15.If they are part of WIN XP OS, and they need this libxml2.dll to operation. Were would this particular '.dll be located within the OS? How would I get a replacement, or bring about a repair? Were would I get the correct one?
    16.Could either of the application be found separate from the OS and installed in the place of there predecessors? If so where?
    17.Please, the thought a reformat and reinstall of XP and everything else for one '.dll wants me bring out the Famous-Grouse. Then call John up and order a MAC!
    18.Note; last time I employed the WIN XP restore function the laptop went into what I would describe as a major cardiac event and needed three days in the shop. So employment of the 'Restore function also brings on the urge to get the Famous-Grouse out.
    Looking forward to your reply.
  16. zabusant


    Sep 6, 2007
    Alright, let's first try to get rid of the simptoms - and then we can discuss what the problem was:)

    Start>Run... type msconfig and ENTER

    In the startup tab find the entry for this XMLlaunch.exe and uncheck it (it might not be named this way - have a look at the path on the right - under "command"). Once you've found it and unchecked it, click ok to close msconfig and restart the PC.

    On your next log on you'll receive a message, click the "don't show this again" box and OK.
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