Rundll32.exe will not respond at shutdown

  silliw 13:17 03 Feb 04

Having cleared a number of spyware items using adaware, I now have a problem at shutdown with XP reporting rundll32.exe is not responding . I have to close it manually in order to complete the shutdown.

Can anyone suggest a means of resolving this annoyance. I have tried scannow and extracting the exe file from my xp cd but nether worked.

Will I have to resort to an xp repair???

many thanks

  xania 13:34 03 Feb 04

click here;en-us;308029&Product=winxp

  xania 13:37 03 Feb 04

Soryr - there seems to have been a problem with that URL - the part after 'click here' needs to be included.

Or type the title of this stream into click here;[ln];kbhowto

  xania 13:39 03 Feb 04

Oops - done it again. I have reported it to the FE.

  anchor 15:12 03 Feb 04
  Gongoozler 15:16 03 Feb 04

Following anchor's advice, that becomes click here

  Camille 17:53 07 Feb 04

I'm having the same problem since getting rid of CoolWebSearch - what exactly IS rundll32.exe? Would a system restore do the trick? This seems the easier option as I'm pretty useless at messing about with safe mode/boot disks etc

  VoG II 17:57 07 Feb 04

click here explains what it is. You could try Start, Run, type in


and have your Windows CD to hand.

  Camille 18:21 07 Feb 04

I run WinXP - wasn't given a CD. Any further advice please?

  ©®@$? 19:00 07 Feb 04

one way around the non responding message on shutdown is to tweak a setting in the registry

can download a reg file to do it for you from click here its called Auto End Tasks to Enable a Proper Shutdown line 76

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