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Old 08-28-2005, 06:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok I have Windows XP w/ SP2 OEM, and this just started about a week ago.

Whenever I shutdown Windows, before it goes to the shutdown screen, it will say:

"rundll32"

Then it will have a loading bar go across and at the bottom right corner it will say "End now"

So I end it, then it shuts down. I can't get it to go straight to shutdown without that damn rundll popping up, and I have to end it.

How do I fix it? Is it as simple as getting a new copy or what?
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Old 08-28-2005, 06:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Disable it in msconfig. Its a startup item that isnt wanting to end when Windows ends
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Old 08-29-2005, 11:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
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So I end it, then it shuts down. I can't get it to go straight to shutdown without that damn rundll popping up, and I have to end it.
The dialog you're seeing is telling you that a process/service has failed to execute or respond. You're presented with the kill command "End Now" but in case you're not paying attention or aren't around, the progress bar indicates a timer that will automatically kill the process after time.

rundll32 is a standard Windows process used by numerous applications and drivers. Something's messed up. Either you have a bad driver, an incorrectly installed application, a program with a leak, or yer registry needs cleaned.

Re-update all your drivers and then update all your applications. You can try a Windows repair, but with an OEM disk you may run out of license uses.
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When in doubt use the recovery CD.
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When in doubt use the recovery CD.
A recovery CD will kill everything. I'm sure he doesn't want to start from scratch just because of this.
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