Rundll32.exe error on shutdown.

November 26, 2011 at 13:40:02
Specs: Windows XP
When I try to shut down my computer, it says that rundll32.exe is still running. End now or cancel to return to windows. I have Windows XP Home Edition SP3.

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#1
November 27, 2011 at 16:35:30
One quick thing you could try:

Type this in the Run box and hit Enter key:

sfc /scannow

See if it sorts out the issue after it has run through.
Note that there is one space in the command (after sfc).

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#2
November 28, 2011 at 08:23:55
Hi Derek,

Thanks for getting back to me. I ran the scan as you said and there doesn't seem to be any issues with the original windows protected files. Is the scan supposed to end without giving a report if everything is working properly? Anyhow, I am still having the same issue when I shutdown my computer. Do you have anymore suggestions? Again, thanks so much for your assistance.

Brey


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#3
November 28, 2011 at 09:43:34
No, it just does its thing, fixes where necessary, then closes.

Someone might have some ideas on this but there is a workaround that might get it out of your hair. It comes from Microsoft and prevents things that hang up during shut down. You can get it here:

http://www.microsoft.com/download/e...

Just install it and forget it. Even if it doesn't fix your issue it is worthwhile having it onboard because XP shutdown issues arise all too frequently. You might have to reboot before it comes into play.

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#4
November 28, 2011 at 20:24:05
Thanks Derek!

That worked perfectly! I would like to ask you another question just to get your input before I start another post. This is about another issue within my guest account. When I click on internet explorer and mozilla firefox you can browse and surf the internet as usual, but I still get a dialogue box that shows a network connections error. The dialogue box says, "The Network Connections Folder was unable to retrieve the list of Network Adapters on your machine. Please make sure that the Network Connections service is enabled and running." Furthermore, when I click on network connections folder within the control panel, the folder is empty. I did a pc recovery about a year ago and now I have two guest accounts, I am not sure which one is enabled. One just says guest and the other says guest.pc237522758324. I am thinking that the issue comes from the pc recovery and lies within these two accounts. I just literally turned the guest account on today and noticed the error. Sorry for the long post! Again, thank you so much, I really appreciate your help and assistance.

Thanks a million! :)
Brey


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#5
November 29, 2011 at 09:58:45
Sorry, I've no cute answer to that one. Best to raise a new post and get more helpers to look at it. You will need to include details of your network arrangements (wireless router or whatever)

Clearly there should be an entry in Network Connections but it is odd that you can still surf normally. Internal cards have to be enabled in BIOS before they are seen in Network Connections but presumably that must be the case. Maybe your network requires uninstall and re-install but don't take my word for it.

Glad to have helped on the original query although, obviously it is only hiding the symptoms of the problem.

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#6
November 29, 2011 at 18:16:07
OK, thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brey


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