“Run DLL as App has encountered a problem” error when starting<br /> Windows System Restore

Solution submitted


When trying to start Windows System Restore, the following
error message appears:

“Run a DLL as an App has encountered a problem and
needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.”


This error may occur if the primary hard drive or boot
partition has been changed/upgraded/replaced and software from the hard drive
vendor (such as MaxBlast from Maxtor or
Data Lifeguard from Western Digital)
has been used to move the data from the old to the new drive.


  1. Click
    Start | Control Panel | Administrative Tools | Services.
  2. Right-click
    System Restore Service and click Properties.
  3. From the
    Startup Type drop-down, select Disabled.
  4. Click
  5. Close
    the Services and Administrative Tools windows.
  6. Right-click
    My Computer, click Properties, and click the System Restore tab. The
    System Restore tab should now display properly; however, the System
    Restore service will be disabled.
  7. Enable
    System Restore and click Apply.

Note: All previous restore
points will be removed.

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