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By aturner ·
On log in we are getting a error message of "C:\windows\sp.dll." After clicking OK, the computer runs fine. This is starting to happen on several computers, all running Win 95.

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by dcassat In reply to Error Message

Sounds like virus behavior. Run a virus check. If it's not a virus. Open regedit, do a find for runservices. Then open the Run key above it. See if the forementioned .dll is being opened from Run, or runservices. You can put a semicolon ; in front of the offending line and reboot. Of course, be careful as always when editing the registry! Good Luck.

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by aturner In reply to Error Message

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Error Message

I ran into a reference to this on the Windows Annoyances board. SP.DLL is used by Macromedia Shockwave. The suggested fix is to run Regedit, and search for "jethomepage" and delete any entries it has. Then search for sp.dll in the registry and delete any and all references to sp.dll. Reboot, and that should take care of it.

Now, if you do this, it sounds like Shockwave would then have a problem.
So I think a better solution is to uninstall Shockwave, reboot, then reinstall it. Now, you can't remove Shockwave from Add/Remove programs. Since it is an IE thing, you have to open Internet Explorer, clikc Tools -> Options -> Settings -> View Objects.
Select everything from Macromedia, right-click and choose Remove.
Reboot
Then you can always go to www.macromedia.com and download/install it again.

Hope this helps.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Error Message

Forgot:
If this does not work, run MSCONFIG and look to see if sp.dll is listed as Startup. If so, unselect it, then reboot. That would set it so it would not be called on startup.

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