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Run dll as an app has encountered a prob

By DouglasB ·
When I attempt to change the desktop theme in XP PRO w/sp2 I get this error: run dll as an app has encountered a problem and needs to close. I am then prompted to send an error report, which offers no solution. Has anyone run into this before? I can't find anything on the WEB or on the Microsoft site that addresses this. I have a third party program, Starskin, that does this but so does the Windows built in version. Thanks.

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by ctrservices In reply to Run dll as an app has enc ...

The following link seems to describe your problem. Go to the next link in the sequence for the solution.
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6247-0.html?forumID=12&threadID=153534&messageID=1689945

If this doesn't work, update your ad,spyware,AV scanners, reboot into Save Mode and scan with each, deleting whatever they find. Rescan to make sure no infections are found on the second scans.

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by Craig321 In reply to Run dll as an app has enc ...

Go to Start>Run>type msconfig and look in your start up entries for run.dll and uncheck it. Could be your display driver as well.

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by fastfootfreddie In reply to Run dll as an app has enc ...

Check your startup items in "msconfig". You may find the culprit there.

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by DouglasB In reply to Run dll as an app has enc ...

After spending an hour on line with a Microsoft rep and still not solving the problem I decided to try a registry edit. That fixed the problem. Thank you to all who responded.

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