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rundll error after nvidia uninstall

By PaulFKing ·
I was running XP Pro with an NVIDIA model p117. I uninstalled the drivers using Add/Remove Programs, then uninstalled the hardware in Device Manager. I shut down, swapped to a new Matrox card, rebooted, & installed my drivers.
All is well for my login, but anyone else who logs in get this message: Error loading: c:\windows\system32\NVMCTRAY.dll. The specified module cannot be found.
I searched the registry & found plenty of references to nvidia, but none to this dll.

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by w2ktechman In reply to rundll error after nvidia ...

It is probably being 'called' from another file.
In Device manager it may need to be disabled or uninstalled from each log on.

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by w2ktechman In reply to

another thought, is to disable that card in the bios, that will make it unavailable for Windows to load and it should install the new card.

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by PaulFKing In reply to

1. Device Manager shows the same items for all users, local hardware is per machine, not per user.
2. The card was an add-in, not built in. The bios only shows the integrated video which has been disabled.

Solution/workaround discovered: I copied that dll file from another computer. The error message doesn't popup anymore, & I haven't seen any new problems. (no extra junk in the system tray)

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