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Unable to locate CD-ROM drive.

Q: Unable to locate CD-ROM drive.

I wasn't sure where to post this, but I tried to run one of my games today, and I got a pop-up saying that:

Frozen Throne was unable to locate your CD-ROM drive.
Please make sure your Frozen Throne disc is in your CD-ROM drive, then click on 'Retry'.

I have never gotten this error before, so I right clicked on My Computer > Properties > Hardware > Device Manager. Then under DVD/CD ROM drives is has:

HP DVD Writer 640c

Next to these names there is an icon which has an exclamation point " ! ".

I right clicked on ASUS CD-S480/A5 , then properties and the device status says:

Windows successfully loaded the device driver for this hardware but cannot find the hardware device. (Code 41)

I am not sure what this exactly means, but I cannot load any of my games.

Preferred Solution: Unable to locate CD-ROM drive.

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Unable to locate CD-ROM drive.

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HI. Downloaded the driver for a Toshiba USB 2.0 Flash Drive from their website to an IBM Thinkpad running Windows 98SE. During installation it asks me to "search for a better drive than the one your device is using now (recommended)" or "Display a list of all the drivers in a specific location so you can select the driver you want." When I select the first option it says "Unable to locate a driver for this device". So my question is, if I go to the list what type of device should I select? And does it make any difference if the device is plugged in or not? I've had it plugged in to the USB port the entire time I've tried to do this. Thanx!
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I am trying desperately to set up a shared network drive in my PC 2, (laptop) to reduce the load of addon applications in FSX (in PC 1), the drive has been mapped and can be identified in PC 1, C(\\simmyjiff) (Z) , see enclosed screen print, but nowhere to be seen on PC 2 and therefore unable to open it, or map it? set up as follows:
1.Home Network = Router BTHub 6.
2. PC1:
o/s Win 7 Home edition (64 bit) Home built desktop
Computer name: simmyjiff
Full Computer name: simmyjiff
Computer description: simmyjiff
Workgroup: simmyjiff
3. PC2:
0/s Win 7 Professional (64 bit) Dell Laptop-Precision M4600
All names as per PC 1, and both PC?s set to automatically synchronise with ?time.windows.com?, all ?permissions provided to ?everyone?
4. Sharing Options for both computers:
Network discovery: On
File and Printer Sharing: On
Public Folder sharing: On
File Sharing connections: On
HomeGroup connections: Allow windows to manage.
5.Windows Network Diagnostics unable to identify any problems.
6. PC 1, Shared drive C: has been shared and the network path is \\simmyjiff\c as identified on the ?Computer? page (see screen print)
7. PC 2,Shared ?drive? not visible under ?NETWORK? in the left-hand column of ?COMPUTER? page on ?PC 2? pc, but computer name is.
8. PC 2, Unable to ?map the network drive?, Folder entered in the Map Network Drive panel, Message received: ?Windows cannot access, error message 0x80070035.?
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I downloaded a small 2mb torrent file and when I tried to open it...it disappeared! Then it started popping up windows. The name of the file is prog.exe. I can see it in task manager, under processes but there is no directory path for it. The only way to kill it is in task manager but it always comes back on reboot. It is also in XP's startup in the boot.ini. I found it in the registry as well. I have deleted it out of registry and disabled it in startup but everytime I start my computer it boots and is still in the registry. I have tried to search the hard drive for it but windows fails to find it. I have also ran AVG antivirus but still no success. Any suggestions?


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i had a 31 gb game file in rar format, opened and dragged and dropped into D drive from external drive. unrar failed and i cancelled it because C drive was full. i dont know where the rar files are located in C drive. Why did it go there? How can I delete those and free C drive?

A:drive full while unrar, unable to locate the temporary files

There are 2 temp file folders. 1) C:\Windows\Temp and 2) C:\Users\<your_acount_name\AppData\Local\Temp . You can delete all files in those folders. Some files may not delete because they are currently in use.

The second temp folder mentioned above can only be seen if you do this : File Explorer > View menu > Options > Change Folder and Search Options > View tab > Show hidden files. folders and drive.

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So, recently my Dad unknowingly downloaded Ascentive Performance Center, not knowing it was Malware. I removed it.. But now everytime I'm on Firefox and I refresh the page, this thing pops up:Click For ScreenshotErm.. A little help please?Thank you,KonamiYotoEDIT: Alright, fixed it. I just have to re-install Firefox. The Malware destroyed the Flash.

A:Unable To Locate..? o_0

Ok thanks for letting us know.

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Stop: c0000135 (Unable to laocate DLL) The dynamic link library could not be found in the specified path Default.
I am running windows 2000 when i turn on my comp. i get the above message and whe i try to start in safe mode comp. just stops respounding please help
Thnk you

A:Unable to locate DLL

Do you still have the installation CD that you used to install the OS. If so I would try either doing a repair install of the OS by booting to the CD or go to the recovery console by booting to the cd and run a chkdsk /r and see if it can find and repair any bad sectors of the drive that may have been point to the DLL location.

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I've recently come across some trojans that were found by Symantec Endpoint Protection and Avira auto-scans. The notifications popped up after I brought my laptop out of hibernation (which is how I normally leave it when unused).

Symantec tells me that cleaning and quarantining was not successful with a handful of the trojans and is located under:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\ ________

but I cannot find them.

I am currently running Firefox 3.6.3

Any help would be greatly appreciated,
Thank you,


A:Unable to Locate Trojans

Hello,did Avira say they were quarantined?? Do you have these 2 AV's active??C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\_______ <<---- This is what it shows as a location??Let's gt another opinion...Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.46) and save it to your desktop.Before you save it rename it to say zztoy.exe alternate download link 1alternate download link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then ... Read more

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I am getting this error
mmc.exe - Unable to Locate component
This application has failed to start because apphelp.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.

whenever i try to open any thing in Administrative tools. Whats causing this problem?

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i did a virus scan and it found an infected file: msnamqt.dll. i had the program remove the file and restart. now i am getting this error: Unable To Locate Component: This application has failed to start because msnamqt.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem. i get this error for just about every application i try and run, the thing is with the exception of i-tunes all of the programs will still run, i just have to click of to this annoying error. how do i fix this problem, other than it being completely annoying for the programs that still run, i need access to i-tunes which i don't have now.

thanks in advance for any help
-Kid Cadaver

can't find this
msnamqt.dll file anywhere
and googling it returns ZERO results
also i have no system restore points available

A:Unable to Locate Component

Try SFC.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/43051/how-to-use-sfcexe-to-repair-system-files/

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I was browsing the net the other day and window popped up saying that AVG had detected a virus in C:/Documents and Settings and that a scan should be run to get rid of it. I shut down all of my programs and ran the anti-virus to search in C:/Documents and Settings. It came up empty. I then checked for updates, found one, and then restarted AVG and had it scan the whole C drive while I did some housework and showered. Coming back to the computer about an hour later I saw that AVG had "Encountered an unknown error and had to be terminated". Ok I thought, so I restarted the computer and ran AVG again and let it run while doing my homework. Again, it crashed!

Is there something wrong with my virus scan and what else can I do? I will post a HJT log asap.

A:Unable to locate virus

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 8:55:34 PM, on 11/18/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Executive Software\DiskeeperWorkstation\DKService.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG6\avgcc32.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Link\Air Utility\AirCFG.exe
C:\Program Files\Alpha Networks\ANIWZCS Service\WZCSLDR.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Multimedia\main\ATIDtct.EXE
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Multimedia\main\ATIMMC.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\comp\hpdarc.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Brian Tran\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

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Hi I am trying to fix a friends comp. The "unable to locate component" window pops up for at least 15 processes. Everyone of them is due to "msegvj.dll" is not found. I searched this dll and didn't get any results. When I am able to get to taskman. it lists these processes as running and consuming mem. I am unable to open just about everything except IE,which surprisingly runs. I can't use sys rest. or any other tools. Please help......

A:Unable to locate component

Are you in safe mode?

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in windows xp sp2 following error display and startup screen doesnot come.

explorer.exe unable to locate component.
This application has failed to start because normaliz.dll was not found reinstalling the application may fix this problem.

please tell me what to do .

A:Explorer.exe unable to locate


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My wife uses a Dell Inspiron 1100, running Windows XP. I had installed AVG anti-virus, but somehow it was deleted. When I tried to re-install it I could not. I cannot install or remove any programs. An error box appears upon starting computer which states McciTray app.exe - Unable to locate component. It stated this application failed because urlmon.dll was not found. Re-installing this application may fix this problem. How can I locate the application. What I would really like to is remove all programs and start from scratch using re-installation CD. What do you recommend. Thanks in advance for your help.

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I keep having a message pop up saying:

firefox.exe - Unable to Locate Component

This application has failed to start because xpcom_core.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.

I am not very computer literate. What is this message talking about and how can I fix it??

A:Unable to Locate Component Please help!

Welcome to TSF,


I would recommend that you follow the steps that it tells you in the error message. [qoute]Re-installing the application may fix this problem.[/quote] Try this first and then see if that fixes the issue.


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Had a power crash, since then can't boot to HD. Can boot to floppy or cd drive. Installed a controller card, didn't fix, put in new HD = no effect, new cable = no effect. Any other ideas?
Thanks in advance

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Hi, i've realised that i have a keylogger on my system.
There's nothing different with my os in any way, but i know it's there somewhere.

Ad-Aware, Kaspersky, AVG and Anti-Keylogger are all unable to locate the keylogger.

Here's a HijackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:35:37 AM, on 4/20/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\ePerformance\MemCheck.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eDataSecurity\eDSloader.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Link\Air Utility\AirCFG.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0\avp.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\Acer.Empowering.Framework.Launcher.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer WLAN 11g USB Dongle\ZDWlan.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
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When I start up my computer a window pops up and states: KTKernel unable to locate. what is this file and what does it do and is it important? I just started using DSL and it is not working correctly therefore, I thought maybe it had something to do with this missing file...... thanks for your time.

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I just installed yahoo online protection and i try to run the anti virus scan and this message pops up " this application has failed to start because ISafeIf.dll was not found" What can i do to fix this?

A:unable to locate ISafeIf.dll

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Hi there,

May i ask if there is a problem in my system, virus infection or malware if i experience this:

Every time i start up my system i get this error pop up:

"sistray.exe - Unable To Locate" - This application has failed to start because SiSBase.dll was not found. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem.
Need help, opinions...



A:sistray.exe - Unable To Locate

What's your OS.

It could be an infection, scan with Malwarebytes and / or SuperAntispyware.

Alternatively, it may just be a video driver problem.
Reinstall / update your SiS drivers.

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I play League of Legends http://www.leagueoflegends.com/ and I have for well over a year and I know that my computer can handle. Then the other day Norton was installed onto my computer for safety, since then whenever clicking play on my launcher a message pops up.
"drwtsn32.exe - Unable To Locate Component
This application has failed to start because dbgeng.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem."
The same problem happened when I tried to click "open" on Doctor Watson. My DxDiag says everything is fine and I believe something is wrong with that, I don't know what to do, if anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated.

Here's the copy of my DxDiag
System Information
Time of this report: 6/1/2011, 17:22:46
Machine name: DEEFAULT
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp.051019-1519)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Gateway
System Model: W3644
BIOS: )Phoenix - Award WorkstationBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Sempron(tm) Processor LE-1200, MMX, 3DNow, ~2.1GHz
Memory: 896MB RAM
Page File: 658MB used, 837MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
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A:Unable to Locate Component

Your first move should be to turn on Windows Update and get your system updated. You are still on SP2 which is no longer supported by Microsoft, the Windows Update will get you up to SP3. That alone may cure the problem.

Follow this guide to slipstream your copy of XP with SP3, that can then be used to run the System File Checker which will replace any missing or damaged files.


To run the system file checker Click on Start and type sfc /scannow (exactly as written here with the gap) into the search box and hit enter. Follow the prompts and insert the slipstreamed disc when requested.

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Recently i had my hard drive reformatted & since then I cannot access certain www addresses which I know are valid.

I operate XP + Norton.

My XP firewall is switched off in preference to Norton.

I thought it could be a firewall issue & therefore disaled the firewall - no luck.

Can anybody help me please?

Interestingly, I sent teh www address to my Dad to see if he can access - a hyperlink appeared on the sent message & I can then actually access the www address!

I am confused!! Please help.

Many thanks

A:IE6 unable to locate various known www addresses


You may have an issue with DNS resolution of specific sites. This happens from time to time, and is normally an ISP issue. Let's see this:

Start, Run, CMD

TRACERT <URL of problem site>

<URL of problem site> is the actual URL of the site you're having issues with.

Right click in the command prompt, use Select All, and paste the results into a message here.


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I am getting this error message "ypager.exe - unable to locate dll"

The detail is as follow:

'The dynamic link library YImage.dll could not be found in the spcified path C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger;.;C:\WINNT\system32;C:\WINNT\system;C:\WINNT;.;Y:..'

I had uninstalled yahoo messenger a day ago and then I have been getting it when I reboot the pc.

How do I stop it from giving this message?

Is there a file where I go and remove the info manually?

Thank you.


A:ypager.exe - unable to locate dll help!!!!!


Looks like you're using either WinNT or Win2000, so Msconfig is out of the question. Looks like Regedit is the only other option unless you have something like TweakUI loaded.

Click Start -> Run -> Type Regedit -> Then go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Open the Software key -> Scroll down to Microsoft and open it -> Windows -> Current version -> Run. Check what's starting in the Run key, look for your ypager and delete the reg value. That should sort it out hopefully.

Good luck

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I have been struggling for a week trying to get my father in laws laptop working again. It is on Vista, 64bit. Upon start up it gets the following error. logonui.exe unable to locate component  Winmm.dll is missing. When I click OK it continues to boot but it can't authenticate anyone so a lot of programs won't start. It boots into safe mode with no apparent errors. I tried copying a Winmm.dll and re-registering it but that failed. Here is the log from Hijack this. Any suggestions will be appreciated.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:52:05 AM, on 6/6/2014
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.19222)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files\SlimCleaner Plus\SlimCleanerPlus.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Canon\IJ Network Scanner Selector EX\CNMNSST.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\YouCam\YouCamService.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\EPSON Software\Event Manager\EEventManager.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Panasonic\PHOTOfunSTUDIO AutoStart\AutoStartupService.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Browny02\Brother\BrStMonW.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Avira\My Avira\Avira.OE.Systray.exe
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A:logonui.exe unable to locate component

I'll add more information on the problem and what I have tried so far. 
This computer has had the problem of looping on updates for months now. It would get updates but after restart, while it was trying to configure them it would say download failed and revert everything. I spent days on that trying to uninstall updates and reinstall them. I got it to where it had all but 2 updates and couldn't get any further. My father in law didn't want to have to reinstall all of his programs so he opted to put it off for a while to see if I came up with a fix. In the meantime, more updates tried to come in and failed. Also it looks like they installed office 2007. That may have been when this new problem started. They also installed adobe flash the same day.  
This is what I have tried, in order.
1. Last known good configuration, nothing.
2. Malwarebytes
That found several things but nothing that looked too bad and removing them didn't help. 
3. Startup Repair from Install disk (said found no problems)
4. System from Install Disk
I thought this one was going to work. There were lots of restore points. I picked one just before they installed office. It ran for a while then said the restore point was no good and reverted. No problem, I could just pick another. Nope. When I went back to restore all the previous restore points were just gone. 
5. Clean boot
6. SFC /Scannow 
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Good Day Friends,

I have an application installed on a Windows 7 machine at office. The application installs VS 2008 Redistributable files during its installations. The installation works fine.

On the launch, the application crashes. On reviewing the Event Viewer, I can see "MFC90U.dll" listed under one of the "Data" tags.

I tried copying all the MS 2008 related files and manifests to the local directory. This also didn't work.

There are other products on the machine which are supposedly using earlier versions on VS Redistributable files. These applications work fine.

Is there any chance that the co-existence of the multiple versions of the VS Redistributable files is causing any issues?

Is there any way of specifying manifests in the local directory for the missing DLLs so that application can locate them?

Please advice. I am stuck on it for 3 days now.

Thanks & Regards!
Pankaj Dwivedi.

A:Application is unable to locate MFC90U.dll and others

Before doing anything else I would reinstall or repair install (if the app supports it)
The application that is the source of the error.
You may want to run the setup or installer file as an admin and temporarily disabling UAC for the duration of the repair/reinstall.

It sounds like the file simply didn't write.

You can also try installing the latest visual C++ library and see if that resolves your problem.
Download Details - Microsoft Download Center - Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x86)

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For almost every file I have on my computer, I get an error message that often doesn't let me access the file.

For example:

It says...
rundll32.exe - Unable to Locate Component
This application failed to start because netbmrgxkmb.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem

The problem is that this happens with every application I try to open. Some still work, but many do not (like Firefox, Time/date on my computer, System Restore, etc)

I have searched everywhere online for this file but cannot seem to find it.

Please help.

Much appreciated. I have Windows XP by the way

A:Solved: Unable to locate component

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When I shutdown my computer and restart, I get this message: "This application has failed to start because PPwebcph.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem." I have no idea what that means. Can you help?

A:PPWebcap.exe Unable to locate component

I think this relates to your scanner. If you&#8217;ve removed it, it may have left some remnants behind. Reinstall it. If you don&#8217;t want it, uninstall it again through add / remove programs.

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OS: Windows Vista Home Basic
Computer: eMachines W3619
This is the message I receive after my computer is turned during startup. It doesn't appear all the time just every once in a while:

apdproxy.exe-Unable to locate component

This application has failed to start because Conn API.DLL was not found. Re-installing the application may fix the problem.

A:apdproxy.exe -Unable to locate component

apdproxy.exe is a process belonging to Adobe Photoshop Album. This program is a non-essential process, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems.

Program Title: Adobe Photo Downloader
Rating: Not Required at Startup - Application Launcher, Microsoft Office ApplicationClick to expand...

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Receiving this error message at startup:
"mimboot.exe - Unable to locate component
This application has failed to start because CoreDll.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem"

OS: WinXP SP2 Home Ed.

I have searched for the mimeboot.exe file, found it in Windows\Prefetch & MusicMatch. Searched for the missing CoreDll.dll file and only found it in MusicMatch. I don't have a clue as to what application this missing file is suppose to belong to so it can be fixed.

I did have a previous error problem prior to this one (Proxy Error), fixed it and now I get this message at startup. I also used Registery Mechanic two days ago and after doing so is when I got the Proxy Error.

A:mimboot.exe unable to locate CoreDll.dll

Hi there and welcome to TSF.
This is a file used by MusicMatch and doesn't need to run at Startup. Do you have MusicMatch installed?

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I hope the following is enough info. If not, just let me know and I'll get whatever else is needed:
Windows Vista Home, SP2
HP, AMD Phenom 9550 Quad-Core
Memory, 6GB
System Type, 64-bit
Monitor, Samsung 2033SW
NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS
Running in Mozilla

So, a couple of weeks ago I was having troubles w/my graphics card and I replaced it with the above-referenced. Everything was fine until today, I was reviewing some pictures and the system shut down. When it rebooted, it (windows) said that I needed to download a new driver for the NVIDIA. I went to their site and downloaded the correct driver, however, I couldn't FIND it to run it. Instead I went to "Device Manager" and downloaded it from there. After reviewing the properties, somehow it downloaded 32 bit pieces instead of 64. I don't know if that is a problem, but wanted to throw it out there.

So then I noticed that my Samsung Monitor was not displayed as the "Display" (instead, it read "Generic PnP Monitor"). I went to their website and downloaded the driver for that too, but I can't FIND it either.

Since I am using Mozilla, all of my downloads go to my "Downloads" folder, but these two items are not there (no matter how many times I search, or re-download).

Off the topic a bit, I think I should get yet another graphics card b/c my computer is a bit grainy. Any suggestions?

Oh yea! I can't even play Spider Solitaire now! Help help help.

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A:Unable to locate binary/exe files

I dont use FF but when you go to download something does it give you a chance to save it somewhere else?
Generally when I download drivers and such I save them to the desktop so that I dont have to look for them.

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My wife's laptop was almost at a crawl, and on startup kept coming up with the error message as in the topic title.After following the advice of Broni as per Forum link wwww.bleepingcomputer.com./forums/topic429565 I was referred to the advice guide "Preparation Guide for use before using malware tools and requesting help", and asked to post the resulting scans here. After implementing Broni's guidance, the laptop was even slower but the startup message was removed. So the results are now posted and i await your verdict and advice.Many thanks.DDS.txt report is below.DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86 Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_29Run by Amy at 20:14:35 on 2011-12-13Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.44.1033.18.3033.1687 [GMT 0:00].AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}.============== Running Processes ===============.C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG10\avgchsvx.exeC:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSSC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\System32\svchost.... Read more

A:"AppleSyncNotifier.exe unable to locate component"

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I am having a devil of a time trying to find a replacement cap for the pointstick on my HP Elitebook 840. The one I have is black, but is so worn out that the nubs are worn off. Can anyone point me to a part number or source of a replacement cap?

A:Unable to Locate Replacement Cap for Pointstick

6 for $15: https://sofpoint.com/store/home.php?cat=5 HP does not assign it a Part Number so you have to buy from 3rd parties such as above.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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I'm running Windows XP - Media Center Edition on Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.2GHz, 1.5G RAM

Earlier, Norton 360 detected and blocked several intrusion attempts, but stated that everything was secure.

Shortly thereafter, EVERY program that attempted to open would generate the following pop-up message, "[program name] UNABLE TO LOCATE COMPONENT - The application has failed to start because msefrms.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem."

I click OK to acknowledge this message, only to have it reappear. After several "OK clicks", however, the program usually opens and functions properly.

I restarted my PC to get into safe mode to run a virus scan, but the message appears upon Windows boot (even on winlogon, services, lsass, etc.). Again, a few clicks of OK gets me past the message and into Windows.

I haven't been able to find ANY reference to msefrms.dll on the web. I was requested to post my HJT log - any help is greatly appreciated!
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:18:55 PM, on 8/4/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\P... Read more

A:Unable to Locate Component - msefrms.dll ?

Please do not double-post. Please read the rules, especially the section entitled "Multiple Postings".


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My family PC has been infected! I use AdAware regularly and this time it found malware with a TAC rating of 6 (out of 10). I've been unable to remove these infections and would greatly appreciate an expert's assistance. Please 'be gentle' - I'm a bit of a newbie with this... The HijackThis log is as follows: Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 08:29, on 2008-10-10Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\ONENOTEM.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Documents and Settings\Family\Desktop\HijackThis.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exeR0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://sympatico.msn.ca... Read more

A:PC infected - unable to remove/locate... PLEASE HELP!

I should also offer the AdAware logfile:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<?xml-stylesheet type="text/xsl" href="aawlog.xsl"?>
<header logDate="2008-10-10" logTime="09:23:02" scanCompleted="True">
<userAndComputer computerName="HOME" scanUser="SYSTEM" guiUser="Family"/>
<fileVersion version="7,1,0,12">CEAPI.dll</fileVersion>
<fileVersion version="7,1,0,12">aawservice.exe</fileVersion>
<fileVersion version="">Ad-Aware.exe</fileVersion>
<progamRelease>Free Edition</progamRelease>
<defFile>C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\core.aawdef</defFile>
<processor noOfProcessors="1"> Intel® Celeron® CPU 2.40GHz</processor>
<memory availablePct="33" totalPhysical="534773760" availablePhysical="174645248" totalPageFileSize="705388544" availablePageFileSize="432844800" totalVirtual="2147352576" availableVirtual="1775968256"/>
<operatingSystem majorVersion="5" minorVersion="1" build="2600">Microsoft Windows XP </operatingSystem>
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Whenever I try and run some programs now, I get the error:

"This application has failed to start because MSCVP70.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this provlem."

Any idea's?

A:Unable To Locate Component - MSVCP70.dll

Which programs cause this error?

You can download MSVCP70.dll from http://www.driverfiles.net/page,dll,show,136.html

There are a few suggestions here regarding .NET and ffdshow that you might want to look at.

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I can log on to my PC as one user but when I try to switch users I get the following error message:

"CSRSS.EXE unable to locate component. This application has failed to start because basesrv was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem."

I also cannot save files to a shared network location or view any other users files whilst logged on except the person who is logged on.

The only way I can switch users is to restart the pc. I had a reply from the Windows XP Magazine forum which suggested I might have a trojan as there is a trojan process for csrss.exe.

I have had help from the HJT group and no malware was found on my PC. I've checked all windows files using sfc but I still have the problem.

Any help would be appreciated.


A:CSRSS.exe unable to locate component

I believe a Repair Install may be in order, you are experiencing multiple issues.

Perform a Repair Installation

Configure your computer to start from the CD-ROM drive. Then insert your Windows XP Setup CD, and restart your computer.

1.When the Press any key to boot from CD message is displayed on your screen, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD.

2.Press ENTER when you see the message To setup Windows XP now, and then press ENTER displayed on the Welcome to Setup screen.

3.Do not choose the option to press R to use the Recovery Console.

4.In the Windows XP Licensing Agreement, press F8 to agree to the license agreement.

5.Make sure that your current installation of Windows XP is selected in the box, and then press R to repair Windows XP.

6.Follow the instructions on the screen to complete Setup.

If you have xp sp2 installed it needs to be incorporated into your xp disk or it will not offer the repair option only the clean install.

Slipstreaming Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Create Bootable CD

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I have a PC running XP. Every time the computer starts up, I get the following error message " Sistray.exe - Unable to loacate component - This application has failed to start because SiSApCom.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem. "

The PC did have a trojan and many viruses. I cleaned the machine and removed the trojan and viruses. I've also run registry cleaners to no avail..
Any one have any ideas on how I can fix this?

A:sistray.exe - unable to locate component

Try a sfc /scannow or perhaps a XP Repair Install.

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Hi Everyone,

I am currently using Windows XP on my home computer. Today when I logged on, I immediately began receiving an extremely large amount of error notifications such as;

Winlogon.exe-Unable to locate component
This Application has failed to start because msmrvvmcigu.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.

rundll.exe-Unable to locate component
This Application has failed to start because msmrvvmcigu.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.

firefox.exe-Unable to locate component
This Application has failed to start because msmrvvmcigu.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.

These are just to name a few.

It didn't matter what application or file I tried opening, I kept receiving the same error message. I wasn't sure if this was a virus so i scanned my computer with AVG anti virus, it found a few tracking cookies as well as a few adware.

I also used registry mechanic, it found over 2000 problems, in which i then chose the fix it option and it then notified me that all problems were fixed.

Unfortunately, It was not fixed because i keep getting the same error notifications over and over. I've scanned my computer several times today with registry mechanic and every single time, it still finds more problems..not 2000..but roughly around 20 problems.

I'm not sure what else I need to do, Is this a virus or was something accidentally deleted? To my knowled... Read more

A:Unable To Locate Component Notification

Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for several reasons:? Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable.The Windows registry is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. It contains information and settings for all hardware, software, users, and preferences. Whenever a user makes changes to settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in this repository. The registry is a crucial component because it is where Windows "remembers" all this information, how it works together, how Windows boots the system and what files it uses when it does. The registry is also a vulnerable subsystem, in that relatively small changes done incorrectly can render the system inoperable. ? Not all registry cleaners are created equal. There are a number of them available but they do not all work entirely the same way. Each vendor uses different criteria as to what constitutes a "bad entry". One cleaner may find entries on your system that will not cause problems when removed, another may not find the same entries, and still another may want to remove entries required for a program to work.? Not all registry cleaners create a backup of the registry before making changes. If the ... Read more

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Hi there,

I'm trying to get my wireless turned back on after using an Ethernet connection at work. It's a Latitude E5400.

The message I'm getting is that the DW WLAN Card is still disabled and to use the DW WLAN Utility to enable it. There is no icon in my notification area and I cannot seem to locate this "Utility".

I'm assuming I'm missing a driver or something....



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i have a pop  up that has the above heading and says
"This application has failed to start because Proxy.dll was not found. Re-installing the application many fix the problem"
Can any one help with getting  rid of this.
Thanks in advance.

A:svchost.exe - unable to locate component


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Hi there,

May i ask if there is a problem in my system, virus infection or malware if i experience this:

Every time i start up my system i get this error pop up:

"sistray.exe - Unable To Locate" - This application has failed to start because SiSBase.dll was not found. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem.
Need help, opinions...



A:sistray.exe - Unable To Locate error

See my reply to the same question which you posted in the XP Forum.

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X this application has failed to start because sdinfo.sdp was not found. I deleted spyware protection but this just won't go away and computer now performing like a turtle:

A:pctsTray.exe - unable to locate component.


Originally Posted by wotten

I deleted spyware protection ....

How did you "delete" this software? Did you uninstall it or simply kill the file(s)? Your problem appears to be related to "Spyware Doctor". As you have somehow removed the files for this program just reinstall it. If you want it then keep it but otherwise uninstall it again (using Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel). This should solve the problem.

BTW - this same question was asked and answered in these forums here.

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Hey there guys, this is my first post and i'm not so good with computers,
i have a little Emachines laptop that displays "Explorer.EXE - Unable to Locate Component" when i try to log into any user profile, Nothing appears on the desktop and there is no start menu or command bar. i have read other threads concerning this issue, but they seem to require a disc. even if i did have the disc, the laptop does not have a disc tray. all of the software was preloaded, can anybody help me?


A:Explorer.EXE - Unable To Locate Component

That's a critical system file. You need to contact the computer manufacturer and request the Windows installation disks. Then you need to buy an external optical drive. Then run a Windows repair.

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I have little or no experience with Microsoft Access and I need to be dope-slapped. I had no idea how to create a database so I "played around" with the program.

I tried a couple of times to create a database and saved them both times. I was able to find both files so I developed this false sense of confidence. I selected the option to use the wizard, chose some sample category, the name of which I don't remember, added 3 categories to a blank database, changed the names of all 3 and proceded to type-in about 300 entries. May I add that I don't know how to type so this took quite some time. Periodically I would click file, save, and this is what I did before I finally closed the file. Of course, fool that I am, I have no idea what, if anything, it was saved AS. I recall that I did not choose a primary key, or whatever it's called.

I am using windows xp and am unable to find a list of last files opened. i have no idea what the file is called. I have tried search using many word possibilities to no avail. I opened the Access list of databases and I find nothing familiar. I even tried opening each one but again, I can't bring up anything familiar. Is there any way to find this file or could it be lost forever?

Sign me "inACCESSable."

A:unable to locate access file

go to Start, Find, Files or Folders and in the search field, type in *.mdb, then in the Date tab check the Find All Files modified during the previous ??? days where you specifiy how many days ago it was when you worked on this database.

You should find it then.

Make sure you are looking in all local harddrives, as well as any networked drives you may have.

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I recently reinstalled Windows Vista, and I have a weird problem... Vista isn't able to locate any generic plug and play drivers for anything I plug into the USB port. This wasn't happening in my previous installing of Vista - everything installed fine automatically. Can anyone help?

A:Vista unable to locate any drivers

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WebWorks.exe -Unable to Locate Components
Everytime I start my computer this error box comes up
Inside the message is '
wwwcore.dll reinstall

I don't have clue what needs to be reinstalled.. ?? how do I find out or make the error message go away

A:Weborks.exe - Unable to Locate Components

Hi and welcome

* Click here to download HJTsetup.exe.
Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.

Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This.
Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the Select Addition Tasks dialogue.
Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
At the final dialogue box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

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