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DLL error on bootup.

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Everytime I boot my computer, I get an error saying that run32dll.exe or .dll (I can't remember exaclty -- I'll get the full error next time I reboot.). It says that it performed an illegal operation. How can I fix this?

I looked on Microsoft's knowledgebase, and tried what they suggested, but it didn't work. That was along time ago.

I'll reboot now to get the full error.
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It's rundll32. It says "This program has performed an illegal operating and will be shut down" etc..

Here's the other stuff:

RUNDLL32 caused an invalid page fault in
module NEWDOTNET3_23.DLL at 0167:00feab5e.
EAX=00c70cbc CS=0167 EIP=00feab5e EFLGS=00010246
EBX=fffffd8c SS=016f ESP=0063f5dc EBP=0063f888
ECX=00c70078 DS=016f ESI=00000c44 FS=375f
EDX=07785ce1 ES=016f EDI=00000000 GS=0000
Bytes at CS:EIP:
83 7c 0b 28 01 7e 54 ff 75 0c 50 e8 02 fa ff ff
Stack dump:
81b3ec76 00000002 00000001 00000003 bf0416bb c29c5df0 bff79480 525013e2 00100010 10010020 363e0050 00000040 1fe60000 00000050 0041363e 00300400

Any advice?
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oh my, new dot net software causing an error!!! it can't be!!!!
Go to add/remove program and uninstall it, then restart.
If you get an error during the uninstall and the problem remains after attempting to uninstall it, disable it by running msconfig.exe and disable it in the startup.

This has got to be one of the worst software ever written. But i gotta love, keeps me busy at work.
Ok. I couldn't find what to uninstall in the add/remove programs dialog; however, I did go into msconfig and disabled the new dot net thing. TweakUI was also calling it, so I also unchecked that. I hope that TweakUI will still be usable. I don't have it performing any automated tasks, and I assume that's the only reason it'd need to start up automatically.

Thanks for the help. I haven't restarted yet, but I'm confident it'll work. :p
When you get the rundll32.exe error on startup like that, the removal from Add/Remove programs may not work. If this is the case, see this link:

There is an unintsall utility that you can download from them and try. One method which I have always seen work is to reinstall the software from >> "Enable My Browser", then go to Add/Remove programs and remove it.

Now having said that, I can almost assure you that if you have on your system, you also have a pile of other ad and spyware programs. To detect and remove those, try following the instructions here for installing, updating and running Spybot.

By the way, be sure to reboot immediately after uninstalling or running SpyBot.
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