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corefoundation.dll error

by quests1 / May 18, 2011 1:43 AM PDT

Hi all, My friend has a small Samsung Netbook running Windows Vista and everytime we switch it on, we get the following error message.
corefoundation.dll was not found
Now I have located it and tried to remove it, but to no avail. I have now removed Apple iTunes, Apple Software Update, Apple Mobile Support as she no longer uses anything to do with Apple products. But we still get the same message. I have run CCleaner and SpyBot but we still get the same message every time we switch the Netbook on.
Any advice would be helpful. Thanks in advance

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It's A Registry Call That Needs To Be Removed
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / May 18, 2011 3:19 AM PDT

So first, check the Control Panel-Programs and Features section and uninstall the "MobileMe" program which is also part of Apple stuff. If it doesn't exist and you're sure you no longer have any Apple programs on the computer, then you'll need to perform a registry search for the "corefoundation.dll" call inside the registry.. First, make a backup of the registry. Once that's done, search for the problem entry so you can delete it.

It should be fairly easy to find. I would first check both of the registry locations below:


Look on the right side of the screen and if you see an entry which includes"corefoundation.dll", then RIGHT click on that specific entry, choose "Delete". If the entry doesn't exist in either of the two locations above, then you'll need to run a registry search for the entry so it can be found and deleted.

Hope this helps.


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corefoundation.dll error
by quests1 / May 18, 2011 4:28 AM PDT


Many thanks for the advice, I shall have a look at her computer on Friday and give that a try.


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by quests1 / May 20, 2011 7:35 PM PDT

When I tried to delete the "MobileMe" in the features section of the control panel, it would not delete? I tried several times to delete, but it still remained even after a couple of re-starts? I then tried to find the corefoundation.dll by going to the start icon, find, then clicked on files and folders, but nothing was located anywhere in the computer. I have also run a registry search, but again, nothing. I have a friend who is more into computers that myself who says he will have a look at it on Monday morning when we meet for our usual coffee and chat. I will keep you posted one way or the other.

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Try This Different Uninstall Tool
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / May 21, 2011 3:45 AM PDT
In reply to: "MobileMe"
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by quests1 / May 22, 2011 4:04 AM PDT


Many thanks for the link, downloaded the software, ran it, and the problem no longer exists.

Thanks to everyone who chipped in with advice.


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by TheComputerMaster / May 18, 2011 5:00 AM PDT

You would want to click "Start" then "Search" type in "corefoundation.dll" and search for it. If any thing comes up, look at the directory and copy it down. Message me if this works.

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No need
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / May 18, 2011 5:02 AM PDT
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for specific 'message me'.

I'm guessing that Grif's suggestion is the way to go, and we will see when the OP reports back.


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by TheComputerMaster / May 18, 2011 5:05 AM PDT
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Yeah sorry about my post, I think Grif's is better and is more likely to work.

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Let me share POWER TOOLS I use to amp up Grif's fine advice.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 18, 2011 8:42 AM PDT
In reply to: Yes

Beware. POWER TOOLS. Google up these.


Always good for popping the hood on Windows.

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