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p17RunE.dll error everytime I turn on XP

by m8g8 / September 2, 2007 3:17 AM PDT

Everytime I turn on XP (home) it comes up with two error messages.

RunDLL32.exe - Bad Image
The application or DLL C:\WINDOWS\system32\P17RunE.dll is not a valid Windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette.

Error loading P17RunE.dll
%1 is not a valid Win32 application.

This has made my PC take slightly longer to load, which is annoying. I lost my installation disk aswell, which will probably be a problem, so I'm hoping I won't need it!

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Re: p17rune.dll
by Kees Bakker / September 2, 2007 3:22 AM PDT

This seems to be a Creative (sound card) related driver. Remove your soundcard from device manager, and reinstall the software from the Creative CD. The install might ask for the Windows XP CD, you can't tell beforehand.

Hope this helps.


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No luck
by m8g8 / September 5, 2007 1:56 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: p17rune.dll

I've been away so have only just had time to try this. The messages still appear even after restalling and installing it so many times.

I searched for the XP CD, but I cannot find it anywhere, and I have a feeling the only way to fix it is to reboot everything.

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Same problem...
by GEoDLeto / September 8, 2007 6:01 AM PDT
In reply to: No luck

I got the same errors (Thank you Micros***s!)

Anyway, I downloaded this nifty little program named regseeker (you can use it for free to a certain extent).
With it I looked in the startup entries and removed the startup of P17RunE.dll and I cleaned up the registry and no more errors.
If it actually fixed the problem or just fixed the symptoms I don't know, but my PC seems to be a lot happier.

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by deaths_little_helper / September 27, 2007 3:28 AM PDT
In reply to: Same problem...

I'm having a similiar issue with XP, but after reg editing, and clean boot installs, over and over again, including a complete wipe of the registry and removal of the card and use of a different slot, I'm still getting these errors but I'm not able to use the seems the more I try to fix this, the worse it gets, at the begining I would get the annoying errors, but the speakers worked now I can't listen to anything...

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P17RunE.dll is the error and Creative is the bear.
by Brett. A / February 11, 2008 1:18 PM PST
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Yo I have to same prob too and I have found regseeker to be something of a help I have not tried it yet but by G! I"m going to I am really not liking these "ERROR's" that keep poping POP3 heeee anyway that keep popping UP! I am really displeased woith my product from HEH HEMMMM! Creative DOT! INC! I am writing to them soon like assp soon as possible. I don't get why the added winxp drivers into a vista update driver app to me that's kinda of really um what's the word I'm looking for... well I can't say it one is annoying...and well really it is smart if you ask me look at all the trouble it is causing and thuse more biz for the wizzzzzzzz. Anyway I just really really really am upset at this I've been going round deleting my reg keys for nothing and I still can'y find the right one P17RunE.dll like does anyone know I'm asking by the way. So leave one if you have had the same deal as I and tell me PLEASE Plain how to fix it SadSadSad

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maybe this fixes it
by noobslayer0 / October 6, 2008 4:18 PM PDT
In reply to: No luck

i went in msconfig and under the startup tab i just disabled "RunDll32 P17RunE" and i also disabled "RunDll32 SPIRun" and then the error messages stopped and my speakers started working again, oh and i also cleaned my registry. But the thing thats bothering me is for both of those processes it says that they're located under HKLM/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVer...


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