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RUNDLL

by twinran1 / October 7, 2004 2:22 AM PDT

Each time I start up the computer I get an error message that says:

RUNDLL
Error Loading
C:\Progra~1\WILDTA~1\APPS\CDA\CDAENG~1DLL
The System cannot find the path specified

I believe it has to do with a program/file (Wildtangent) that I deleted because my virus protection said that it was a threat and couldn't be fixed.
Does anyone know how I can repair this?

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Re: RUNDLL... remove with STARTER.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 7, 2004 2:31 AM PDT
In reply to: RUNDLL
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Re: RUNDLL... remove with STARTER.
by twinran1 / October 7, 2004 3:33 AM PDT

Bob,

Thank you for your help,
Sherri

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Re: RUNDLL... remove with STARTER.
by thomas999 / October 13, 2004 5:56 PM PDT

I have the same problem with C:\Progra~1\WILDTA~1\APPS\CDA\CDAENG~1DLL

but I didn't at all understand the answer to the other person's question.

I was wondering if anyone could give me a "more simple" answer on how to get rid of that thing?

Thanks!

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Re: RUNDLL... remove with STARTER.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 13, 2004 9:44 PM PDT

"I have the same problem with C:\Progra~1\WILDTA~1\APPS\CDA\CDAENG~1DLL

but I didn't at all understand the answer to the other person's question.

I was wondering if anyone could give me a "more simple" answer on how to get rid of that thing?"

In paragraph 4b, look up STARTER.
http://reviews.cnet.com/5208-6122-0.html?forumID=44&threadID=34232&messageID=394890&tag=

If you read the section, install the STARTER software, you may understand what to do next. Hint: use STARTER to delete the entry.

Best of luck,

Bob"

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Re: RUNDLL
by Echo2 / October 22, 2004 12:29 PM PDT
In reply to: RUNDLL

Dear Sherri:

SpyBot is your answer here I think. SpyBot identifies Wild Tangent as spyware and removes it.I had Wild Tangent on my system not knowing that it was spyware. The Wild Tangent program had come installed on my new HP.
I downloaded and ran SpyBot and was surprised to see it appear on the detected items screen. I had no use for it so I allowed SpyBot to remove it and I haven't had a problem since.

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Re: RUNDLL
by flcenter / December 13, 2004 2:39 AM PST
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SpyBot's (or a similar program's) removal of the WildTangent application is what caused the rundll error in the first place. You need to remove the process from your startup in order to terminate the error message.

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same problem
by agardengirl2 / January 12, 2005 6:12 AM PST
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how do you remove the process from your start up order to terminate the rundll error. thanks

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agardengirl2...
by Echo2 / January 12, 2005 8:46 AM PST
In reply to: same problem

You can remove this program from your startup by going into msconfig and unchecking the box(if it is there) beside its name. To go into msconfig go to Start>Run, type in msconfig click OK. Now go to the "startup" tab and scroll down until you see the program you wish to terminate.Uncheck the box beside it and close out of msconfig. Restart your computer.
You can also go into regedit and delete it from the Run section of Windows in the Microsoft section of HKey Local Machine and HKey Current User.

Regards,

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I forgot....
by Echo2 / January 12, 2005 8:55 AM PST
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Many security programs have startup monitors that will allow you to eliminate this startup entry without too much trouble. The ones that come to mind are SpyBot, Spy Sweeper and Microsoft AntiSpyware. Mind you, they are more likely to eliminate this file from your system altogether.

Best,

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Are you sure it was...
by Echo2 / January 12, 2005 8:38 AM PST
In reply to: Re: RUNDLL

SpyBot's removal of the program that has caused the problem flcenter? I had SpyBot remove it for me without a hitch. My PC booted and rebooted smoothly after SpyBot removed Wild Tangent from my PC.
It could, however, be that another program's removal of Wild Tangent (as you say) is the issue here.

Best,

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Re: RUNDLL
by Echo2 / October 22, 2004 12:42 PM PDT
In reply to: RUNDLL

Hi Sherri:

It's me again. I for got to mention how important it is to get this stuff out of the registry. In addition to running SpyBot (which I think will do the job), you can go to Start click Run type regedit. Go to the top of Regedit you'll see Edit. Click on edit then click on Find. Type Wild Tangent and remove every entry you find. The process can be a little tedious. If you want, if you can afford it, try Registry First Aid. It is only $21.85 or thereabouts. It has an especially useful feature which allows you to type in a particular entry, in this case Wild Tangent, and then search for all the entries specified. In a couple of minutes it will be done, and you will then have the option of deleting all those entries.

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