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What is BDS501F.DLL ?

by rcgyuk / July 14, 2005 12:36 AM PDT

I am running windows 98SE, and I am suddenly getting several messages at boot up saying a required file is missing, bds501f.dll.

I have looked at all the processes running in task manager, and I recognise them all except 1 new one, disspy.

I don't know what this is, or how it got there. I can't find it in the registry, and its not listed in the uninstall programs dialogue.

If I select it in task manager and click end task, it says this program is not responding and then ends it.

If I do nothing, every few minutes I get a window popping up with the missing dll message.

Does anyone have any clues what is going on here?

Robert

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Part of an application written in Borland C 5.0
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 14, 2005 12:39 AM PDT
In reply to: What is BDS501F.DLL ?

It's a support DLL and not a finished application.

Bob

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Re:
by rcgyuk / July 14, 2005 2:33 AM PDT

How can I find out what application on my my PC is trying to use it?

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How I find it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 14, 2005 3:42 AM PDT
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I use a search tool that looks inside all files for the reference. I rarely have to do this since I often find the running item either in the task manager or a HIJACKTHIS logfile.

Bob

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Re: How do I find it?
by rcgyuk / July 14, 2005 6:00 PM PDT
In reply to: How I find it.

Are there any search tools such as you describe that I can download?

Robert

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Windows 'search' already does this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 16, 2005 12:18 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: How do I find it?

Can you tell why you need to download another search tool?

Bob

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start-find-Borland...
by reefurbb / July 15, 2005 11:46 PM PDT
In reply to: What is BDS501F.DLL ?

see where main folder is and look in it for application, Program Files probably. Reinstall application, if you have it-want it.
If you have used Spybot-Adaware, it may have seen this as a spy, and you don't need it anyway.
If not, use them asap anyway.
See add/remove programs list for Borland listing or whatever the real name is.
Check start-run-msconfig-startup and look at entries. Uncheck Borland or whatever app it is. Also see other unknown or suspicious entries. Also uncheck entries that don't need starting with Windows startup.

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Where is it coming from?
by Cursorcowboy / July 16, 2005 12:25 AM PDT
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When you start Windows, dozens of programs are already running - many of them invisible and running in the background. "Starter" allows you to see every autostart on your system, all on the one screen. In addition, it gives you complete control over the autostart references, and allows you to modify or delete them at will. Key features are:

? Over 50 different autostart locations monitored!

? Right-click menu allows you to take complete control over each autostart

? Add New Autostart feature allows you to add new programs to automatically start

? Save/Print functions allow you to take snapshots

? Resizable, easy-to-use interface that shows every autostart on the one display

? All sizes, positions and settings are remembered

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