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What is DEVLDR?

by susien428 / February 12, 2006 9:46 PM PST

I am on WinXP Home. Occasionally when I am trying to shut down, a message appears that says:
End Program- DEVLDR
This program is not responding.
So then I press End Program but often that is not the end of it - I often have to shut down using the power button as it won't shut down otherwise. I have found that DEVLDR is in Windows/System 32 but I don't understand why it pops up at the end nor what to do to get rid of it.

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Re: What is DEVLDR?
by Tufenuf / February 12, 2006 10:03 PM PST
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Do you have Creative Labs Sound Blaster ?
by Papa Echo / February 12, 2006 10:10 PM PST
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Read MSkb HERE

Seems this is one time where you have to use the driver supplied by Windows, rather than the manufacturer.

Perhaps you can first try updating the driver from Sound Blaster ? It is always good advice to use only drivers supplied by the manufacturers, but sometimes, e.g. at a time of change of OS, the manufacturer's drivers are not updated in time for the new OS. Perhaps you were given the out of date drivers ?

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by susien428 / February 13, 2006 5:53 AM PST

Thank you both Tufenuf and Papa Echo! I do have Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live and have now installed a new driver for it. What would I do without the WinXP forum and smart fellows like you??

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(NT) (NT) Glad we could help & Thanks for posting back.
by Tufenuf / February 13, 2006 5:58 AM PST
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