Windows XP - Receive error message 'updater.exe dll initialization failed' during system restart

When restarting system, recently began receiving error message 'updater.exe dll initialization failed. the application failed to initialize because the window station is shutting down.' When computer restarts, performance is degraded.

Any ideas on how to relolve ?

 
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Last updated March 26, 2018 Views 852 Applies to:

 

 

AUTORUNS

 

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902  

 

I would scrutinize what you have loading on StartUp. You need to see if you have programs loading during boot process which might be changed to on demand.
With Autoruns you can uncheck an item, which disables it from starting, or you can right click an item and then delete it. If you uncheck you can recheck to re-enable the item. It is a much safer approach than editing the Registry and better than using msconfig.
Another useful feature of the program is that you can right click an item and select Search Online to get information about the item selected.

When using Autoruns you will need to click on the "Logon" tab to see what is running at start-up.

 

post back with any questions, tell me what programs you have recently installed

 

version of xp , home, MCE, or pro

 

service pack?

 

Dell Dimension 3000, Firefox, WinXP Pro/Sp3, 360 TSE by Qiho, MBAM

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Elizabeth23,

Thank You for your advice. I ran the Registry Cleanup tool from Norton 360 and that seems to have cleared up the problem. I am running Windows XP Pro V2002 SP3. Can't recall installing any new programs recently. I have downloaded the Autoruns program so if problem re-appears, I will investigate potential startup issues.

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okay, but be very careful with registry cleaners, read the following:

Courtesy of PA Bear:

 

TIP: If you ever again think your Registry needs to be cleaned, repaired, boosted, tuned-up, cured, tweaked, fixed, maximized, "swept" or optimised (it doesn't), read http://chris.pirillo.com/are-registry-cleaners-safe-to-use/ and/or http://www.edbott.com/weblog/2005/04/why-i-dont-use-registry-cleaners/ then draw your own conclusions. Also see http://blogs.technet.com/markrussinovich/archive/2005/10/02/registry-junk-a-windows-fact-of-life.aspx

 

have a good new years!!

Dell Dimension 3000, Firefox, WinXP Pro/Sp3, 360 TSE by Qiho, MBAM

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