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Hi I have a 2 year old dell Desktop Dimension 3100 and I cant sort out a RunDLL error /32 all the registry fixes I've tried R useless,many thanks

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  • jaegerdwp
    jaegerdwp Mar 02, 2009

    Thanks for that,I'll reboot and make a note of what comes up,the window field only comes up on start up brb

  • jaegerdwp
    jaegerdwp Mar 03, 2009

    This is what comes up on start up;
    Error in C:\windows\System32\spool\Drivers\W32X86\3\DLCGtime.dll
    Missing Entry : Rundll entry

    Thanks for any suggestions !!!

  • jaegerdwp
    jaegerdwp Mar 03, 2009

    Hi,I ran my Widows CD and found repair (type R) went to a DOS looking screen and stayed there for over an hour,comp was busy doing some thing lol as it was running the disc,basically said type exit to stop repair and enter to choose from 3 set ups.I have XP sevice pack 3 and CD was 2 so I still went ahead ,How long does repair take usually ,Thanx

  • jaegerdwp
    jaegerdwp Mar 05, 2009

    Well done Guys you saved me a $120 at least,& now I know a bit more IT stuff,got a bit confused with the first install,with all the blank screens and restarting,also stayed in repair mode for hours lol,so I restarted everything,and by chance I think I loaded Drivers in right sequence,thanks again Guys Top work

  • John Elliott
    John Elliott May 11, 2010

    Which DLL error are you receiving specifically? If we can associate the file with it's app it'll get us close to the fix.



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Here is the page detailing your problem (from Dell), it also includes instructions for fixing it.

Basically you are going to do:

1. start + run + regedit
2. hit ctrl+f (find)
3. Enter the word Wow6432Node and hit Find Next
4. Right click on and delete the entry you found
5. Save and exit the registry

At this point either uninstall and reinstall the Dell printer drivers (with the USB cable to the printer unplugged).

If you no longer have a Dell printer than simply uninstall the printer software.

Reboot the machine and see if it worked...

Post your results back here.

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    John Elliott Mar 03, 2009

    Oh, and if you are unable to locate and delete the entry they suggest we'll attempt to remove the line which calls on that DLL specifically.


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Rundll32 is a process that is needed by your operating system to run properly, If this is corrupted, then some of your major processes fails as well. What I can recommend is for you to repair your operating system using your windows cd. (not reformat)

when you reach the drive selection (where you can see what drive the windows installed) you can press "R" for repair. It will automatically repairs you Windows without modifying your settings, installed programs, just as it was.

If you have problems doing this, you tell me.

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  • Raph Quintos
    Raph Quintos Mar 05, 2009

    at setup, you may see 3 options:

    setup xp



    go to setup and press F8 for agree, then select the drive where you see the windows is installed. Then press ' R '

    make sure to use win xp 3 installer "if" your system is using SP3 already.

  • Raph Quintos
    Raph Quintos Mar 05, 2009

    usually, this may take 30 mins. or depending on the pseed of your PC

  • Raph Quintos
    Raph Quintos Mar 05, 2009

    usually, this takes about 30 mins or depending on the speed of your pc



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