rundll Error Message on Startup

  Taff36 14:23 15 Jul 2003

The following message has appeared on my son`s computer on start up:
"error loading C:\windows\system32\nvcpl.dll a dynamic link (dll) initialisation routine failed"

Now he cant improve his screen resolution beyond 4 bit !!! ????

Are these two things connected and where do I start? Thanks in advance!

  spikeychris 14:38 15 Jul 2003

click here for information relating..


  ollie < one> 14:39 15 Jul 2003

not knowing much but i think this is a graphics card/software fault i think the nv is for nvidia
try reinstalling the the graphics card soft ware
or fist go to my computer in desktop right click
go to properties select device manager then check the graphics card is working correctly you can reinstall the soft ware from here if needed

  Wes Tam ;-) 14:53 15 Jul 2003

Taff36 see click here from where you can also download the file.

  Wes Tam ;-) 14:55 15 Jul 2003

Or download direct from click here

  Taff36 15:25 15 Jul 2003

Thanks for the leads all. Sounds like I`m close. The download file for the latest driver suggested by Spikey Chris is a whopping 18 Mb probably because it covers just about every model they have.

Should I simply replace the original nvcpl.dll file with the one I`ve downloaded from the site suggested by Wes Tam and see if that cures it?

Is it

  Wes Tam ;-) 16:02 15 Jul 2003

I would replace your faulty file first to see if that resolves your problem.

If that works you can then update your driver if you think you will benefit by it.

  Taff36 16:04 15 Jul 2003

Thanks again

I`ll try that tonight and let you know. It won`t be until I am back online on Thursday though.

  Taff36 09:49 21 Jul 2003

Thanks to you all. A combination seemed to work with a reinstallation of the original drivers sorting the main problem.

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