Rundll32.exe is a process which executes DLL files and places their libraries and information into the memory of the computer, so the apps could have more benefits from them. Rundll32 is very important for the stable and secure functioning of your computer, so it should be always running, and in case it’s terminated, it should be immediately fixed.
Imagine this situation, you need to run some important dll file, but Rundll32 host process has stopped working, but there’s no need for panic, here’s what you should do:
Solutions for Rundll32 host process ‘has stopped working’ issues
Configuring the System Configuration Utility
- First open Start Menu in the search box type: msconfig
- After typing msconfig press the Enter key. This should open the System Configuration Utility window.
- After that click on the Services over the top and then at the bottom right corner check the “Hide all Microsoft services” checkbox.
- Click on “Disable All” button.
- Click on “Startup” tab, and then click on “Disable All” button again.
- Click the OK button and after that “Restart” button on the following window. This will restart your computer.
- Once you’ve restarted your computer, you’ll get System Configuration Utility window. Check the “Don’t Show…..” and click the OK button.
- After doing this you need to check if the problem has been solved. If the issue is resolved, you need to open the System Configuration window again and then enable all the services from Services, restart your computer and see if the problem occurs again.
- If the problem appears again it means there’s a culprit in the checked startup items. However if the problem doesn’t occur, then the problem could be with rest of the Startup items. You’ll need to uncheck the first half of startup items (that were check before), and then check rest of the half items. After that check for the problems again.
- If the problem is still present, then make a note of all the names of the startup items and then follow the same procedure for them. While doing this bear in mind that System Configuration will sort all the enabled startup items to the top. This means that all the entries would be mixed on next reboot This means that you should keep a note on all the services that are you enabling and disabling.
- Before you start, check if your Windows is completely up to date.
- If you get the error when opening folders that contain video files, try this solution: Open Control Panel > Folder Options > Always show Icons, Never Thumbnails
- Remember when did this error start popping up. Was it after installing a new software? Was it after installing, say, Nero? If the answer is yes you need to: Open Computer > System Drive > Program files > Common Files > Ahead > DSfilter. Rename “NeroVideoProc.ax” to something like“1NeroVideoProc.ax” Also rename “NeVideo.ax” to say “1NeVideo.ax” and then reboot. Using this steps you can find out which software caused the issue.
- Enter msconfig in Windows search box and press Enter button to open up the System Configuration Utility window. Click on Services, and check the “Hide all Microsoft services” checkbox, then click on “Disable All” button. Then click on “Startup” tab, and click on “Disable All” button again. Press OK button and then “Restart” to restart your computer. By doing this you have turned off all non-Microsoft services and start ups. If the issue is fixed, open System Configuration Windows again and enable all the services from Services tab and then check the issue after restarting the computer in the same way as mentioned above.
- You can also run the Microsoft Windows File and Folder Troubleshooter and see if it helps.
We hope that these instructions helped you solve this problem, but if not, feel free to contact us and we’ll try to provide you more more help.
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