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Microsoft Update May Cause Error: Rthdcpl.exe - Illegal System DLL.
engine




msg:3301958
 11:23 am on Apr 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

If you update your system with the latest patch [webmasterworld.com] from Microsoft, there may be an error:
Rthdcpl.exe - Illegal System DLL Relocation
The system DLL user32.dll was relocated in memory. The application will not run properly. The relocation occurred because the DLL C:\Windows\System32\Hhctrl.ocx occupied an address range reserved for Windows system DLLs. The vendor supplying the DLL should be contacted for a new DLL.
More information [support.microsoft.com] on the error.

 

henry0




msg:3301976
 11:46 am on Apr 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

I do not get it!

What shall we do,
Acept it?
Reject it?

what MS is doing about it if there is an issue.

Actually why is this morning the update "calling me" to install it if the problem is a known one

I am lost :)

swa66




msg:3301990
 12:02 pm on Apr 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

Choose between:

  • Install the update and possibly have affected Realtec hardware for which the control panel isn't working till you install the hotfix (avalable for download in the mean time)

  • Be exploited when visiting a forum somewhere that got hacked and points you to a ANI file converting your PC into a botnet member and/or stealing your accounts to games such as WoW [And if you read it here you do visit at least one forum...]

  • Install a third party fix from places such as e-eye and/or ZERT

    Seems easy enough a choice to just install the thing.

    Microsoft knew about the problem since Dec 20th 2006. And now needs to rush a patch out because it gets widely exploited out there. Perhaps time to re-evaluate your being a customer of the monopolist as well while yoou are at it.

  • henry0




    msg:3301999
     12:17 pm on Apr 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

    OK thanks, that stuff is not my cup of tea!
    I went to the vendor site
    but could not find anything relevant

    any idea where it is hidden?

    engine




    msg:3302010
     12:23 pm on Apr 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

    If you follow the link in my original post you'll see there is an explanation and a fix for that error.

    le_gber




    msg:3302016
     12:32 pm on Apr 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

    I guess Google searches are exploding for Rthdcpl.exe - I know I did look it up this morning after getting the error :)

    Thanks engine!

    henry0 > direct link to how to solve this: [support.microsoft.com...] Scroll down for Resolution heading

    grandpa




    msg:3302021
     12:47 pm on Apr 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

    I've got to say this is just wrong.

    Microsoft reportedly claimed to be working on this bug since December, because the fix was so ingrained with the OS, yet their fix creates a serious new problem? Meanwhile, the third party fix (which I installed earlier) seems to have been hacked out in a very short time - albeit with a disclaimer.

    I'm not bashing MS, but I'm losing the faith. I think they have a couple of managers that need to be reassigned to the Help Desk.

    Meanwhile, thanks to WebmasterWorld for the heads up. I had the update scheduled for later today.. I think I'll wait. I did run the update yesterday on the XP at the house, but I rarely use that machine. I wonder if they're cussing me over there...

    natural number




    msg:3302081
     2:14 pm on Apr 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

    Just switched over to Ubuntu Linux a few weeks ago, and now I feel so good. In fact, this this text area I'm writing in is being spell checked for me as I write, by default.

    I don't remember winders doing that!

    GryphonLeon




    msg:3302086
     2:15 pm on Apr 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

    Thanks for the information, I was already downloading Realtek drivers when I noticed this thread.. I installed the hotfix and don't get the error anymore, excellent!

    Demaestro




    msg:3302087
     2:15 pm on Apr 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

    Thanks for posting this... I did the update last night and got the error right away and i get it after every restart.

    I will try to run a fix when I get home and I will post back instructions if successful.

    So far I haven't noticed it causing any other programs to fail.

    GryphonLeon




    msg:3302090
     2:17 pm on Apr 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

    Just switched over to Ubuntu Linux a few weeks ago, and now I feel so good. In fact, this this text area I'm writing in is being spell checked for me as I write, by default.

    I don't remember winders doing that!

    Firefox does that for me, on windows :)

    Demaestro




    msg:3302121
     2:29 pm on Apr 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

    Just switched over to Ubuntu Linux a few weeks ago, and now I feel so good. In fact, this this text area I'm writing in is being spell checked for me as I write, by default.

    I don't remember winders doing that!

    Firefox does that even on M$.... although any reason to switch off M$ is a good reason. The only reason I have it at home is it is easy for my girlfriend and my son to use.

    BillyS




    msg:3302136
     2:38 pm on Apr 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

    Why do these topics alway turn into a Microsoft bashing session? And at least be consistent if you're bashing Microsoft...

    >>The only reason I have it at home is it is easy for my girlfriend and my son to use.

    henry0




    msg:3302169
     3:03 pm on Apr 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

    thanks le_gber, done!

    mcavic




    msg:3302287
     4:37 pm on Apr 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

    Why do these topics alway turn into a Microsoft bashing session?

    Because Microsoft makes it so easy.

    jbgilbert




    msg:3302315
     5:04 pm on Apr 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

    Hum... I have found that bashing Microsoft is getting hard to do...

    SEEMS NOBODY CARES ENOUGH ABOUT THEM TO BOTHER....lol

    pmac




    msg:3302337
     5:22 pm on Apr 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

    Thanks le_gber!

    txbakers




    msg:3302429
     6:38 pm on Apr 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

    We had that this morning as well, and a quick trip to Google and a quick hotfix took care of it.

    We think it was Microsoft's way of testing who has a Genuine copy of Windows and who doesn't.

    Because you can't download the hotfix unless you go through their certification process!

    A quick way for MS to weed out the illegal copies of Vista.

    mirrornl




    msg:3302493
     7:32 pm on Apr 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

    the hotfix did not cure my genuine xp

    still getting this message when i restart

    engine




    msg:3302498
     7:46 pm on Apr 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

    mirrornl, just checking - did you choose run, or download?

    mirrornl




    msg:3302922
     8:05 am on Apr 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

    download

    after trying again, now i get the message couldnt update while my computer has a different language as supported

    curly




    msg:3305485
     9:42 am on Apr 8, 2007 (gmt 0)

    Hi all,....

    got error as described here today as well.
    (rthdcpl.exe - Illegal System DLL Relocation)

    I'm glad I followed "engine's" link to
    [support.microsoft.com...]
    and downloaded the suggested fix
    >>Download the 935448 package now.<<
    it sure fixed the prob.

    cool thx guys

    curly

    bobbystahr




    msg:3306479
     4:16 pm on Apr 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

    WooHoo....thanx soooo much, this has been making me nuts dor a few days now....should have come here first and will do so in thr future...thanx again engine for yur most informative post.. ...

    Marcia




    msg:3309008
     2:18 am on Apr 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

    I get automatic updates from them, and there was one this afternoon that seems to have completely fixed the problem.

    System
    redhat



    msg:3309604
     7:54 am on Apr 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

    The following 4 messages were cut out to new thread by engine. New thread at: microsoft_windows_os/3309602.htm [webmasterworld.com]
    6:57 pm on April 12, 2007 (utc +1)

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