Error loading cmicnfg.cpl - The specified module could not be foun


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Guest

I don't know why, but everytime I log on to Windows I get a RUNDLL titled
dialog that says the above error message. Anyone know how to make it go away?
Thanks.
 
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Ricky

Have a look here..maybe something will help..

http://www.daniweb.com/techtalkforums/thread1903.html

| So, what can I do to make it go away?
|
|
| "Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:
|
| > *.cpl files are applets in the Control Panel.
| >
| > --
| >
| > Mark L. Ferguson
| > FAQ for MS Antispyware version 1.0.509
| > http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
| > marfers notes for windows xp
http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/chatNotes.htm
| > ..
| > >I don't know why, but everytime I log on to Windows I get a
RUNDLL titled
| > > dialog that says the above error message. Anyone know how to
make it go away?
| > > Thanks.
| >
| >
| >
 
R

Ricky

You're welcome..glad it helped. :)

| It did. Thanks.
|
|
| "Ricky" wrote:
|
| > Have a look here..maybe something will help..
| >
| > http://www.daniweb.com/techtalkforums/thread1903.html
| >
| > | > | So, what can I do to make it go away?
| > |
| > |
| > | "Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:
| > |
| > | > *.cpl files are applets in the Control Panel.
| > | >
| > | > --
| > | >
| > | > Mark L. Ferguson
| > | > FAQ for MS Antispyware version 1.0.509
| > | > http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
| > | > marfers notes for windows xp
| > http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/chatNotes.htm
| > | > ..
message
| > | > | > >I don't know why, but everytime I log on to Windows I get a
| > RUNDLL titled
| > | > > dialog that says the above error message. Anyone know how to
| > make it go away?
| > | > > Thanks.
| > | >
| > | >
| > | >
| >
| >
| >
 
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navyjax2

I had this issue and thought I'd see if anyone had a quick fix. When I
found a lot of people having this issue with no solution, I used my
knowledge of XP and the registry and made my own.

I posted this here in case someone else has this issue and stumbles
upon this and wants information in a concise format rather than having
to read a whole forum thread like that link pointed to in the other
post, and also wants to know how to get rid of this altogether rather
than just the superficial fix that other forum had, so here goes:

*Background*: This error occurs after trying to uninstall the updated
C-Media AC'97 onboard sound driver that appears after upgrading to XP
SP2 and/or going to WindowsUpdate. Likely the driver didn't work, so
you tried uninstalling the driver and were going to put back the old
Realtek AC'97 driver, but couldn't get rid of the updated driver.

*To fix:* Go ahead and do the deletion of cmaudio from the registry
that the other post had (Start, Run, type in "regedit", no quotes),
from
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Click on the top computer icon in the Registry Editor to highlight it
(so that it will do a complete search of the registry and not just from
your present point forward), do a Find (Ctrl+F) and find and delete all
_KEYS_ related to *-cmaudio*- and *-C-Media*-, not just the string
entries, _except_ for that entry in the Run key I mentioned above, just
delete the cmaudio -string- for that one.

Download this remove utility from

http://ekiis.com/Freesoft/binary/remove11.zip

and run the file you find in the zip file - it can be ran without
extracting it from the zip.

-- *NOTE:* This utility is for taking the name out of the Add/Remove
Programs section -_only_-, and does not remove it from your computer,
but it is very useful for issues like this when we are MANUALLY
uninstalling a program to take it out of the Programs list and should
work in 98/ME/2000/XP.

Delete these files from the C:\Windows\System32 directory (or "System"
directory for Win98)

cmirmdrv.exe
cmirmdrv.dll
cmuda.dll

Delete everything you can readily delete in C:\Temp,
C:\WINDOWS\prefetch (XP only), C:\WINDOWS\Temp, and C:\Documents and
Settings\%YourName%\Local Settings\Temp (2000 and XP only), so that
there will not be any files left for it to try to recover the driver
from. You will likely have to leave things that start with hsperfdata_
and Perflib_Perfdata_***.dat files if you find them, but should be able
to delete most others without changing attributes.

Now open the Device Manager (Right-click "My Computer", hit "Manage",
then find Device Manager in the Computer Management console).
Right-click the C-Media WDM driver under Sound, video, and game
controllers, hit Uninstall. Then right-click the top computer icon
listed there with your hostname beside it, hit "Scan for hardware
changes". It should install a generic "Multimedia Audio Controller"
instead of the "C-Media WDM Audio Driver", though you might see that
C-Media Audio for just an instant before it reverts back to a generic
driver (if it stays, you'll have to go back through the registry again,
delete the system files again, and do a full search of your hard drive
for those files so they don't get re-copied again). From here you can
'download your specific Realtek AC'97 Audio Driver'
(http://www.soundcard-drivers.com/companies/891.htm) or use your
motherboard's installation CD to re-install and you should have sound
again.

Good luck.
 
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kojak58

navyjax2 said:
I had this issue and thought I'd see if anyone had a quick fix. When
found a lot of people having this issue with no solution, I used m
knowledge of XP and the registry and made my own.

I posted this here in case someone else has this issue and stumble
upon this and wants information in a concise format rather than havin
to read a whole forum thread like that link pointed to in the othe
post, and also wants to know how to get rid of this altogether rathe
than just the superficial fix that other forum had, so here goes:

*Background*: This error occurs after trying to uninstall the update
C-Media AC'97 onboard sound driver that appears after upgrading to X
SP2 and/or going to WindowsUpdate. Likely the driver didn't work, s
you tried uninstalling the driver and were going to put back the ol
Realtek AC'97 driver, but couldn't get rid of the updated driver.

*To fix:* Go ahead and do the deletion of cmaudio from the registr
that the other post had (Start, Run, type in "regedit", no quotes)
from
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Click on the top computer icon in the Registry Editor to highlight i
(so that it will do a complete search of the registry and not just fro
your present point forward), do a Find (Ctrl+F) and find and delete al
_KEYS_ related to *-cmaudio*- and *-C-Media*-, not just the strin
entries, _except_ for that entry in the Run key I mentioned above, jus
delete the cmaudio -string- for that one.

Download this remove utility from

http://ekiis.com/Freesoft/binary/remove11.zip

and run the file you find in the zip file - it can be ran withou
extracting it from the zip.

-- *NOTE:* This utility is for taking the name out of the Add/Remov
Programs section -_only_-, and does not remove it from your computer
but it is very useful for issues like this when we are MANUALL
uninstalling a program to take it out of the Programs list and shoul
work in 98/ME/2000/XP.

Delete these files from the C:\Windows\System32 directory (or "System
directory for Win98)

cmirmdrv.exe
cmirmdrv.dll
cmuda.dll

Delete everything you can readily delete in C:\Temp
C:\WINDOWS\prefetch (XP only), C:\WINDOWS\Temp, and C:\Documents an
Settings\%YourName%\Local Settings\Temp (2000 and XP only), so tha
there will not be any files left for it to try to recover the drive
from. You will likely have to leave things that start with hsperfdata
and Perflib_Perfdata_***.dat files if you find them, but should be abl
to delete most others without changing attributes.

Now open the Device Manager (Right-click "My Computer", hit "Manage"
then find Device Manager in the Computer Management console).
Right-click the C-Media WDM driver under Sound, video, and gam
controllers, hit Uninstall. Then right-click the top computer ico
listed there with your hostname beside it, hit "Scan for hardwar
changes". It should install a generic "Multimedia Audio Controller
instead of the "C-Media WDM Audio Driver", though you might see tha
C-Media Audio for just an instant before it reverts back to a generi
driver (if it stays, you'll have to go back through the registry again
delete the system files again, and do a full search of your hard driv
for those files so they don't get re-copied again). From here you ca
'download your specific Realtek AC'97 Audio Driver
(http://www.soundcard-drivers.com/companies/891.htm) or use you
motherboard's installation CD to re-install and you should have soun
again.

Good luck.
I followed your advice. It didn't work.
I still have no audio.
Can you tell me why?
Thank
 
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navyjax2 said:
I had this issue and thought I'd see if anyone had a quick fix. When I
found a lot of people having this issue with no solution, I used my
knowledge of XP and the registry and made my own.

I posted this here in case someone else has this issue and stumbles
upon this and wants information in a concise format rather than having
to read a whole forum thread like that link pointed to in the other
post, and also wants to know how to get rid of this altogether rather
than just the superficial fix that other forum had, so here goes:

*Background*: This error occurs after trying to uninstall the updated
C-Media AC'97 onboard sound driver that appears after upgrading to XP
SP2 and/or going to WindowsUpdate. Likely the driver didn't work, so
you tried uninstalling the driver and were going to put back the old
Realtek AC'97 driver, but couldn't get rid of the updated driver.

*To fix:* Go ahead and do the deletion of cmaudio from the registry
that the other post had (Start, Run, type in "regedit", no quotes),
from
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Click on the top computer icon in the Registry Editor to highlight it
(so that it will do a complete search of the registry and not just from
your present point forward), do a Find (Ctrl+F) and find and delete all
_KEYS_ related to *-cmaudio*- and *-C-Media*-, not just the string
entries, _except_ for that entry in the Run key I mentioned above, just
delete the cmaudio -string- for that one.

Download this remove utility from

http://ekiis.com/Freesoft/binary/remove11.zip

and run the file you find in the zip file - it can be ran without
extracting it from the zip.

-- *NOTE:* This utility is for taking the name out of the Add/Remove
Programs section -_only_-, and does not remove it from your computer,
but it is very useful for issues like this when we are MANUALLY
uninstalling a program to take it out of the Programs list and should
work in 98/ME/2000/XP.

Delete these files from the C:\Windows\System32 directory (or "System"
directory for Win98)

cmirmdrv.exe
cmirmdrv.dll
cmuda.dll

Delete everything you can readily delete in C:\Temp,
C:\WINDOWS\prefetch (XP only), C:\WINDOWS\Temp, and C:\Documents and
Settings\%YourName%\Local Settings\Temp (2000 and XP only), so that
there will not be any files left for it to try to recover the driver
from. You will likely have to leave things that start with hsperfdata_
and Perflib_Perfdata_***.dat files if you find them, but should be able
to delete most others without changing attributes.

Now open the Device Manager (Right-click "My Computer", hit "Manage",
then find Device Manager in the Computer Management console).
Right-click the C-Media WDM driver under Sound, video, and game
controllers, hit Uninstall. Then right-click the top computer icon
listed there with your hostname beside it, hit "Scan for hardware
changes". It should install a generic "Multimedia Audio Controller"
instead of the "C-Media WDM Audio Driver", though you might see that
C-Media Audio for just an instant before it reverts back to a generic
driver (if it stays, you'll have to go back through the registry again,
delete the system files again, and do a full search of your hard drive
for those files so they don't get re-copied again). From here you can
'download your specific Realtek AC'97 Audio Driver'
(http://www.soundcard-drivers.com/companies/891.htm) or use your
motherboard's installation CD to re-install and you should have sound
again.

Good luck.


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I tried this fix 7/9/06 and it got rid of the error that Microsoft had introduced to my pc. You think I would have learnt by now after working in computers for 10 years!

As 'The boys are back in town' (very apt) came blasting out I punched the air in delight! This fix does work and for that I am thankful. Cheers.

GT.
 
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Guest

Thank you so much. Wish I had seen this before I almost went insane trying to
get my audio to work!
 
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eph61820

The problem I am having with .cpl files is as follows;
1. Everytime I click on "My Network Places" it opens the silly search dog
window and asks me if i would like to search for some files.... ahhh no... I
am trying to look at the properties of my network card etc...

2. When I click on 'control panel" it asks me if I would like to place a
short cut on the desktop. ahhh no... open the control panel please...

3. I am running (and have been running ESET Smart Security for weeks, no
virus, no malware, etc.) Through the plethora of stuff on the web,
everything is leading back to the .cpl files. How do I repair them on a XP
Pro SP3 machine is what i want to know, and step by step (because I have a
feeling it is going to involve registry and cd extraction).... thanks....
 
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