Procedure Entry Point error after restoring Vista partition



Hello all,
I have a dual boot machine with XP and Vista. I attempt to use Ghost to
backup the two partitions individually. When I restore them, Selecting the
Vista partition from BootMgr starts Vista, but when I log in, I get the
following error:

Title Bar: Rundll32.exe Entry Point Not Found
Dialog: The procedure entry point SdbGetAppCompatDataSize could not be
located in the dynamic link library apphelp.dll.

This is soon followed by other errors and a "Your user profile was not
loaded correctly"...

I used BCDedit to look at the BCD tables - they appear as they should. I've
tried the Vista boot disk to repair startup prolems, no help. I've banged my
head on the wall for awhile and not made any progress....

The XP partition (Drive C:) is where the BCD info resides. Vista is drive
D:. Normally, when Vista boots, it switches these two drive letters making
Vista C: and XP D:. I'm wondering if that drive letter switching is not
happening after the Vista partition restore anymore or ?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!



Rick Rogers


First, are you using the right version of Ghost? Older ones are not
compatible with Vista and will destroy the image.

Second, as to the error message, it means that either a) the library file
(apphelp.dll) cannot be found where it is expected to be, b) the file is not
the correct version and the subroutine that rundll32 is trying to load does
not exist or is not at the correct line in the file or c) the file is
damaged and the routine cannot be accessed. The problem has nothing to do
with the boot configuration, it has everything to do with a routine used
during the user logon. It could be a system routine, or one added by the
installation of a program or service to the system.

Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP

Windows help -
My thoughts

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