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Windows 7: Rundll32 issue on old games solution


07 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 
Rundll32 issue on old games solution

Sometimes there is a problem that Rundll32 will max out a CPU Core when starting an older game eg. UT, Half-life etc.

The problem is that to do with Game Explorer because when you start one of those games it will try to add the game to Game Explorer however for some reason eg no internet access this will not occur resulting in the Rundll32 problem

To fix this take ownership of the gameux.dll file in C:\Windows\System32 and rename it. You can simply put a - or letter on the filename. Then run your game like GTA San andreas or Warcraft 3. It works for me 100%.

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07 Jan 2011   #2

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

thanks for the tip.

would running the games in xp compatibility mode work?
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07 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

sorry for the late reply. No, xp compability mode doesnt work.
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