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Windows 7: Mysterious Error Dialogue

06 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 32 bit SP1
Mysterious Error Dialogue

All of a sudden, I've started getting a mysterious error window, with no text or any info on it. I've attached a screenshot. This window hangs the explorer process until Ok is clicked.. and it hangs my system while putting on standby or hibernate. Any help on how I can find out about the origins of this error window and how to get rid of it?


Intel P4 + Intel board + Win 7 32bit SP1 + 4 GB Ram + 1 TB HD

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06 Apr 2011   #2


Hi, welcome to the forums

I would advise you try running a Full System Scan using MalwareBytes and see what results it shows.

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06 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7 32 bit SP1

I'm already using NOD32 AV.. won't that catch any malware?
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06 Apr 2011   #4


You'll be surprised, AntiVirus & Malware are 2 different things. While NOD may catch most, MalwareBytes will catch everything else
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06 Apr 2011   #5

Windows 7 32 bit SP1

Okies.. downloading now..
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06 Apr 2011   #6

Windows 7 32 bit SP1

Ok.. cleaned my system. It did find some malware, and I cleaned it too but the mysterious dialogue still remains. Any further suggestions?
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06 Apr 2011   #7

Win 7 Ult + Starter, XP Pro +Home, 2kAS, Linux Mint 8, SuperOS

Zone Alarm has been reported to give this dialog box - uninstall ZA - use Windows FW instead.
Sims 2 also, iTunes, ColdFusion... the list goes on. It is bad error handling code.

What software are you running when this occurs? Maybe a background program in the notification area?

Task manager may be helpful - if running when the dialog is active. (right-click taskbar and select Task manager) see if you can identify the "Error" as an application, and right click to go to process to find the executable responsible.
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