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Windows 7: Flag added to stop a .dll from loading?

29 Aug 2011   #1
jasong1968

Windows7 64
 
 
Flag added to stop a .dll from loading?

Hi - is it possible to add a flag (or whatever it might be called) to an .exe or the command-line to stop to stop a specific .dll from loading when an app is launched?

I am not even sure I am asking the question in the right manner, but I am trying my best!


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29 Aug 2011   #2
DMHolt57

 
 

be more specific...what .exe, what .dll, and if the program calls for the .dll, it prob won't run without it....
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29 Aug 2011   #3
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jasong1968 View Post
Hi - is it possible to add a flag (or whatever it might be called) to an .exe or the command-line to stop to stop a specific .dll from loading when an app is launched?

I am not even sure I am asking the question in the right manner, but I am trying my best!
What program are you trying to prevent from loading in a normal manner?

What is your objective?
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30 Aug 2011   #4
jasong1968

Windows7 64
 
 

The program is Cubase.

The objective is to not have a specific .dll file load with the app.

The app will run w/o the .dll.

Thanks.
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30 Aug 2011   #5
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Add .bak to the dll file and see if that works. I.E. something.dll.bak.
Curious, what does the dll do that you don't want?
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31 Aug 2011   #6
jasong1968

Windows7 64
 
 

Thanks for the reply.

It might be causing the program to hang - not sure, but I wanted to rule that out as a possibility.

How do you add a .bak to a .dll?
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31 Aug 2011   #7
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jasong1968 View Post
Thanks for the reply.

It might be causing the program to hang - not sure, but I wanted to rule that out as a possibility.

How do you add a .bak to a .dll?
The normal procedure to rename a file is to highlight the file and right click on the file name and select rename. Keep the full file name and just put your cursor on the last character and add .bak to the file name and select ok.

This way if it all goes to hell in a handbasket, you can go to the .dll file and remove the .bak from the end of the file and save and you should be back where you started.

Now, the file could be read only which you will have to change in properties.

Also, if you don't have the folder properties set to show hidden and system files, you will have to go to control panel, folder options and select view files and remove the check marks from hide hidden and system files like this
Flag added to stop a .dll from loading?-folderoptions.gif

Rich


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31 Aug 2011   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yes, just type .bak after the .dll part in the file name after you click it twice slowly, the file name will be hightlighted.
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