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Windows 7: AudioSwitcher causes .dll error on startup

25 Jan 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
AudioSwitcher causes .dll error on startup

Hi there,

I use a small program that creates a system tray icon that you can click on and switch the default audio device. This program uses; switcher.exe, and EndPointController.dll to run. I have put these two files in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup. When my computer starts and I log in I get a .dll error as follows: Title:Caution, "You are attempting to open a file of type 'Application extension' (.dll)" as if I want to open it.

I simply want to disable this message. I had this working previously and didn't document the resolution. Due to a system reformat it has reappeared.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, I believe my previous solution was disabling Windows from displaying the message, but through Google'in I haven't easily been able to resolve.

I have attached the two program files as well as a screen shot of the generic .dll error for your pleasure.

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File Type: txt EndPointController.txt (28.5 KB, 0 views)
File Type: txt switcher.txt (126.5 KB, 1 views)
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26 Jan 2014   #2
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Instead of putting the exe and dll in the startup folder, try to put shortcuts to those files in the startup folder instead.

Create a folder somewhere with the two files in it (C:\, Program Files, etc)> Start> All Programs> Right click the Startup folder> Open

Open the folder you created with the two files> Right click each file then click Create Shortcut> Drag the two shortcuts into the Startup folder

Reboot to see if that works, it should

A Guy
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