Over the past few weeks, some readers have encountered a known error that caused rundll32 Vista to shutdown. This problem can arise for several reasons. Let’s take a look at them below. Remove or reset any driver (especially if it’s a video driver) or software that you may have installed just before the problem occurred. Reboot your system and see if the Rundll32 error message continues to appear. If not, then the issue is resolved and you can skip the remaining steps.
Are you still getting the error “Windows Host Process (Rundll32) has stopped working” in Windows 10? Most of the time, this error occurs when you try to open or interact with certain programs – native or third-party – on your computer. But he can also accidentally bother you for no apparent reason. Why is this happening?
Windows 10 uses the Rundll32 process to run 32-bit dynamic link library (DLL) files. These files contain functions that are common to several applications. However, conflicting software, misconfigured settings, or corrupted system files can cause Rundll32 to crash, which is what causes the error.
Rundll32 has stopped working. The error has plagued Windows users for years, but there are several fixes to help you get rid of it. We recommend that you follow the troubleshooting methods below in the order presented. You can also ignore the ones that don’t fit.
What Is Rundll32?
Rundll32 is the Windows component responsible for DL filesL7 (32-bit dynamic link library). He is directly involved in checking the correct operation of programs on your computer. However, if Rundll32 is missing or damaged, it will no longer work as expected. As a result, you will see the error “Windows Host Process (Rundll32) has stopped working”. If you’re having this problem, be sure to try one of the following solutions.
1] First of all, make sure your Windows is fully up to date.
2] If you get an error while trying to open folders containing video files, turn off thumbnail preview and see if that helps:
Open Control Panel> Folder Options> Always Show Icons, Not Thumbnails
3] Try to remember when this error occurred.
Was this after installing a certain program? For example, after installing Nero? If so, try this:
Open Computer> System Drive> Program Files> Shared Files> Next> DSfilter. Rename “NeroVideoProc.ax” to “1NeroVideoProc.ax”. Also rename “NeVideo.ax” to “1NeVideo.ax”
BYou can update or uninstall the Nero software and see if that helps.
4] Intel ViiV software and K-Lite codec pack can also cause this issue. If any of these are installed, update or uninstall it and see if that helps.
5] Follow these steps to find out which software is causing this problem.
Run msconfig to open the System Configuration Utility window. Click Services and select the Hide all Microsoft services check box. Click the Disable All button.
Now go to the Startup tab and click the Disable All button again. Click OK, and then the Restart button in the window that opens.
You have disabled all third party services and are up and running.
When the problem is resolved, reopen the System Configuration window and then enable all services in the Services tab. After restarting your computer, use the above method to check the problem by disabling one service at a time.
6] Disable Data Execution Prevention and see if it helps… However, remember that this is a security feature designed to protect your computer.
7] Run Microsoft Windows to troubleshoot files and folders and see if that helps.
So you have to enable / disable services and startups to find the culprit. Okay, this is a long and painfully boring process, but it will help you identify the culprit.
Hope something helps you!
This article will help you if you get a message that Windows Shell Common Dll has stopped working.