The procedure entry point NtSetTimerResolution could not be located in the dynamic link library NTDLL.DLL
Posted on 2003-03-30
Background info on the problem,
My old working install of Windows 2000 lost sound card functionality suddenly, and I couldn't restore it in any other way than to reinstall Windows 2000.
The reinstall process was long and nervewrecking, seems that my CD has gotten some problems, and I got many "bad sectors" on the cd, so while installing w2k it said that some files couldn't
be copied, I removed the cd and inserted it again to be able to retry to copy the files thus completing the install of w2k.
This was repeated several times, 10-20, due to the fact that the installation of w2k never seemed to be stable, probably due to the errors while copying.
Onto the question, I got a stable install finally, everything is working, except for:
- I get the following message every now and then:
"The procedure entry point NtSetTimerResolution could not be located in the dynamic link library NTDLL.DLL"
After I get this message I CANNOT start applications like normal, most applications give that same message to me, and halts me from starting the application. However, Internet Explorer works
fine, same does most of Windows own functions, Control Panel, My computer.. etc.
This error does not occurr at some fixed time, it's completely random, can happen within an hour of startup, or after a day. (provided the computer doesn't reboot before that, see 2nd problem)
- The second error, (might be related?), is just random reboots, without any events written into the system log, I suspected it was my power unit failing, so got a new one, but the problem
I realize this is a very vague description on the problem, but it clearly is an OS issue because I had a working install of OS, but after reinstalling it has some problems.
Do not suggest a reinstall, my nerves went with the broken cd, and I don't want to buy a new one..
Hope you can help,