Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

Windows Security Update System Illegal System DLL Relocation

Posted on 2007-04-06
6
Medium Priority
?
493 Views
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
Hi,
I upgraded to sp2.   Subsequently after reboot, I installed some  34 security updates.  After rebooting again,  I got this error message:

"RTHDCPL.EXE - Illegal System DLL Relocation
The system DLL user32.dll was relocated in memory.  The application will not run properly.  The relocation occurred because the DLL C:\WINDOWS\system32\HHCTRL.OCX occupied and address range reserved for WINDOWS system DLLs.  The vendor supplying the DLL should be contacted for a new DLL."

HHCTRL.OCX has been erased.

What is this and what is its cure?

Thanks,
Howie

PS:  I have turned off automatic updates.  I don't need these problems.  What is your experience with Windows update system?
0
Comment
Question by:Howie Kay
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 59

Accepted Solution

by:
LeeTutor earned 720 total points
ID: 18867525
See this MSKB article:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;935448
The Realtek HD Audio Control Panel may not start, and you receive an error message when you start the computer: "Illegal System DLL Relocation"
0
 
LVL 32

Assisted Solution

by:and235100
and235100 earned 1280 total points
ID: 18867551
Problem described here:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935448
0
 
LVL 32

Assisted Solution

by:and235100
and235100 earned 1280 total points
ID: 18867563
Sorry LeeTutor - you beat me to it...
0
Complete VMware vSphere® ESX(i) & Hyper-V Backup

Capture your entire system, including the host, with patented disk imaging integrated with VMware VADP / Microsoft VSS and RCT. RTOs is as low as 15 seconds with Acronis Active Restore™. You can enjoy unlimited P2V/V2V migrations from any source (even from a different hypervisor)

 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:Howie Kay
ID: 18869706
Thanks Guys
All is well.

A new related question:
In the process of upgrading to sp2,  I have downloaded and installed about 100 security updates.  The last update caused the error in the loading of my Realtek HD drivers,  which your suggestions fixed.
I keep getting messages that more updates are waiting to be installed.  After the last experience,  I turnded off automatic updates.  I have a Linksys hardware firewall and the Nortin firewall and virus protection.  In at least the last ten years,  I have not had a single problem. The only reason I updated was to get the latest patches to Internet Explorer 6,  which is IE 6.0 sp2.   I was unable to navigate new web sites without the upgrade.  In particular,  I was unable to create an account or place an order,  for the Western Digital 500GB My Book Pro,  on Western Digitals web site.  I had to use by backup system which I had already upgraded to sp2.

Finally the questions:
Why should I turn automatic updates on?
In my case,  Is the risk worth the patch?

Howie&Lynn
0
 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:and235100
ID: 18870132
I would personally upgrade to IE7 (which looks like it will be far more secure than IE6 - or even better, Firefox)

It sounds like you have a good, secure setup.

I would personally switch off automatic updates - and scan for them yourself on "update Tuesday" each month (2nd Tuesday each month) - and only apply them once you know what they do.

You can always remove Windows Updates in Add/Remove Programs - or by running spuninst.exe in:

C:\WINDOWS\$NtUninstall<KBNumber>$\spuninst

e.g.
In a cmd window:

C:\> CD C:\WINDOWS\$NtUninstallKB898461$\spuninst\
C:\WINDOWS\$NtUninstallKB898461$\spuninst\> spuninst.exe <press enter>

0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:Howie Kay
ID: 18870267
Thanks and235100,

Sorry about the point award.  I should have entered this as a seperate question.

This has been very helpful.  

I'll set it up as "update Tuesday" 2nd Tuesday of each month,  and only apply the ones which I may require after a careful review.

Howie
0

Featured Post

On Demand Webinar: Networking for the Cloud Era

Did you know SD-WANs can improve network connectivity? Check out this webinar to learn how an SD-WAN simplified, one-click tool can help you migrate and manage data in the cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Can you find a fax from a vendor you saved a decade ago in seconds? Have you ever cursed your PC under your breath during an audit because you couldn’t find the requested statement or driver history?  If you answered no to the first question or yes …
cPanel is a Unix based web hosting control panel that provides a graphical interface and automation tools designed to simplify the process of hosting a web site. cPanel utilizes a 3 tier structure that provides functionality for administrators, rese…
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
This tutorial will teach you the special effect of super speed similar to the fictional character Wally West aka "The Flash" After Shake : http://www.videocopilot.net/presets/after_shake/ All lightning effects with instructions : http://www.mediaf…

704 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question