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After the automatic windows updates I now get an error message when starting Window Vista -- The procedure entry point CeQueryInstructionSet could not be located in the dynamic link library RAPI.dll-

Posted on 2011-03-02
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After the automatic windows updates I now get an error message when starting Window Vista

 

The procedure entry point CeQueryInstructionSet could not be located in the dynamic link library RAPI.dll
 

Since the updates I can't sync my PDA anymore.
 

I'd appreciate any help on solving this so that the error doesn't appear on startup of windows vista. wmdSync.exe error msg on startup of Vista
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by:sjklein42
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The startup program you need to disable to prevent the message is:

wmdSync.exe  

Download and run Microsoft's "autoruns.exe" tool and you will be able to disable this and any other startup program you choose.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902

While wmdSync is disabled you will probably not be able to sync your PDA, but the error message should not appear.  Fixing the sync problem is another issue.
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by:maxpraise
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Hi. I installed the autoruns.exe file. however, after launching the programme, i couldn't find teh errant file (wmdSync.exe). The file does not exist among the startup programmes listed even in running processes.

Now what? I'm not really concerned about he PDA Sync as i can do that on another system but the popup alert is really getting annoying. Please i'll appreciate more ideas
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The executable should be here:

C:\Windows\WindowsMobile\wmdSync.exe

If we can't figure out how to keep it from starting, as a last resoirt we can rename it to something like

wmdSync.disabled

A little crude maybe, but that will keep it from starting.

I am not surprised you did not find it in the running process list, as it failed to start (hence the error popup).  

I would have expected to see it with autoruns on the logon tab or maybe the services tab.
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by:maxpraise
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thanks for the solution. basically, i wasn't so concerned about the sync with windows mobile device as I stopped using wmd. the 'annoying popup' stopped showing after i changed the file name. once again thank you
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