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What is PBADRV?

Have a Dell Optiplex 380 with XP Pro on it that keeps hanging up randomly.  One of the items mentioned in the event viewer is this:  The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: PBADRV

Can't get this figured out.  Nothing listed in services or start up related to that name, can't find a file on the system with that name yet.  From searching I've done, it says it's related to Dell pre-installed software, but can't get handle on it.
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TallTech
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jonahzonaCommented:
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TallTechAuthor Commented:
thanks for the post jonahzona, but that link has nothing to do with PBADRV?
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jonahzonaCommented:
Sorry I wasn't more clear.

If you read the accepted solution on this page, he suggest running a small utility that outputs all the startup system items.

PBADRV is listed on the output as a Dell driver package.
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Sudeep SharmaTechnical DesignerCommented:
Hi TallTech,

As suggest in one of my earlier post, you could check if the service is hidden, from there you could remove it.

Copying from  http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/XP/Q_26985756.html

On the computer click on Start --> run and type devmgmt.msc and click ok.

This would open the Device Manager. In the device Manager click on View and select "Show Hidden Devices". Once that is done and check if there is any thing with Yellow Exclamation mark. Just remove it and reboot and see if the error occurs.

Sudeep
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jonahzonaCommented:
Did you ever get this figured out?
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Erich GroveSr. PC Support SpecialistCommented:
Dell PBADRV package -- Dell preboot authentication driver package - needed to support certain secure authentication implementations.
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