Startup Error message

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

I'm working on my grandaughters HP Pavilion Notebook, Model Ze 5730, Celeron
2.80 GHz, 192 Ram with XP home edition. and I can't find an XP newsgroup, so
maybe someone here can assist me if ya'll would be so kind.

She has a Startup error message that states :
"RUNDLL
Error Loading C:\Windows\System 32\bridge.dll
The specified module could not be Found"

Since it is a System file can someone tell me how to recover and reinstall
this file and get rid of the error message on startup?

Thanks in advance for any assistance,
Adrian C


--
"Live like there's no tomorrow.....Dance as if no one is watching.....Love
Fervently.....and above all....LAUGH...LAUGH...LAUGH"
4 answers Last reply
More about startup error message
  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    Bridge.dll is a module of some adware/malware.

    CastleCops Missing bridge.dll file:
    http://castlecops.com/postt14722.html

    eTrust Spyware Encyclopedia - Bridge:
    http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/pest/pest.aspx?id=453078858

    Update your anti-virus app and then run a full-system virus scan.

    Use CWShredder, the CoolWeb removal tool, available here:
    http://aumha.org/downloads/cwshredder.zip
    Close all browser windows and open apps, start CWShredder and click the Fix button.

    Install Ad-Aware SE free Personal Edition, start it, click its 'Check for Updates'
    link in the app to install updates, then use it to scan your system, and remove what
    it finds.
    Ad-Aware:
    http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download/
    http://www.majorgeeks.com/download506.html

    Install, update and run SpyBot Search & Destroy, scan your system, and then remove
    the items in RED only.
    SpyBot S&D:
    http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?page=download

    Install SpywareBlaster:
    http://www.majorgeeks.com/download2859.html
    Click the link in the app to check for and install updates, then click to 'Enable
    all protection'.
    Update at least weekly.

    Download, unzip, and run Hijack This from one of these locations:
    http://www.majorgeeks.com/download3155.html
    http://www.spywareinfo.com/downloads/tools/HijackThis.exe
    Unzip to a folder other than your Desktop or the Temp folder, doubleclick
    HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

    When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log"
    button.
    Press that, save the log somewhere you can find it (Desktop, My Documents, or
    similar).
    Most of what it lists will be harmless or even required, so do NOT fix anything yet.

    Copy the log files and paste them into a new post at ONE of these forums:
    http://forum.aumha.org/viewforum.php?f=30
    http://forums.spywareinfo.com/,
    http://castlecops.com/forum67.html

    In your post, please state your problem clearly and what you've done so far to fix
    it.

    The folks there will tell you what to remove.

    See the "housekeeping" you should complete before you post your log:
    http://aumha.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4075

    A tutorial for using Hijack This is located here:
    http://tomcoyote.com/hjt/
    --
    Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
    http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
    http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.mspx


    "Adrian Flores" <Adrian_C_Flores@prodigy.net> wrote in message
    news:%23gIQE4BeFHA.2584@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > I'm working on my grandaughters HP Pavilion Notebook, Model Ze 5730, Celeron
    > 2.80 GHz, 192 Ram with XP home edition. and I can't find an XP newsgroup, so
    > maybe someone here can assist me if ya'll would be so kind.
    >
    > She has a Startup error message that states :
    > "RUNDLL
    > Error Loading C:\Windows\System 32\bridge.dll
    > The specified module could not be Found"
    >
    > Since it is a System file can someone tell me how to recover and reinstall
    > this file and get rid of the error message on startup?
    >
    > Thanks in advance for any assistance,
    > Adrian C
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > "Live like there's no tomorrow.....Dance as if no one is watching.....Love
    > Fervently.....and above all....LAUGH...LAUGH...LAUGH"
    >
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    Have her put on a tinfoil hat & go to...
    news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windowsxp.general


    --
    Thanks or Good Luck,
    There may be humor in this post, and,
    Naturally, you will not sue,
    should things get worse after this,
    PCR
    pcrrcp@netzero.net
    "Adrian Flores" <Adrian_C_Flores@prodigy.net> wrote in message
    news:%23gIQE4BeFHA.2584@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    | I'm working on my grandaughters HP Pavilion Notebook, Model Ze 5730,
    Celeron
    | 2.80 GHz, 192 Ram with XP home edition. and I can't find an XP
    newsgroup, so
    | maybe someone here can assist me if ya'll would be so kind.
    |
    | She has a Startup error message that states :
    | "RUNDLL
    | Error Loading C:\Windows\System 32\bridge.dll
    | The specified module could not be Found"
    |
    | Since it is a System file can someone tell me how to recover and
    reinstall
    | this file and get rid of the error message on startup?
    |
    | Thanks in advance for any assistance,
    | Adrian C
    |
    |
    |
    | --
    | "Live like there's no tomorrow.....Dance as if no one is
    watching.....Love
    | Fervently.....and above all....LAUGH...LAUGH...LAUGH"
    |
    |
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    PROBLEM RESOLVED....

    Thanks for the help Glen and PCR....as usual, you guys come up with the
    right answers every time
    Thanks again,
    Adrian
    "Adrian Flores" <Adrian_C_Flores@prodigy.net> wrote in message
    news:%23gIQE4BeFHA.2584@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > I'm working on my grandaughters HP Pavilion Notebook, Model Ze 5730,
    Celeron
    > 2.80 GHz, 192 Ram with XP home edition. and I can't find an XP newsgroup,
    so
    > maybe someone here can assist me if ya'll would be so kind.
    >
    > She has a Startup error message that states :
    > "RUNDLL
    > Error Loading C:\Windows\System 32\bridge.dll
    > The specified module could not be Found"
    >
    > Since it is a System file can someone tell me how to recover and reinstall
    > this file and get rid of the error message on startup?
    >
    > Thanks in advance for any assistance,
    > Adrian C
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > "Live like there's no tomorrow.....Dance as if no one is watching.....Love
    > Fervently.....and above all....LAUGH...LAUGH...LAUGH"
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    You are welcome. (Some of my answers actually are Glen's, & let it be on
    his head!)

    --
    Thanks or Good Luck,
    There may be humor in this post, and,
    Naturally, you will not sue,
    should things get worse after this,
    PCR
    pcrrcp@netzero.net
    "Adrian Flores" <Adrian_C_Flores@prodigy.net> wrote in message
    news:Oc4v95MeFHA.2888@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    | PROBLEM RESOLVED....
    |
    | Thanks for the help Glen and PCR....as usual, you guys come up with
    the
    | right answers every time
    | Thanks again,
    | Adrian
    | "Adrian Flores" <Adrian_C_Flores@prodigy.net> wrote in message
    | news:%23gIQE4BeFHA.2584@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    | > I'm working on my grandaughters HP Pavilion Notebook, Model Ze 5730,
    | Celeron
    | > 2.80 GHz, 192 Ram with XP home edition. and I can't find an XP
    newsgroup,
    | so
    | > maybe someone here can assist me if ya'll would be so kind.
    | >
    | > She has a Startup error message that states :
    | > "RUNDLL
    | > Error Loading C:\Windows\System 32\bridge.dll
    | > The specified module could not be Found"
    | >
    | > Since it is a System file can someone tell me how to recover and
    reinstall
    | > this file and get rid of the error message on startup?
    | >
    | > Thanks in advance for any assistance,
    | > Adrian C
    | >
    | >
    | >
    | > --
    | > "Live like there's no tomorrow.....Dance as if no one is
    watching.....Love
    | > Fervently.....and above all....LAUGH...LAUGH...LAUGH"
    | >
    | >
    |
    |
Ask a new question

Read More

Error Message Windows XP Windows