What does RUN DLL mean?



  • I get the following message when I restart my computer. Could anyone tell me what it means and how to correct whatever the issue? Thank you. X RUN DLL There was a problem starting C:\Windows\System32\LogilDA.dlll The specified module could not be found.


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    @Reimund:

    I get the following message when I restart my computer. Could anyone tell me what it means and how to correct whatever the issue? Thank you.

    X RUN DLL
    There was a problem starting C:\Windows\System32\LogilDA.dlll
    The specified module could not be found.

    It means you have or had logitech software (probably for your mouse) on your system and, when the system boots, it looks for that .DLL to drive your mouse. Either reinstall or uninstall your logitech software. In the alternative, the Logitech website has help forums, and may even have a copy of the file you can download and place in the correct directory on your machine. It would be important to use the correct version of the DLL for whatever mouse/Logitech software you are using.



  • Thank you again Ayespy. I did have a Logitech mouse at one point but now use a Microsoft Sculpt mobile mouse optimized for Windows 8 (or 8.1). Its an extremely nice mouse (I think) that makes using Windows 8 less annoying.

    I can't find any Logitech software listed among my installed programs so I apparently can't uninstall it, unless I can find wherever it is (somewhere less obvious and not showing up either my CCleaner or Control Panel programs list). The recurring message is an unnecessary relic that I would certainly like to uninstall/eliminate.


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    A reg cleaner might get it, since it's a registry entry that is causing the search for the DLL. You gotta be careful using those things, and make a restore point before you deploy them. Sometimes they break stuff that you need.

    Spybot S&D Free contains one of the safer reg cleaners one can use.

    If you know your way around msconfig at all, you might also be able to find the startup item there, that you can disable.

    Spybot can kill unwated startup programs and routines as well.

    Logitech might also be able to help you with remnants of their software that never uninstalled properly. The most common name for the software Logitech installs for their mouse is SetPoint. You could look on your system for that.



  • I navigated to Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run and found something in the right panel called Logitech Download Assistant and simply deleted it. The message did not appear upon restart and everything seems to be working well.

    Thanks for steering me to the registry AyeSpy. I'm going to install SpyBot for future use. I've had it before.


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    Yay!


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