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  • Question

  • When I open as administrator a command prompt window and enter the follow: regsvr32 advapi32.dll

    I get the following message:

    RegSvr32

    The module advapi32.dll was loaded but the entry-point DllRegisterServer was not found.

    Make sure that "advapi32.dll" is a valid DLL or OCX file and then try again.

    This I believe is related to the event log error I've been having each time my computer is reboot:

    Log Name:      Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-EventTracing/Admin
    Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-EventTracing
    Event ID:      2
    Task Category: Session
    Level:         Error
    Keywords:      Session
    User:          LOCAL SERVICE
    Description:
    Session "" failed to start with the following error: 0xC0000022

    Guid="{B675EC37-BDB6-4648-BC92-F3FDC74D3CA2}"

    EventRecordID = 149
    Execution ProcessID="1916" ThreadID="3512"

    ErrorCode: 3221225506
    LoggingMode: 268443650

    I went into the regedit and found that Guid="{B675EC37-BDB6-4648-BC92-F3FDC74D3CA2}" is:

    Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-EventTracing

    %SystemRoot%\system32\advapi32.dll

    I went to the file and looked at the properties:

    Description: Advanced Windows 32 Base API

    I ran sfc /scannow and it reported no errors.

    Anyone know what the issue is? I ran Malwarebytes & AVG anti-virus scans and both came up clean.

    • Edited by Delar303 Wednesday, April 18, 2012 3:34 PM
    Wednesday, April 18, 2012 12:59 PM

Answers

  • Hi ,

     

    I would like to explain that Advapi32.dll is a Winbase.h library file. And it is already loaded in Memory so that it cannot be registered.

    Running sfc/scannow is useless in this case.

     

    Best Regards,

     

    Tracy Cai


    Tracy Cai

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Juke Chou Thursday, April 26, 2012 9:00 AM
    Thursday, April 19, 2012 10:16 AM
  • I did a in-place windows 7 upgrade as suggested this problem is now gone.
    • Marked as answer by Juke Chou Thursday, April 26, 2012 9:00 AM
    Thursday, April 19, 2012 6:10 PM

All replies

  • Wow... You think that the computer is in that bad a shape that a in-place upgrade is the best choice? I am running a backup of the system now if indeed this is the best direction to go in. =(

    How to Perform an In-Place Upgrade on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 & Windows Server 2008 R2
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2255099

    • Edited by Delar303 Wednesday, April 18, 2012 3:07 PM
    Wednesday, April 18, 2012 3:03 PM
  • Ok... Once the backup is completed I'll let you know how it goes... /cross fingers
    Wednesday, April 18, 2012 3:20 PM
  • Will creating a restore point allow me to revert back from an in-place windows upgrade in the case that there is a problem?
    Wednesday, April 18, 2012 3:30 PM
  • Hi ,

     

    I would like to explain that Advapi32.dll is a Winbase.h library file. And it is already loaded in Memory so that it cannot be registered.

    Running sfc/scannow is useless in this case.

     

    Best Regards,

     

    Tracy Cai


    Tracy Cai

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Juke Chou Thursday, April 26, 2012 9:00 AM
    Thursday, April 19, 2012 10:16 AM
  • I did a in-place windows 7 upgrade as suggested this problem is now gone.
    • Marked as answer by Juke Chou Thursday, April 26, 2012 9:00 AM
    Thursday, April 19, 2012 6:10 PM