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C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\System\SysMenu.dll

    Question

  • Hi

    Im having this RunDLL error message - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\System\SysMenu.dll

    I have tried reload my windows 7 Pro twice and it cannot solve this problem

    Pl help

    Brdgs

    Angela

    Thursday, January 16, 2014 9:43 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Click Start, Type msconfig in Run

    In system configuration dialog box, uncheck sysmenu.dll under Boot Tab if this boot option exists.

    And check if there are related keys about sysmenu.dll under

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    If there are, please try to delete them.


    Andy Altmann
    TechNet Community Support

    Sunday, January 19, 2014 8:56 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Im having this RunDLL error message - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\System\SysMenu.dll

    I have tried reload my windows 7 Pro twice and it cannot solve this problem

    I suspect you omitted half the message. What is the full wording?

    How exactly did you reload Windows? Please report in detail.

    Thursday, January 16, 2014 6:09 PM
  • Hi,

    Click Start, Type msconfig in Run

    In system configuration dialog box, uncheck sysmenu.dll under Boot Tab if this boot option exists.

    And check if there are related keys about sysmenu.dll under

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    If there are, please try to delete them.


    Andy Altmann
    TechNet Community Support

    Sunday, January 19, 2014 8:56 AM
    Moderator
  • Win XP SP3

    Same error ...  missing Sysmenu.dll  displayed 3 times

    I found 3 files "SMupdate1.job, SMupdate2.job and SMupdate3.job"   in the C:\Windows\Tasks folder.

    Deleted ...  error gone. 

    System had Virus & Spyware ...  cleaned with Malwarebytes,

    • Proposed as answer by andfla2007 Friday, May 01, 2015 12:50 AM
    Sunday, April 27, 2014 10:29 PM
  • Win XP SP3

    Same error ...  missing Sysmenu.dll  displayed 3 times

    I found 3 files "SMupdate1.job, SMupdate2.job and SMupdate3.job"   in the C:\Windows\Tasks folder.

    Deleted ...  error gone. 

    System had Virus & Spyware ...  cleaned with Malwarebytes,

    HURRAH!  I had the same problem, and I have looked in LOTS of places to find a fix.  I followed your directions and the problem is fixed!

    Thanks!

    MRB

    • Proposed as answer by Bryan U Monday, July 14, 2014 2:12 AM
    Thursday, June 12, 2014 8:59 PM
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    • Edited by Bryan U Monday, July 14, 2014 2:13 AM
    Monday, July 14, 2014 2:12 AM
  • Thank you for pointing me in the right direction. I had worked on a computer riddled with malware which MWB removed but still kept getting this rundll error.  I then did a nondestructive reinstall of Windows 7 and still got the error.  After several hours and much searching I came across your post.  I found several entries in the Tasks folder that did not point to a valid program though they were not the entries you had.  I copied them and then deleted them one at a time until the rundll error was gone.  You're a life saver. Many thanks.
    Thursday, July 17, 2014 1:43 AM
  • I am running Windows 7 Professional and Norton 360 and I am having the same problem. I ran a registry cleanup, full scan (no viruses or anything) and I looked under the boot tab in the system configuration dialog box but found no sysmenu.dll to uncheck. Where exactly would

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    be located?

    Thanks for your help.

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014 6:17 PM
  • These are registry keys.
    Note also that "cleaning up" the registry has no effect (if you're lucky) but can be highly damaging (if you are not so lucky).
    Tuesday, July 22, 2014 7:27 PM
  • Andy Altmann, if it only occurred when she first started the computer that could be it. But if it happens later then the culprit is probably one or more of the %windir%\Tasks\*.job files, or one of the registry entries that Task Scheduler uses.

    Here's a better answer (use AutoRuns):

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows8_1-performance/systemsysmenudll-the-specified-module-could-not-be/809f79e3-db5e-455b-aebb-4c0f66a8babc (the marked answer)


    • Edited by BurtonSys Tuesday, August 12, 2014 6:57 AM incomplete
    Tuesday, August 12, 2014 5:56 AM
  • I notice this error after uninstalling YTDownloader,several times now,same thing,it asks you during uninstall if you'd like to keep sysmenu.dll,I chose no,and now get this error.
    Friday, August 15, 2014 5:08 PM
  • I see it after running malwarebytes and spybot to clean out the malware,in vista,and in 7 too I think,everything is fine until you uninstall that youtube downloader,and I'm not sure which youtube downloader it is,I know its malware or a virus,all these machines have had virus on them also.
    Friday, August 15, 2014 5:13 PM
  • cant find the sysmenu.dll under the boot tab cause my OS is window 8.1. what do i do
    • Edited by elvisemeka Wednesday, August 20, 2014 10:58 AM
    Wednesday, August 20, 2014 10:56 AM
  • I am having the same DLL error as the user above.  I went into msconfig, and looked under the boot tab, but there is nothing there except Windows 7 (c:\windows) : Current OS; Default OS

    Any idea of what I can do?  Thank you in advance.

    Friday, August 29, 2014 4:05 PM
  • First, thank you for the provided assistance.  I have the same problem and followed your advise, but did not find any reference to SysMemu.dll under Boot Tab or under the HKEY areas using Config Editor.  I also looked in the C:\Windows\Tasks folder as someone suggested, but did not see any reference there, either.  Where else should I look?
    Sunday, August 31, 2014 6:47 AM
  • Hi I found a solution here to this annoying error message: http://www.kmbytes.com/blog/2014/09/01/how-to-fix-there-was-a-problem-starting-sysmenu-dll-error-in-windows-7/

    It worked beautiful for me and I hope it does for you too!

    Cheers


    • Edited by Daniel P34 Tuesday, September 02, 2014 3:28 AM
    Tuesday, September 02, 2014 3:21 AM
  • Win XP SP3

    Same error ...  missing Sysmenu.dll  displayed 3 times

    I found 3 files "SMupdate1.job, SMupdate2.job and SMupdate3.job"   in the C:\Windows\Tasks folder.

    Deleted ...  error gone. 

    System had Virus & Spyware ...  cleaned with Malwarebytes,


    Thanks man, I found about 4 enties from crapware programs i removed. I had to open the schedualer and removed them. they didn't show in the task folder but thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
    Tuesday, September 09, 2014 1:47 PM
  • I installed the program from this blog and followed the instructions. Rebooted and no more ERROR!!! Thank you so much.
    Thursday, September 11, 2014 8:18 PM
  • Not much for me, it appeared after all procedure and reboot pc. Win 7 problem.
    Friday, September 26, 2014 1:35 PM
  • Not much for me, it appeared after all procedure and reboot pc. Win 7 problem.
    having same issues, tried everything that I read in this  so far, any more ideas about these 3 errors that pop in 3 different windows.
    Saturday, October 04, 2014 10:49 PM
  • i tried doing what you directed to do.

    i reache to boot tab but i am not able to find any sysMenu.dll there.

    What should i do?

    Monday, October 20, 2014 11:26 AM
  • Win XP SP3

    Same error ...  missing Sysmenu.dll  displayed 3 times

    I found 3 files "SMupdate1.job, SMupdate2.job and SMupdate3.job"   in the C:\Windows\Tasks folder.

    Deleted ...  error gone. 

    System had Virus & Spyware ...  cleaned with Malwarebytes,

    HURRAH!  I had the  Same error ...  missing Sysmenu.dll  displayed 3 times, and I have looked in LOTS of places to find a fix.  I followed your directions and the problem was fixed instantly  !!!!

    This really shows the difference between an Expert and a Novice.

    Thanks a lot!

    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 11:20 AM
  • SUPER! The same error and I found SMupdate 3 times in C:\Windows\System32\Tasks, but in different places, first exactly there, then in C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows\Maintenance and in C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows\Multimedia.

    Thanks!

    Saturday, November 01, 2014 1:03 PM
  • SUPER! The same error and I found SMupdate 3 times in C:\Windows\System32\Tasks, but in different places, first exactly there, then in C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows\Maintenance and in C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows\Multimedia.

    Thanks!


    dude, exactly where u pointed ... thanks!!!
    Monday, November 17, 2014 2:10 PM
  • SUPER! The same error and I found SMupdate 3 times in C:\Windows\System32\Tasks, but in different places, first exactly there, then in C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows\Maintenance and in C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows\Multimedia.

    Thanks!


    dude, exactly where u pointed ... thanks!!!

    Hi. Been having same annoying problem, and it has been since I removed YTDownloader, Comodo Internet Security Premium and MalwareBytes Pro recommended Quarantine/ Delete.

    I followed the steps given and found a SMupdate2 in C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows\Maintenance, and found SMupdate3 in C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows\Multimedia.

    Annoyance is gone and thank you very much.


    Friday, December 19, 2014 9:06 AM
  • I had this after a cleaned a clients computer with all sorts of malware. Reading these comments I found a common software. The YTDownloaded

    I ran Malwarebytes and CCleaner. It removed the maleware and temp junk but these autorun links were deep. This was for Windows 8.1. The autostarts application detected it straight away , well done. deleted those two entries and found some other interesting junk to remove. Obviously, do not remove random stuff if you dont know what you doing.


    MCTS,MCPD - Piotr Kula

    Friday, December 19, 2014 6:54 PM
  • Download Microsoft Auto runs and Delete anything that is yellow Highlighted....Worked for me....
    Saturday, January 24, 2015 12:55 PM
  • There's nothing there; still getting the error after running regcure pro.
    Friday, January 30, 2015 9:20 PM
  • Don't have those files; unfortunately.  This error is so annoying.
    Friday, January 30, 2015 9:21 PM
  • I cant find  sysmenu.dll under system configuration boot tab. What is next solution to solve the problem
    Saturday, March 07, 2015 3:20 PM
  • I have not re-load any windows but try to reset computer for earlier date.
    Saturday, March 07, 2015 3:23 PM
  • Before deleting Registry Keys, "Export" them. It's a backup for regedit.

    Navigate to the folder desired, example:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    Click on file>export. Save window pops up, I usually name mine regkey_backup1, 2,3 etc. on to the desk top.

    If deleting these keys should hurt the machine, right click and restore...

    Before you do anything (Cleaning mostly) to your PC, create a restore point :) Hard lesson learned

    Friday, March 13, 2015 8:33 AM
  • i think i love u! well i love myself firstly bcause of my diligence :v thank u sooooo much!

    Wednesday, April 08, 2015 9:45 AM
  • Yes this was exactly correct, Thank you!
    Wednesday, April 22, 2015 1:59 AM
  • I have the same problem however when I look in the task folder I have GoogleUpdateTaskMachineCore and GoogleUpdateTaskMachineUA??? Any ideas>
    Tuesday, April 28, 2015 10:25 PM
  • hi , 

    there is no option founded in msconfig-boot tab , and i tried registry editor it's also blank . if there is any other solution please help me , i am waiting for your valuable reply   

    Wednesday, April 29, 2015 7:48 AM
  • Win XP SP3

    Mismo error ... Que Falta Sysmenu.dll Aparece 3 Veces

    Encontre 3 Archivos "SMupdate1.job, SMupdate2.job y SMupdate3.job" En el Directorio C: \ windows \ Tareas.

    Suprimido ... error ido. 

    Sistema Tenia Virus y Spyware ... limpiarse con Malwarebytes,

    El Mismo problema yo tenia y lo e arreglado gracias a este compañero q posteo como lo soluciono el hace 3 dias buscaba todos los archivos y no los encontraba solo encontre smupdate1.job pero gracias a este compañero logre encontrar los archivos smupdate 2 y 3 y eliminarlos y ya asunto arreglado por fin ya me tenia bastante caliente jaja mil gracias gente por su colaboracion
    Friday, May 01, 2015 12:48 AM
  • cant find sysmenu.dll in boot tab
    Friday, May 29, 2015 10:26 AM
  • cant find sysmenu.dll in boot tab
    Friday, May 29, 2015 10:27 AM
  • this was best solution n worked for me. just copy the SMupdate and search and it worked for it.
    Friday, June 19, 2015 12:06 PM