gdiplus.dll causing most things to crash (Explorer, Defender, Photoshop, etc)

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by byrd, Jun 1, 2007.

  1. byrd

    byrd OSNN One Post Wonder

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    No idea why this started happening (Not really anything has been installed or changed in the last couple of days) but quite a few things are crashing, for example, explorer.exe crashes when opening images (Using the 'Preview' thing) or opening the Games window, Defender simply won't start, start++ won't start, Nvidia control panel crashes, etc.

    Here is an example of Defender crashing:
    Code:
    Problem signature:
    Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
    Application Name: MSASCui.exe
    Application Version: 1.1.1505.0
    Application Timestamp: 45ad82d9
    Fault Module Name: gdiplus.dll
    Fault Module Version: 5.2.6000.16386
    Fault Module Timestamp: 4549bcaf
    Exception Code: c0000005
    Exception Offset: 00032ad0
    OS Version: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.768.3
    Locale ID: 3081
    Additional Information 1: 8d13
    Additional Information 2: cdca9b1d21d12b77d84f02df48e34311
    Additional Information 3: 8d13
    Additional Information 4: cdca9b1d21d12b77d84f02df48e34311
    
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    Each one of the error boxes from the various crashes mentions gdiplus.dll so I tried replacing the file with a 'fresh' copy, using regsvr to re-register it and just some other things but I haven't gotten anywhere.

    I really need to fix this. :/

    I don't know what details would be useful, just a rather standard Vista [32Bit/Home Premium] setup.
     
  2. cdfmxtek

    cdfmxtek OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Hey,
    I am having this exact same problem. Did you ever find a solution?? This quite annoying.