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

    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:
    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.
    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

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