WinXP SP2 - USRprbdA.exe - DLL Initialization Failed


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My WinXP SP2 installation is working perfectly fine except that it sometimes gives following pop-up message and hangs at "Saving your settings..." window before complete Shut Down:

Pop-up message: "USRprbdA.exe - DLL Initialization Failed" The application failed to initialize because the window station is shutting down

I understand that it has something to do with my US Robotics Data/Fax Modem but am unable to find an 'authentic' solution.

Any help in this regard would be sincerely appreciated.


Badar Khushnood


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This happens to me sometimes as well, but my message is related to McAfee virus scan. I find it happens when I turn my PC on, only use it for about a minute or so and then turn it off. Probably because McAfee doesn't get to do it's song and dance fully, by that I mean load and start doing an on-access scan.

Not sure of the time interval related to your modem - but have you checked for updated device drivers? Could also check in the event viewer, perhaps something is hanging or causing a conflict.

EDIT: Upon further research the problem may be more directly related to WinFax - what version are you using if at all?
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