I have win XP Pro. When I wish to shutdown the computer it gives me a window that says trying to shutdown rundll32 however after it tries that I get another message saying that it cannot shutdown the file because it is not responding. Kindly let me know how I could solve this issue.
rundll.exe is a Windows system program which is responsible for loading/handling a number of Windows library files (.dlls). Given that, the error could actually be being caused by one of the dlls, but it's impossible to say which one.
- Had you installed/modified/upgraded/deleted any programs, device drivers or other software just prior to this happening?
- Does this happen when you're booted into Safe Mode?
- Do you notice any other strange behaviour or get any other errors? If so, knowing what thye are could help us pinpoint the culprit.
- Exit/close all unnecessary programs (including those running in the tray on your taskbar) and see if the problem persists. If not, reactivate the programs one at a time to see if you can find the one that causes the error.