Oh, thanks, Bill

So I got home, booted up the box, went outside and shoved the lawn mower around for while, came back inside, and discovered a Critical Update. Oh, joy, another one, I thought, looked it over, installed it, rebooted.

Came this:

Rthdcpl.exe – Illegal System DLL Relocation
The system DLL user32.dll was relocated in memory. The application will not run properly. The relocation occurred because the DLL C:\Windows\System32\Hhctrl.ocx occupied an address range reserved for Windows system DLLs. The vendor supplying the DLL should be contacted for a new DLL.

The .exe in question is the audio-control interface for the Realtek integrated audio, which the new Windows hotfix promptly hosed. So there was yet another download, this time manual, dammit, and on the next boot the DLLs showed up where they were supposed to be.

Still: Sheesh. It’s times like I this I yearn for the gentle SYS calls on the old Commodore 64.


  1. ms7168 »

    5 April 2007 · 9:44 am

    I also have Realtek integrated audio and it didn’t do that to me . . luckily! I have had problems in the past with unknown so-and-so’s taking out my onboard audio.

  2. sya »

    5 April 2007 · 11:30 am

    Huh. I got a similar message on my computer the other day when it downloaded the latest update. But then again, I didn’t pay it much mind since all I care about is Excel working…

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