cvntcmd.exe - windows startup problem.

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by its_my_dime, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. its_my_dime

    its_my_dime Guest

    Windows XP. Starting up gives a windows that says: cvntcmd.exe needs to
    shut down.

    Found this file referenced in the registry under:

    It refers to the file which is supposed to be in: c:/winnt/system32 but it
    isn't there or anywhere else on the hard drive. Dr. Watson indicates that I
    have an access violation exception. (the file is on the task list).

    (I'm not a techie but it looks like Windows has been instructed to open the
    file, can't find it and is unhappy.)

    How do I find out what piece of software put it there? Can I delete the
    registry entry?

    its_my_dime, Apr 20, 2005
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  2. its_my_dime

    °Mike° Guest

    I can find absolutely no information on that file. I would treat is
    as very suspicious, particularly as it is referenced in the system32
    folder, and scan your system for viruses and spyware/malware.

    Use AT LEAST two online antivirus scanners:

    Next, download, update and use ALL of the following -- even
    if you already have them installed, UPDATE THEM NOW.
    Malware changes by the day, even by the hour, so you MUST
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    Spybot Search & Destroy
    SpyBot S&D guide

    Ad-Aware SE
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    In <nfy9e.2082$>,
    °Mike°, Apr 20, 2005
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  3. its_my_dime

    WormWood Guest

    Did you mean "Evntcmd.exe? "
    WormWood, Apr 20, 2005
  4. its_my_dime

    its_my_dime Guest

    I don't seem to have this file on my computer, only the reference to it in
    the registry. And norton, adaware and spybot say I'm clean. Maybe
    something deposited these instructions into the registry but the file was
    removed by an AV program. And re the next post,er I do have the name
    its_my_dime, Apr 20, 2005
  5. its_my_dime

    °Mike° Guest

    In <zjz9e.10724$>,
    "its_my_dime" < (hold the spam)> took 78 lines to

    How can that be? Your original post said that Windows reports it
    as needing to shut down -- it HAS to run if it needs to shut down.
    So what? They could be missing it. Either take my advice, or don't.
    Maybe you need to be either more specific, re. error messages, or
    you need to be more concerned about finding the faulting file.
    °Mike°, Apr 20, 2005
  6. its_my_dime

    WormWood Guest

    "its_my_dime" wrote
    "its_my_dime" wrote

    And re the next post,er I do have the name
    Duly noted. Thanks
    WormWood, Apr 20, 2005
  7. its_my_dime

    its_my_dime Guest

    ERROR MESSAGE: cvntcmd.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
    We are sorry for the inconvenience. ...two buttons...debug and
    close...either of which removes the window.

    Again, I cannot find this file anywhere on the computer but it is referenced
    in the registry and, therefore, in the start-up sequence.

    I have an identical computer at home with pretty much the same software but
    no reference to the file.

    My thought is just to do a restore point and remove the registry entries.
    its_my_dime, Apr 21, 2005
  8. its_my_dime

    °Mike° Guest

    In <3QN9e.2117$>,
    "its_my_dime" < (hold the spam)> took 46 lines to

    It is ON your computer. Don't you get it? The error messages reads:
    My thought is that you need to listen to advice, if you ask for it.
    °Mike°, Apr 21, 2005
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