"Loader.exe" problem

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Debbie, Dec 19, 2004.

  1. Debbie

    Debbie Guest

    Help please.
    I use windows XP pro with service pack 1.
    Of late, when starting up, I get the message "loader couldn't initialise
    Is this a vital windows file or is it some spy? I do run Nortons AV with
    latest updates and Adaware.
    How do I correct this error please?


    Debbie, Dec 19, 2004
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  2. Debbie

    °Mike° Guest

    Take a look at your event viewer (Start / Run / eventvwr.msc)
    and see what the error message is pointing to. Post
    back with more details.

    You may also want to scan your system for malware/viruses.
    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
    have the latest version of removal tools:

    Spybot Search & Destroy
    SpyBot S&D guide

    Ad-Aware SE
    Ad-Aware VX2 cleaner plug-in

    Spyware Blaster

    CWShredder (CoolWebSearch remover)
    Now maintained by InterMute
    °Mike°, Dec 19, 2004
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  3. Debbie

    Debbie Guest

    Thank you Mike.

    I downloaded and ran all the programs you mentioned. Spybot removed 25
    But the 'loader.exe' file is still persistent!
    Also ran eventvwr.msc but don't know what to look for.
    Shows application, Security and system in left pane. The right pane has too
    many items to list except for Security which has nothing in it!
    Am away until tomorrow night but look forward to your advise.

    Thanks again for taking the time and effort to reply.

    Debbie, Dec 19, 2004
  4. Debbie

    °Mike° Guest

    Well, I don't have any more to go on. One thing, though,
    you keep refering to an actual file "loader.exe", but I
    suggest that there is no such file. The error that you
    quoted "Loader couldn't initialise service" suggests
    that the service "loader" is having problems loading
    some third party software, which you need to identify.
    Go back to your event viewer and filter what you see:
    View / Filter... Uncheck 'Information' and 'Success Audit'
    for each section (Application / Security / System).
    Look in the Application and the System sections, for
    the correct time period, and see if you can identify
    anything that corresponds with the error you have been

    °Mike°, Dec 19, 2004
  5. A 'loader.exe' file is often associated with a software 'crack', the
    'loader' file loads the crack. Unless a program is not starting then
    I wouldn't worry about it. If you have a program that doesn't start
    then it is likely that'loader.exe' is the culprit and you may need to
    reinstall the program.

    As the file (loader.exe) is trying to load at startup, open
    'msconfig' (Start-Run-Msconfig) and remove the check mark against
    'loader.exe', that should stop the annoyance of the message at
    Edward W. Thompson, Dec 20, 2004
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