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This is a discussion on Error Loading C:\WINDOWS\system32\tiqpkaty.dll within the Resolved HJT Threads forums, part of the Tech Support Forum category. This is for my girlfriend's computer. She recently had a lot of spyware problems and I downloaded Adaware and Spybot

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Old 02-17-2009, 06:52 PM   #1
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This is for my girlfriend's computer.

She recently had a lot of spyware problems and I downloaded Adaware and Spybot to clean it up as best I could and it seemed to be working much better after that. Then yesterday she started up her computer (HP laptop--don't know any more at the present, other than Windows XP) and after booting up it brought up the following error:

The specified module could not be found

And then the computer simply freezes up and has to be turned off. I tried starting it in safe mode once and it was able to boot up, but I tried bring up adaware just look at something and the computer shut itself off. Any ideas on what the problem may be or what kind of solution--if any--exists?

Thanks for any help.
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Old 02-17-2009, 07:26 PM   #2
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Hello -

Sounds to me like orphaned startup item in the registry. To be more certain, we need logs to work from.

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