Monday, June 18, 2012

ati2dvag.dll Blue Screen

We'd never before encountered this problem: Edward, Saki Tumi, Cindi Li and I each installed Google SketchUp on our laptops and desk computers. The program would run for a few minutes and then it was BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH!

I identified the offending file, and performed a search on one of the lappies: Saki had 11 copies of the darned dll on her machine! They are different sizes and versions from different years. A quick search of the internet showed this problem is no stranger to anyone who has tried to run advanced graphics under WinXP. Replacing the ati2dvag.dll file is probably the surest way to get your system running as smoothly as possible again. You can do this very easily by following the guide below:

1) Download from this server

2) Unzip the ati2dvag.dll file onto your computer’s hard drive

3) Browse to c:\Windows\System32

4) Locate the current ati2dvag.dll on your system

5) Rename the current ati2dvag.dll to odbc32BACKUP.dll

6) Copy & paste the new ati2dvag.dll into C:\Windows\System32

7) Click Start > Run (Or search”run” on Vista & Win7)

8 ) Type “cmd” in the box that appears

9) Type “regsvr32 ati2dvag.dll” on the black screen

10) Press enter

This will replace the ati2dvag.dll file on your PC with a fresh, new copy that your PC should be able to access again.

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  1. so close... I get to #10 and i get the message lpadlibrary fail attempt to access invalid a

  2. @Anonymous - you might want to try going through The Recovery Console - and please stop back and tell us when you are able to fix the problem, HOW you fixed it, so that we may get an inkling of why the original set of instructions did not work on your machine.


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