PAMELA JONES asked on February 22, 2013. Status: Answered & Closed.
Setdefault.exe 0x000007b Error At Startup
» Getting this message setdefault.exe. 0x000007b as windows boots up, can’t seem to get rid of it with antivirus or antimalware and registry fixing programs
An exe file is initiated, it can call a DLL file to check whether the necessary space is available in your hard drive. It will also check if any similar code already exists in the system and then helps the exe file to only write the source code which is necessary in the system. In a nutshell, it helps in performing an executable program it's task and makes your system more efficient by only copying what is necessary.
The link to a dll file may be broken by a virus(Worm:Win32/Ainslot.A) attack, leaving a Setdefault.exe 0x000007b Error. In this case, you need to remove the virus by your AV programme. After being cleaned by the anti malware software, your machine has become messed up in the .exe file system, some .dll files can’t be found when you start a program or even the system.
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ROBERT MASH replied on February 28, 2013
- NATHAN PARKER replied on February 22, 2013: » As you get the error as soon as you boot to the desktop screen, try these steps and check:
I would suggest you to boot in safe mode and check if you face the same issue.
Safe mode starts Windows with a limited set of files and drivers. Startup programs don't run in safe mode, and only the basic drivers needed to start Windows are installed
To boot into safe mode refer to the link provided below:
a) Restart the computer.
b) Start tapping the F8 key.
c) You will get advanced boot option window.
d) Select the option "Safe mode".
I would recommend you to place the computer in clean boot and then check if the issue persist.
A clean boot helps to verify if any third party application services or startup item is causing this issue
- PAMELA JONES replied on February 22, 2013: » I performed both safe mode boot and the clean boot. The Set default error message did not appear. It is still there when performing a normal boot. What can I do now?
- JOHN FRAZER replied on February 24, 2013: » I too have the same problem.
I've tried the Safe Mode startup, and the troublesome dialogue box didn't appear but it did when I restarted in Normal mode.
Yet the troublesome dialogue still appears, and in the instructions it says "When you perform a clean boot, you may temporarily lose some functionality. When you start the computer as usual, the functionality returns. However, you may receive the original error message. Or, you may experience the original behavior." ... I sort of figured 'What's the point?'
- DAVID RICHARDS replied on February 24, 2013: » SetDefault.exe serves as a common process denoting an executable program in the DOS, OpenVMS, Microsoft Windows, Symbian, and OS/2 operating systems. SetDefault.exe is an essential component of windows operating system which located in C:\windows\system32. SetDefault.exe error is caused by program confliction within the related file. It is the most common executable files because it is used to run programs, so it can be used as a malicious delivery system for adware, spyware and malware.
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