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Error loading Python DLL

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8, Mac OS X 10.8

    Error loading Python DLL

    I searched the forum and didn't see anyone else with the issue, hopefully someone can help me (and probably others) solve this!

    I keep on getting this error at boot:
    Title Bar: Fatal Error!
    Error loading Python DLL:
    C:\Users\Gordie\AppData\Local\Temp\_MEI42162\python26.dll (error code 5)

    I think it has to do with Google Drive loading at boot and trying to utilize some Python library. I happened at a Fresh install and stops when I uninstall Google Drive. I am thinking that it is some sort of permission error since Windows 8 seems to have tried to idiot proof a lot of the security settings, but has caused weird errors elsewhere.

    I've attached a screenshot of the error, for what it's worth, and hopefully someone can help. I have ignored it up until now...but it's annoying me a lot now lol!


    Basic Machine Info:

    Lenovo Z570
    Intel Core i7
    8GB Ram
    Windows 8 Professional

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 5,139
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!

    IMO nothing should be loading out of a Temp directory. What happens when you clean out the Temp files?
    C:\Users\Gordie\AppData\Local\Temp\_MEI42162\python26.dll (error code 5)
    I tend to suspect malware, but have never been impressed by Google's use of non-standard directories.
    I've also had issues with driver signing on some Google apps in Win8 (particularly GBridge) - so I wonder if something like this is indirectly causing your issues.

    Please provide this information so we can provide a complete analysis (even though you're not reporting BSOD's): Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

    Please scan the system with several independent scans to ensure that this isn't malware related. Here's a link to some free online scanners (and other methods): Free Online AntiMalware Resources
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