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dwm.exe - Entry Point Not Found

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    dwm.exe - Entry Point Not Found


    After the Windows 8 Update, I get the following message when I log in;

    dwm.exe - Entry Point Not Found

    [red circle with white x in it]

    The procedure entry point CheckDesktopByThreadId could not be
    located in the dynamic link library C:\WINDOWS\system32\dwm.exe.

    A few days before update I installed Office 2013 Preview.
    I use Windows8 since the consumer preview without problems on my Lenovo S10-3 with the following specs;
    Intel Atom dual core processor @ ~1,7GHz
    1GB RAM
    Much more isn't in it XD.

    I had also made some small changes in the Registry to change the max resolution, but I did that in June and I didn't had any problems with my laptop until now.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Someone? It happened after the October update.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Hi jovco111. Welcome to EightForums.

    What edition are you using?

    I can understand, but not a good thing to tamper with the registry, especially since 8 is resolution specific. Try changing it back?

    A refresh is a suggestion. Search Brink's tutorials on that. I'm on my phone and can't link.

    Good luck. Please report what you find. Thanks.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    I have refreshed my PC, but that didn't work. I am using the 32bit edition, build 8400. This hapenned after the October update. When I did system restore, he said that chrome.exe was failed. I'm going to try again now.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Not familiar with the build numbers, but I should learn them! Must be the Release Preview?

    A lot of members were having problems with Chrome, but not so much in RTM. I'm not a user of that myself. Hopefully someone will answer to this, for this is unfamiliar territory to me.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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