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"There was a problem starting nvcpl.dll" shows at windows startup but no virus. How to fix? RRS feed

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  • Hi! Yesterday I had a power cut and my computer shut down suddenly. Today I tried opening it and it told me to make a Windows self-repair as Windows couldn't start normally. After self-repair Windows managed to start but an error showed up immediately saying: "There was a problem starting nvcpl.dll". I had no idea what that meant. I searched on google and others actually had this error because of a virus or infection (Windows 7 Home Security 2011).I found out it had to do with nvidia video card.  Apparently this meant that I couldn't open any .exe files but later on it turned out that I could. I tried opening different .exe files and they all ran just fine. So yeah, although I had this error message, I wasn't running into any problems. Later I played a multiplayer online game that I would play quite often, but it seemed that it was lagging quite a bit. I was immediately worried, as this might have had to do with nvcpl.dll error and my video card. I wanted to check if my video card was running ok. I wanted to know whether it was the video card, this error or simply my internet connection that caused the game to lag. What I want to know is, what is the meaning of this. I want to know why that error shows up when I start up my pc. Please Help!
    Thursday, June 7, 2018 10:20 AM