Well, it's not a file that comes with Vista. I'm trying to determine what
program or driver
installation added it to the System32 folder. The fact
that the Details tab lacked any Copyright, File Version, or Product Name is
cause for suspicion. It's apparently a corrupted file (bad image) from a
program on your computer. What is odd is that it needs to run whenever you
try to start a program. If you go to Start Menu\Programs\Administrative
Tools and run the System Configuration Utility, on the Startup tab, is there
any reference to that file (look under the Command column)? On the Services
tab, put a check next to "Hide all Microsoft services". Are any Services
left showing that have no name listed under the Manufacturer column?
Do you remember installing a particular program about the time the message
Try this. Rename csapi.dll to csapi.dll.old. Whatever program that depends
on it will complain that csapi.dll cannot be found. That may be a program
you will need to re-install, because of the corrupt file. Too, Device
Manager may show a problem device with an exclamation point. That would
indicate a driver
you would need to re-install.
Do you run a program that might be a spellchecker for some of your programs,
one that would run when the program is run?
"Strollow" <Strollow@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Hi, thanks for the reply, I appreciate it. Anyway there isn't any such
> information available on the details tab, all that is offered is the type
> size of file plus the date of modification.
> I'm curious as to how that information would have helped to get to the
> bottom of the problem.
> "dean-dean" wrote:
>> If you go to C:\Windows\system32, right-click on csapi.dll, and choose
>> Properties, can you figure out, on the Details tab, what company it's
>> or what program or driver might be using it?
>> "Strollow" <Strollow@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >I purchased a new Toshiba Satellite A135-S4477 about a month ago, and
>> > recently whenever I open most applications, an error message like this
>> > always
>> > apppears before clicking OK for the application to load.
>> > C:\Windows\system32\csapi.dll is either not designed to run on Windows
>> > or
>> > it
>> > contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original
>> > installation media or contact your system administrator or the saftware
>> > vendor for support.
>> > It didn't used to happen before so I'm wondering what the problem might
>> > be.....anyone got any suggestions?