Windows 10: There was a problem starting sbavmon.dll

  1.    31 Oct 2015 #1

    There was a problem starting sbavmon.dll


    When I start the computer I get an error message saying "There was a problem starting sbavmon.dll the specified module could not be sound" So when I click on the start nothing happens. I didn't put any software in and this just happen. Can someone help me solve this problem?
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  2. Posts : 3,033
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       31 Oct 2015 #2

    sbavmon.dll is part of Creative SB AVStream Monitoring Utility and developed by Creative Technology Ltd.
    sbavmon.dll's description is "Creative SB AVStream Monitoring Utility"
    sbavmon.dll is digitally signed by Creative Labs Inc.
    sbavmon.dll is usually located in the 'C:\Windows\system32\' folder.


    Do you have a Creative Sound Card ? If so go to the Creative website and download the latest drivers and software for your audio device. Are you also saying your Start Button does not work at all ?
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  3.    31 Oct 2015 #3

    [QUOTE=jds63;447208]sbavmon.dll is part of Creative SB AVStream Monitoring Utility and developed by Creative Technology Ltd.
    sbavmon.dll's description is "Creative SB AVStream Monitoring Utility"
    sbavmon.dll is digitally signed by Creative Labs Inc.

    I don't have a sound card but I deleted the Creative sound card program from years ago and there is nothing by Creative in the computer. It still comes up with the same message and the computer runs over 5 times slower and when I right mouse click the start I do get a menu but not when I left click the start?
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  4. Posts : 3,033
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       31 Oct 2015 #4

    sbavmon.dll is usually located in the 'C:\Windows\system32\' folder. Look to see if it is here. Otherwise i would run a full system scan with your Anti-Virus in case of this being a virus. How long ago did you do the upgrade to Windows 10 and has it been this way since with start menu not working and slower ?

    Also run from (admin) command prompt, copy and paste this into it and press enter, let it finish
    sfc /scannow

    Same open command prompt, copy and paste this in and let it finish
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    Reboot the PC, try both these commands the same way few times and reboot.
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  5.    31 Oct 2015 #5

    [QUOTE=jds63;447466]sbavmon.dll is usually located in the 'C:\Windows\system32\' folder. Look to see if it is here. Otherwise i would run a full system scan with your Anti-Virus in case of this being a virus. How long ago did you do the upgrade to Windows 10 and has it been this way since with start menu not working and slower ?


    I found sbavmon.dll in Windows.old but not in Windows so should copy an paste into C:\Windows/System32?
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  6. Posts : 3,033
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       01 Nov 2015 #6

    [QUOTE=lostsoul65;447487]
    jds63 said: View Post
    sbavmon.dll is usually located in the 'C:\Windows\system32\' folder. Look to see if it is here. Otherwise i would run a full system scan with your Anti-Virus in case of this being a virus. How long ago did you do the upgrade to Windows 10 and has it been this way since with start menu not working and slower ?


    I found sbavmon.dll in Windows.old but not in Windows so should copy an paste into C:\Windows/System32?
    Sure do not or did have anything before from Creative a software or any other device from Creative ? As this shows as a .dll for a A/V Monitoring Utility. Reasons then your getting this notice is this software can be on system trying to startup but missing this file. Not sure yet to tell you to copy this file to C:\Windows\System32\ folder. In some cases this may help, but do you have anything like this before on the system as to during the upgrade your software is carried over.
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  7.    08 Dec 2015 #7

    I had this problem myself, I found it was just a matter of removing the entry from the registry.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
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