Fix Airpluscfg.exe Error in Windows XP

What is airpluscfg.exe?

Airpluscfg.exe is a process associated with Dlink wireless cards. The default location of airplugscfg.exe is C:\Program Files\D-Link\AirPlus Xtreme G\ AirPlusCFG.exe.

Commonly, the file is found in 987,136 bytes size. You may also see the file in 2,502,656, 1,011,712, 1,662,976, 1,671,168, 1,347,584, 2,490,368 bytes sizes.

This process starts automatically every time you start Windows. You can find an entry related to airplugscfg.exe in the following location in your registry:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN

Airpluscfg.exe error in Windows XP

If you use a Dlink Wireless card, then after downloading the Service Pack 3 (SP3) you will receive a Blue Screed of Death (BSOD) error on the first reboot, and then following errors on subsequent reboots:

  • AirPlusCFG – Entry Point not found.
  • The procedure entry point apsGetInterfaceCount could not be located in the dynamic link library wlanapi.dll.

  • WZCSLDR2.exe – Entry Point not found
  • The procedure entry point apsInitialize could not be located in the dynamic link library wlanapi.dll.

Resolution

The following methods are found to be useful in resolving the above error:

  • Update your wireless network adapter drivers

Update the drivers of your D-link wireless network adapter to fix the issue. The best and most efficient way of updating drivers is by using a reliable driver scanner tool.

Alternatively, you may also update your wireless network adapter drivers manually by logging on to D-link official website and downloading the drivers directly from there.

  • Remove airpluscfg.exe and wzcsldr2.exe from startup programs

To do this, perform the following steps:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Click Run.
  3. In the Open dialog box, type msconfig, and then press Enter.
  4. Now, click the Startup tab in the System Configuration Utility dialog box.
  5. Next, Locate and clear the checkboxes before airpluscfg.exe and wzxsldr2.exe.
  6. Click Apply and then click OK.

A dialog box will appear asking you if you want to exit the System Configuration Utility dialog box without restart or if you want to restart your computer. Select either of the two options.

In most cases, disabling these two processes at startup fixes the issue. However, some users have complained of receiving the following error when they restart Windows after disabling airpluscfg.exe and wzxsldr.exe at startup.

Explorer.exe – Application Error

The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000005). Click on OK to terminate the application.

When this error occurs, desktop icons and toolbars vanish. Try the following steps to fix this issue:

  1. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del or Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open the Task Manager window.
  2. Click the File menu, and then select New Task (Run…).
  3. In the Create New Task dialog box, type explorer.exe, and then press the OK button.

Uninstall Service Pack 3

If everything else fails, uninstall and reinstall service pack 3 to fix the aforementioned issue.

Airpluscfg.exe process – A security report

Airpluscfg.exe is a safe file and is not known to be associated with malware. With that said, you need to know that writers of malware programs give their files similar names as genuine processes. So, if you see a slightly misspelled airpluscfg.exe file running on your computer, immediately run a malware scan using a reliable anti-malware program to ensure that the file in question is not harmful.