Steps To Repair Bcmwltry.exe Error In Windows XP

What is bcmwltry.exe?

The bcmwltry.exe process belongs to Broadcom Corporation Wireless Network software. By default, this process starts automatically every time you boot your system. It is used to place an icon on your system tray to allow easy access to BroadCOM network software.

How to remove bcmwltry.exe from startup programs

Startup programs are the programs that load automatically when you start your computer. As the startup programs consume substantial system resources when you boot your computer, it is recommended that you only let essential programs start automatically.

If you do not use a BroadCom wireless LAN card or if you don’t need to often make changes its configuration, you can safely remove this process from your startup programs.

After disabling, you can easily start the process manually whenever you need to use the BroadCom wireless connection.

To remove bcmwltry.exe from startup programs, perform the following steps:

  1. On the Start menu, select the Run command.
  2. In the Open box, type msconfig and then click OK to open the System Configuration Utility dialog box.
  3. Here, click the Startup tab to view your startup processes.
  4. Next, clear the box before bcmwltry or Broadcom option.
  5. Click Apply, and then OK to save your changes and exit the dialog box.
  6. Finally, restart your computer.

Bcmwltry.exe Errors

The following error occurs on a Windows XP PC when the registry entries related to the bcmwltry.exe file are deleted or incorrectly modified.

bcmwltry.exe – application error
“the exception unknown software exception (0xe06d7363) occurred in the application at location 0x7c812a5b”

The above error appears when you start your computer and may even prevent your system from loading.


To rectify the error, perform the following steps:

  1. Restart you PC in Safe mode.
  2. Go to Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Restore.
  3. In the System Restore wizard, select a restore point created before the error occurred and follow the screen instructions to complete the restoration process.
  4. After completion of the process, restart your PC when prompted.

At times, when the issue discussed above occurs you will not be able to start your PC in Safe Mode. In this case, you may need to perform Windows XP repair install using the Windows XP installation CD.

To achieve this, perform the following steps:

Note: When you perform repair installation of Windows XP, all service packs installed since the first PC installation are removed. You will have to reinstall them after the repair installation is complete. It is also recommended that you backup your data before proceeding with these steps.

  1. Insert your Windows XP installation CD in your CD-ROM drive.
  2. Restart your system and press any key to boot the system from the installation CD.
  3. When the Welcome to Setup screen appears, press Enter.An option to repair Windows is displayed on this screen also. Don’t use it because it will open Recovery Console that we don’t need to use.
  1. Next, press F8 to accept the license agreement.
  2. Now, select the Windows XP installation you need to repair and press R to start the repair process.

Steps similar to initial XP setup will be performed to repair the issues with current XP installation.

Note: If your system does not load event after performing system repair, you will need to reinstall your operating system. Use the help of an expert or refer to online tutorials on how to reinstall Windows XP.

Generally, malware programs such as virus, adware, and spyware make the system registry corrupt by deleting or altering valid registry entries. A corrupt registry may lead to various PC errors, such as the one discussed above. Install robust antimalware tools, such as STOPzilla Antivirus and Spyware Cease to prevent malware infection from causing registry issues in the future.

You must also use a good registry tools such as RegServe to manage a healthy and error free registry.