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Run32.dll causing error in setupx.dll

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I get the above message when i try to access Windows setup through control panel. I can't get to windows setup. Everything else on PC seems to work fine. The most recent change to system was upgrading video driver, but it is my kids system and I have no idea what else he has been doing.
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sorgie earned 50 total points
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try downloading the dll from here

http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/index.shtml

then replace your present one and see if it helps.

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by:sorgie
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you could also try system restore but since you don't know what else has been done it may be difficult find a date to restore to!
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by:sorgie
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you should find the dll in your windows system folder
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by:LeeTutor
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I believe the correct names for your files are rundll32.exe (which should be in your Windows folder) and setupx.dll (which should be in your Windows\System folder.) You could try extracting fresh copies of either or both by running MSCONFIG and selecting the Extract File button on the General tab.  You run MSCONFIG (the System Configuration Utility) by clicking on Start button, then the Run option on the Start Menu, then typing MSCONFIG in the dialog box, then hitting Enter key or clicking OK.  You may need to have your Windows installation CD handy, but most likely when you get to the Extract File page, and click on the down arrow to the right of the Restore from field, one of the selections available will be your copy of the installation files on your hard drive, in a place such as C:\Windows\Options\Cabs.
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by:LeeTutor
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Rebzie, were you able to solve your problem, or do you need further help?  What have you tried, and with what results?
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by:Rebzie
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I tried extracting the two files from C:\windows\options\cabs and still get the same result with the new files. Everthing else on the PC works fine, I just can't get to windows setup.
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by:LeeTutor
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I just found out that the Windows Setup tab is accessed through a file called appwiz.cpl.  Try extracting that and see if it will solve your problem.
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by:Rebzie
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No cigar, tried it and got the same result
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by:LeeTutor
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I believe the following line entered in the Run dialog box off the Start Menu will causes the Windows Setup tab to open up.  Try copying and pasting the following into the Run dialog box and clicking OK:

rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL appwiz.cpl,,2

If that works, then perhaps you can make a Windows Shortcut out of it, and at least you will have a workaround.
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by:Rebzie
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Did the cut & paste thing and still get the exact same error message. I guess my only option is to reinstall
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by:sorgie
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have you tried system restore??
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by:LeeTutor
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If you decide to reinstall, at least first try to reinstall WinME over itself (rather than formatting and doing a clean install).  Most, if not all, of your installed programs should still work.  And sometimes it cleans up mismatched .dll files...
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by:LeeTutor
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Rebzie, any luck in solving your problem?
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by:Computer101
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If no feedback, I will split the points between the 2 experts.

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No comment has been added lately, so it's time to clean up this TA.
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Split LeeTutor & sorgie
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Points reduced for a split.  Lee, look for your question in this ta

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