windows cannot find c:\windows\system32\rundll32.exe

Posted on 2008-01-30
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I am having trouble opening programs in control panel and other files, the above message appears.. please asist me with information for the repair needed. pc- xp, sp 2 home edition
Question by:chato55
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LeeTutor earned 1000 total points
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go to Start -> Run, type MSCONFIG and click OK, click the button for Expand file.  Type in the name of the file  to replace in the File to Restore field, in the Restore From field, choose the option (probably the drive letter for your CD-ROM/DVD where you will place the WinXP installation CD), and type the name of the destination folder (Windows\System32) in the field for Save file in.  Then click the Expand button.

If that doesn't work, try the other methods from this MSKB article:

How to expand Windows XP files from the installation disk

Then reboot and see if the problem goes away.

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Try running sfc /scannow from a command prompt:
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and235100 earned 1000 total points
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This could be spyware - scan your system with SuperAntiSpyware.
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chato55, any feedback?

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Forced accept.

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