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c:\windows\system32\rundll32.exe can't find application

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Hi,
I am running Windows 2003 server on machine. When try to open any application, , cmd, I get an option to "Open with"
when I try the to open control panel  I got c:\windows\system32\rundll32.exe can't find application


( I think this happen after I got some viruses and remove it)


thanks,
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Can you try to copy the rundll32.exe from another Windows 2003 server to that one?
download and run these program in safe mode Vondufix and ATF (find in google) cleaner and http://www.ccleaner.com/
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Ramesh has written the following article on this issue

Unable to Start a Program with an .exe File Extension
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&fkt=1609&fsdt=5281&q=cannot+open+exe+files

also try running sfc /scannow from start>run to restore any missing system files
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sorry about that, here is the correct link :)
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/exefile.htm

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ladiesnhan,
I already do that.



adamskiangel,

sorry, can't find Vondufix or ATF . could you please give a direct link,


thanks.
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Oh, run vondu in safe mode. then atf after normal boot.

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great!
but after I run cleaner i can't RUN option vanshed from context menu. only "RUN AS"

run the program itself you mean? or just windows "run"

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when i right click on any exe file I can find only Run as.
also when double click on any exe I got run as window.

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also I got Snap-in failed to initialize , when I try to run IIS or mssql server or mangment computer.
Serious virus / infection by the sounds.. Those proggys i gave you links too where the best i know of.. Unless you wanna spend mega bucks of infection removal!

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the software you give is great!
and enhance the performance and correct many problems.

no I just want to refresh some files may be correpted by this f**** virus.

run sfc.exe, see whats going on with what for starters!
Thanks you Sheharyaar Saahil...the link to Ramesh's website at http://windowsxp.mvps.org/exefile.htm was what I needed.  I couldn't run .exe's at all, so I couldn't install or run anything.  Once I downloaded and ran his tool (genious using the .com file extension) I was able to install and run my antispyware tools and get the pc clean.  Thanks again!
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im myself a great admirer and fan of Ramesh's articles....he is a genius! :)
Reason for unable to open c:\windows\system32\rundll32.exe files etc has been answered and given links to correct spyware supplied by myself.

this can be closed?

regards,

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Still get Snap-in failed to initialize , when I try to run IIS or mssql server or mangment computer

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