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Nothing will open becuase Rundll32,exe is missing

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Last Modified: 2012-05-09
I am running Win XP Home.   After running Malwarebytes and anti-virus, a number of things including Control Panel and command prompt will not open because an error message says the C:\windows\system32\rundll32.exe is missing.   I ran recovery console to "expand" rundll.exe but it says that file cannot be created.   I copied the Rundll32.exe from another running computer with XP and pasted into computer with issue but that did not help.   DO I have to run a repair on this HP computer on the recovery side as my only solution?
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