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restore rundll32.exe

Dell machine...XP Pro sp3...only had 2 viruses...but it crippled  me...:>)

Trying to do a windows update get 0x80070424...
Going to control panel, or most any other system function I get ...
Error...
C:\windows\system32\rundll32.exe
Application not found

I tried copying a rundll32.exe over from a good comptuer...no joy...

When I ran the following command with my XP SP2 CD...
expand d:\i386\rundll32.ex_ c:\windows\system32\rundll32.exe
I got the Open With window and choose which application I want to open this with...

I suspect there are a couple other files that are   corrupted also...

If I try to run sfc /scannow I get the same Open With window...

Machine had some scareware on it...I slaved the HD to a known good machine and ran a scan with Vipre and MBAM...got 2 viruses out...

Now no evidence of the scareware...but those viruses got me pretty good...

Short of rebuilding...I could do a repair install...
But I'm hoping there is a suggestion as to how to handle this quicker than either a rebuild or repair install..

Thanx any suggestions...
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stevem5000
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wwakefieldCommented:
Personally I think quicker is not the best answer in this case.   I think a repair restore is the best approach.   You do not want to be wondering everytime an anomolie occurs if there is some residual crap on it.
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stevem5000Author Commented:
I think you're right...

Starting the repair install...

thankx your time...
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wwakefieldCommented:
LEt us know how it turned out.

And for the record, I base that on many personal wasted hours.    SMILES......
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