cannot find Windows\system32\rundll32.exe ????

  Mit123 18:11 17 May 2006
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hi every time i double click on the time in the taskbar or the desktop properties is says windows cannot find windows cannot find C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe . why is it saying this? would windows restore cure this problem??

  rodriguez 18:18 17 May 2006

You can try Windows Restore or you can just put the file back. Put in your Windows XP CD and go to the I386 folder. Find the RUNDLL32.EX_ file and copy it to the desktop. The file is compressed so rename it so it says RUNDLL32.CAB and open it. Extract the rundll.exe file to C:\Windows\system32 where it belongs and it should be ok.

  Mit123 18:21 17 May 2006

unfortunatley i dont have a win xp cd. is there another way?

  mattyc_92 18:22 17 May 2006

You can also try "Start-Run" and type in "sfc /scannow" (note the space and don't include the quotation marks)

You will need your windows XP installation disc

  Mit123 18:29 17 May 2006

sorry i dont have any cds for the laptop. would registy fix sofwares help?

  mattyc_92 18:35 17 May 2006

Try looking for a download of it at click here

I can't actually access the files at the moment, maybe you will have better luck

  rodriguez 18:36 17 May 2006

You could try downloading the rundll.exe from the internet. Sometimes websites offer the Windows system files for download in case they get corrupted or lost.

  Mit123 17:43 18 May 2006

do i need rundll32 to sucessfully complete system restore?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:51 18 May 2006

have you got a folder i386 on your hard drive?

it may be in C:\i386 or c:\windows\i386

there will be a copy of rundll32.exe

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