The rundll.exe file is missing

25 pts.
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DLL
Dynamic Link Library
Run a DLL as an App
rundll.exe
rundll.exe file missing errors prompts while login into windows, if i repair windows also it is no accepting the specific file from it
ASKED: December 15, 2008  4:25 AM
UPDATED: December 16, 2008  1:31 PM

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Make sure you have the Windows XP in your drive

Ensure you typed it correctly and make sure D is your CD drive

expand X:\i386\rundll32.ex_ c:\windows\rundll32.exe

X being your CD drive

Or try from a command prompt
Start>>>Run>>type in cmd then hit Enter
Type the above and hit Enter

Restart your computer

But this usually happens when your hit by a virus, I suggest you try and Online Virus scan
at RAV’s

http://www.ravantivirus.com/scan/

When you access that link with Internet Explorer
click on the “To Continue without subsribing click here” link
It will load the activex and dat files

Ensure that all the top entries are checked
Autoclean–Inside Archives—Unpack Executables—Smart Scan
Then click the Scan my PC button
Let it completely finish scanning
Copy and Paste the results back here

You should also post a Hijackthis log so we can see if we can Identify any changes in the registry
Important
Create a Permanent Folder for Hijackthis
Double Click “MY Computer”
Open your C: drive
Click “File” >>> “New” >>>> “Folder”
A new folder will be created, name it HJT

Now you will have C:\HJT

Download Hijackthis from HERE or HERE
Save it to that new folder

Do a SCAN—-Scan will change to SAVE LOG—-copy and paste the WHOLE contents of the log
here… Don’t try and fix anything yet—-It is all important

Could you also Set Windows to Show Hidden Files and Folders
* Click Start.
* Open My Computer.
* Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
* Select the View Tab.
* Under the Hidden files and folders heading select Show hidden files and folders.
* Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option.
* Uncheck the Hide Extensions for known file types
* Click Yes to confirm.
* Click OK.

Search for rundll32.exe in this folder
C:\WINDOWS\system32
let me know if you can find it and if you can, right click on it and click properties
Let me know file size and date created

Also, let me know if you can find rundll32.exe in this folder
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE

Can you open up any programs?
Can you use your Unzipping utility for Windows XP to extract a file downloaded from the net?

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