C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe [Solved/Closed]

sap - Oct 23, 2009 at 11:47 PM - Latest reply: Mayzer 13 Posts Sunday January 9, 2011Registration date January 20, 2011 Last seen
- Jan 20, 2011 at 04:16 PM
Hello, somebody help me please..everytime I try I to control panel and click on the folders such as internet options and add or remove programme, I get ...windows cannot find C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe ..now I cannot go to those folders!! what do I do?
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greentech07 27 Posts Monday August 2, 2010Registration date August 27, 2010 Last seen - Aug 26, 2010 at 02:37 AM
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Fix Rundll.exe
What Is Rundll32.exe?
Rundll32.exe is an important process of your windows operating system. The process rundll32.exe executes dll files and puts their libraries into your system's memory. Without this process your computer would become instable and very slow.
The process runs from your system directory C:\windows\system32. If it executes or runs from a different location it is most likely a virus or trojan horse. You should scan your computer immediately with a virus scanner. Viruses using the name rundll32.exe are W32.Miroot.Worm. Backdoor.Lastdoor, and Trojan.StartPage (among others).
Fix Rundll32.exe
If a virus, such as the Netsky, destroys your rundll32.exe or, if for some other reason, your rundll32.exe is corrupt or gets accidentally removed, you need to take the following action:
Locate a Copy of Rundll32.exe on Your System
Check if you find a copy of rundll32.exe in the folder C:\windows\system32\dllcache or in C:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386. If this is the case, go ahead and copy rundll32.exe to the system folder C:\windows\system32
If you don't find a copy on your system, you can try to find the file on your windows installation disks. Lastly, you could simply re-install windows. However, this would be very time-consuming and you might lose all your data. So this would be the last resort.
First of All Run a System Repair Tool to Fix Rundll32.exe
There are various tools available on the Internet that scan, analyze, and fix your computer. Besides fixing your rundll32.exe, these tools will remove any registry errors, remove invalid shortcuts and duplicate files, repair DLL files, and remove startup and runtime errors.

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That's the best comment I've seen on the internet about Rundll32 problems. Very precise and you gave alternative solutions.
iveal 2802 Posts Thursday May 14, 2009Registration date September 28, 2010 Last seen - Oct 24, 2009 at 12:57 AM
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Dear Sir,

This is an essential file and you will need to get it back. One alternative will be to repair Windows and hence you

will have to uninstall the actual system and then reinstall it. You can make back up copy of your files in order not

to lose any of your files. Also you may use a registry cleaner that will be really helpful to settle with the problem

that you are having. Below is a free download copy of a registry cleaner:

Abexo Free Registry Cleaner

Please downlaod it and have your problem fixed.

This will be the best method that you will be able to use.

Mayzer 13 Posts Sunday January 9, 2011Registration date January 20, 2011 Last seen - Jan 20, 2011 at 04:16 PM
Thank you
I've seen this problem many times. the most usual reasons for the run32.dll problem either due to a corrupt hard drive, a virus or a corrupt hard drive because of a virus. have you tried doing a windows repair?