help with /system32/grpconv.exe please
Posted 13 April 2009 - 08:28 PM
I am trying to help my father fix his computer and I can't find any info on this problems. He is running Windows XP. Upon startup he gets a message saying that "c:/windows/system32/grpconv.exe is not associated with a program." He can then click OK, it goes to the windows startup screen and won't go any further. I've looked info up online, but all I can figure out is grpconv.exe is Windows Program Group Converter, which is supposed to convert programs and folder from older Windows versions to newer. I don't know a lot about computers, so I really have no idea about this stuff. Can anyone recommend a way of fixing this?
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Posted 14 April 2009 - 12:12 PM
To facilitate the upgrade from Windows 3.1 to Win95/98, an executable file named GRPCONV.EXE is included with Win95/98.
This is a valid program but it is not required to run on startup.
I believe that you have an infection which is hiding in a legitimate .exe file
We do have ways to scan it. It will require the Recovery console, more than likely
I would suggest starting a new topic in Am I Infected?:
why won't my laptop work?
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