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#1 RRobo

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 08:52 PM

Hello all-

This my first post and I am so excited. I am getting this error message when I try open add/remove programs Norton and a few othe programs. Hoping a computer guru can show me the way to fix this demon

Window cannot find 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe'. I went to the file and it is there.

Thanks in advance.

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 08:56 PM

I sugust running some online scans for now and clearing out your temp files and cookies.
http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/solutions/activescan/
http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner
http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html
http://us.mcafee.com/root/mfs/default.asp

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 08:57 PM

Yeh I got the same problem... thanks extreme

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 09:18 PM

I cannot access the net. Everytime I click on the IE icon the "open with" box comes up and when I choose IE get this message C:\program explorer\IEXPLORE.exe is not a valid Win32 Application.

Any other suggestions?

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 09:24 PM

you might be able to try some of these fix options...

"When did this problem start happening?

If only this week try performing System Restore. Restore your computer to an earlier date

To do System Restore:
a. Click on Start
b. Click on All Programs
c. Click on Accessories
d. Click on System Tools
e. Click on System Restore
f. System Restore will open
g. Click on Restore your computer to an earlier time
h. Click on Next
i. Try to choose a date last week or days ago that you are not having this problem.
g. Just follow the prompts, Click on Next
NOTE: The computer will logoff just let the computer do the restore

Try optimizing Internet Exlorer Browser
a. Check first the version
Click Help
Click About Internet Explorer

If you are using IE7 or version 7
a. Close IE
b. Click on Start
c. Click on Control Panel
d. Open Network and Internet Connections
e. Open Internet Options
NOTE: If Network and Internet Connections is separated just try to look for Internet Options
f. At Internet Options
Click on Advanced on the upper right
Click on Reset at the bottom portion
Click on Close
Click on Apply and OK


If you are using version 6
Click on Tools on the upper verions
Click on Internet Options
Under General Tab Delete Files, Delete Cookies
Then Go to Security Tab, Click on Default Level
Then Go to Privacy, Click on Default
Then Go to Programs Tab, Click on Reset Web Settings
Then Go to Advanced Click on Restore Defaults
Click on Apply and OK

Try performing Disk Cleanup also
Click on STart
Click on AllPrograms
Click on Accessories
Click on System Tools
Click on Disk Cleanup
Check all the boxes
Click on OK
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Posted 22 May 2008 - 09:50 PM

I am trying the restore right now. After it reboots I am heading to bed. I will post an update tomorrow night. Thank you for the help. Have a good night.

Robo

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 06:53 PM

Hey I think the restore worked and I only had to go back to Jan 08. Thanks for the help. Take care.

Robo :thumbsup:

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 06:59 PM

Great Job,
system restore is the best option when you have a promblem that occured a few days use system restore.
I didn't even think of that...
glad that your promblem was fixed RRobo :thumbsup:
Any other promblems left? If there is post back.

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