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App Not Found? Rundll32.exe

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#1 antifmradio


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Posted 15 June 2008 - 07:09 PM

Ok so im trying to open certain programs
simple ones like

Windows FIrewall to get to its settings through Control panel
infact im trying to open ANYTHING from the control panel and i get this box each time
(not only with Control panel programs .... keep that in mind)

When i click an icon i get:

Application not found

Ok so i decided to go directly to that location and what do ya know................... the file is right there

Right where it says it ISNT

Im having a few problems today with this maching for the first time in a year of its existance
Im about to do a Window reinstall but im reluctant because i probably wouldnt need to (andi dont like going through that)

I have an external drive. One massive enough to store the entirety of this computer inside it but
i cant use its auto-backup feature because again........ rundll32 wont activate the dam program since its not working
So an auto backup that i can use at the touch of a button and restore later on, simply isnt working

What now?

this problem is quite tasking i suppose because i just noticed that the CLOCK on the screen says its
20:10 (thats correct but its military time and i never changed it)
nor can i open the clock to change it back because........ when i goto do that
i get the OPEN WITH screen
asking me what do i want to open the clock with

Edited by antifmradio, 15 June 2008 - 07:11 PM.

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#2 caitvicious


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Posted 23 June 2008 - 08:39 AM

I have the same problem!! Some one please help us!

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 10:17 AM

@Caitvicious: You are helped in an other topic.


Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
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