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"Windows cannot find.....\drivers\service.exe" error message

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#1 joedaman612


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Posted 01 November 2008 - 03:46 PM

I'm running Windows XP Pro Edition SP1 and every time i log in I get an error message saying:

Windows cannot find 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\service.exe'

I've run various spyware and virus detection and removal programs and cleaned everything up as best I can, but can't get rid of this error message. It doesn't seem to affect performance at all, but it is extremely annoying to see it every time I log in.

Any suggestions?

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 04:29 PM

I'd suspect that there's some damage done by the viruses that hasn't been fixed.
I'd suggest installing Service Pack 2 AFTER scanning for viruses again and updating your hardware drivers.
Once that's done, then update to Service Pack 3. FYI - yes, you can go directly to SP3, but I wouldn't advise it until your system is functioning properly.
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