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Windows cannot find csrss.exe

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#1 redhill700


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Posted 17 February 2009 - 01:46 PM

Each time I turn on my computer and log in, I get the error message as follows:

"Windows cannot find 'C:\windows\csrss.exe'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the Start button, and then click search. OK"

What do I need to do to correct this?

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 17 February 2009 - 04:45 PM

Some background info: http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/csrss.exe.html

The csrss.exe file is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. In other cases, csrss.exe is a virus, spyware, trojan or worm!

<<"Windows cannot find 'C:\windows\csrss.exe'.>> I would interpret that to reflect that your system had malware and that malware was properly removed...but there remains a pointer to said malware, probably in your startup items.

You can use AutoRuns for Windows - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb963902.aspx to try to disable or remove the pointer from startup items. I suggest only looking at the Logon tab...all the other tabs contain data which might be useful to some users but does not need invesigation or tampering (at this time).


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