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mqtgsvs.exe not on system.

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#1 pm79311


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Posted 12 June 2009 - 01:45 PM

After removing viruses, I now get the following error when windows boots.

Could not load or run 'C:\Users\patric\Local~1\APPLIC~1\MICROS~1\mqtgsvc.exe'
specified in the registry. Make sure the file exist on your computer or
remove the reference to it in the registry.

I am using vista home premium 32 bit version on a dell laptop.

I have searched my system for the file, and have not found it.

The file in question is mqtgsvc.exe

I understand that this is a important part of the operating system, however there seems to be no ill effects of the missing file so far.
I could just remove the reference from the registry, but I do not know what the effect of that action would be.
I have not been able to find the file available for download anywhere on the net yet.

any assistance would be appreciated. Thank you

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 03:31 PM

mqtgsvc.exe is a vital file as long as it is located in C:\WINDOWS\system32\
Viruses attach themselves to similar named files, but in a different location

Its not unusual to receive such an error after using specialized fix tools.

A "Cannot find...", "Could not run...", "Error loading... or "specific module could not be found" message is usually related to malware that was set to run at startup but has been deleted. Windows is trying to load this file but cannot locate it since the file was mostly likely removed during an anti-virus or anti-malware scan. However, an associated orphaned registry entry remains and is telling Windows to load the file when you boot up. Since the file no longer exists, Windows will display an error message. You need to remove this registry entry so Windows stops searching for the file when it loads.

To resolve this, download Autoruns, search for the related entry and then delete it.

Create a new folder on your hard drive called AutoRuns (C:\AutoRuns) and extract (unzip) the file there. (click here if you're not sure how to do this.)
Open the folder and double-click on autoruns.exe to launch it.
Please be patient as it scans and populates the entries.
When done scanning, it will say Ready at the bottom.
Scroll through the list and look for a startup entry related to the file(s) in the error message.
Right-click on the entry and choose delete.
Reboot your computer and see if the startup error returns.
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#3 pm79311

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 05:11 PM

I realize that what you are saying is correct for virus files which have been deleted, However the ligit file which is a part of MSMQ should be in the system 32 directory. I have serched for the file, and looked or hidden or system files and have not found it. I will follow your advice though, because the file it pointed to was not in the system32 directory.

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