Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


deleted smss.exe HELP!

  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 superkitten


  • Members
  • 1 posts
  • Local time:06:46 PM

Posted 04 July 2005 - 09:39 AM

So, I'm an idiot. I deleted smss.exe while trying to clean up my computer after a nasty spyware infection.

Now windows won't load. With every option (safe mode, last known good config etc..) it just takes me back to the blue screen of death.

What should I do?

Please, please help.

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


#2 stidyup


  • Members
  • 641 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:06:46 PM

Posted 04 July 2005 - 10:19 AM

You may need to do a Repair install of XP

Make sure you apply reapply all critical updates once you've done the repair install.

Alternative see:

How to use recovery console

Recoverying XP using Recovery Console.

Could you please post what the blue screen of death string is.

It will look something like this:
0x00000000 (0x00000000, 0x00000000, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

Edited by stidyup, 04 July 2005 - 10:20 AM.

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users