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deleted smss.exe HELP!


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#1 superkitten

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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.

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#2 stidyup

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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.





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