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#1 ric4444

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 04:35 AM

Hi,
I keep getting an error message at start up saying-- Windows cannot find c:\windows\system32\drivers\nVIDIA\DLL\RUNDLL.EXE
Since this started it seems my computer is running very slow.
I ran "malware bytes" without success.
Please help,
Thanks
Richard

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 06:53 AM

<<Windows cannot find c:\windows\system32\drivers\nVIDIA\DLL\RUNDLL.EXE>>

Is that path correctly typed? A search of my system (nVidia chipset) reveals no such folder in System32\drivers.

Worth a look, http://searchtasks.answersthatwork.com/tas...php?File=Rundll.

These "cannot find" errors may be generated when malware which has been removed...still has a pointer among startup entries. Since the malware file no longer is where the pointer thinks it should be...the error results.

You can use AutoRuns for Windows - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb963902.aspx to examine this possibility. Confine yourself to only reviewing items on the Logon tab of Autoruns.

Let us know what you find.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 01:02 PM

Louis,
I downloaded and ran Autoruns as you suggested.
I looked in Logon Taband YES the file c:\windows\system32\drivers\nVIDIA\DLL\RUNDLL.EXE is there.
OK what do I do?




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