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#1 chipreymundo

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 04:43 PM

I want to defrag my PC. whenever I try to access any system tools, I receive this message:

mmc cannot open the file c:?windows/system32/dfrg.msc

this may be because the file does not exist, is not an mmc console, or was created by a later version of mmc. this may also be because you do not have suffiicient access rights to the file.

Can anyone kindly help me out? Thanks in advance!

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 06:21 PM

What version of Windows are you using?
Have you had any problems recently (such a viruses, trojans, spyware, etc)?
Have you searched your hard drive for the file dfrg.msc?
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Posted 09 December 2005 - 06:39 PM

I'm using XP Pro. I have run SpyBot and AdAware and removed some relatively benign adware. I will try your suggestion. Thanks.

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 08:47 PM

I'm willing to bet that you won't find it. Something must've removed it. The most direct way to get it back would be to extract it from the installation CD to the directory that it's supposed to be in.

The simplest way would be a repair install and then a visit to Windows Update.
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Posted 09 December 2005 - 09:05 PM

Tried to run search got this:

a file that is required to run search companion cannot be found. you may need to run setup.

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 09:06 PM

Thanks for your help...I will give it a try! Thanks again.

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 09:32 PM

What Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware software do you have installed? I'd suggest you scan your system online as a supplement. Run this:

Online trojan scanner: http://www.windowsecurity.com/trojanscan/

and two or three of these:

Here are some links to free online Anti-Virus scans. They do take some time to load and run and in some cases you can only use Internet Explorer, with ActiveX enabled, to access them but they are an excellent support for your existing anti-virus program.

Panda Active Scan online - http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/
Internet Explorer only. Requires email address. Requires Active-X components to be installed. Approx 12MB download.

BitDefender online scan - http://www.bitdefender.com/scan/licence.php
Internet Explorer only. Must agree to a EULA. Need to allow installation of an Active X component.Some of the options are not clearly explained.

McAfee online scan - http://www.pcpitstop.com/freescan/

Security Advisor (?) - http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx

Trend Micro Housecall - http://uk.trendmicro-europe.com/enterprise...call_launch.php
(European version, supports Netscape, Mozilla, Firefox and Opera)
or http://housecall.antivirus.com/ (IE only)

Kaspersky - http://www.kaspersky.com/scanforvirus
Link to 'Online Scan' at the top rhs of the page. Requires IE and Active-X components.
"does not scan RAM, boot sectors and MBRs, so it cannot detect malicious code located in these areas."

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