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.

Photo

C/windows/system32/dskcompat.exe


  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 Don53024

Don53024

  • Members
  • 17 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:05:05 PM

Posted 03 March 2007 - 11:08 AM

Hi!
At startup I keep getting the message - cannot find c/windows/system32/dskcompat.exe

and then it cannot start this opertion...........

Any ideas on how to fix this?

Thanks


Moved from the "XP Forum". ~acklan~

Edited by acklan, 03 March 2007 - 03:04 PM.


BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 acklan

acklan

    Bleepin' cat's meow


  • Members
  • 8,529 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Baton Rouge, La.
  • Local time:05:05 PM

Posted 03 March 2007 - 03:03 PM

That is part of a trojan. Use the removal guide located in the provided link.
"2007 & 2008 Windows Shell/User Award"

#3 buddy215

buddy215

  • Moderator
  • 13,195 posts
  • ONLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:West Tennessee
  • Local time:06:05 PM

Posted 03 March 2007 - 03:43 PM

Install Super Antispyware. Run it in safe mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
http://www.superantispyware.com/

Run the online scan for Bit Defender in normal mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html

If the two programs above can't find and remove it:
Post a Hijack This log in the appropriate forum by following the directions in the link below.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/
“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss
A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”

#4 quietman7

quietman7

    Bleepin' Janitor


  • Global Moderator
  • 51,470 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Virginia, USA
  • Local time:07:05 PM

Posted 04 March 2007 - 02:02 PM

From what you describe, the file is probably an orphaned startup entry. Windows is trying to load this file but cannot locate it. The file may have been removed but there is still a registry entry that is telling Windows to load it when you start up.

When Windows loads, it looks for any files associated with registry entries for programs that are set to run at startup. If the file was removed but not the entry, Windows will display an error message indicating that the file was not found. You need to remove this registry entry so Windows stops searching for the program when it loads. To resolve this download and run Autoruns, search for the related entry and then delete it.

I still suggest you perform the other scans that were recommended by acklan and buddy215.
.
.
Windows Insider MVP 2017-2018
Microsoft MVP Reconnect 2016
Microsoft MVP Consumer Security 2007-2015 kO7xOZh.gif
Member of UNITE, Unified Network of Instructors and Trusted Eliminators

If I have been helpful & you'd like to consider a donation, click 38WxTfO.gif

#5 Don53024

Don53024
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 17 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:05:05 PM

Posted 07 March 2007 - 09:57 AM

Thanks...we'll give it a try...............

#6 quietman7

quietman7

    Bleepin' Janitor


  • Global Moderator
  • 51,470 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Virginia, USA
  • Local time:07:05 PM

Posted 07 March 2007 - 10:12 AM

Good luck. Let us know how things go.
.
.
Windows Insider MVP 2017-2018
Microsoft MVP Reconnect 2016
Microsoft MVP Consumer Security 2007-2015 kO7xOZh.gif
Member of UNITE, Unified Network of Instructors and Trusted Eliminators

If I have been helpful & you'd like to consider a donation, click 38WxTfO.gif

#7 Don53024

Don53024
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 17 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:05:05 PM

Posted 08 March 2007 - 01:22 PM

still have a problem - so I posted hijack this log ...would you be able to find it???
......thanks

#8 acklan

acklan

    Bleepin' cat's meow


  • Members
  • 8,529 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Baton Rouge, La.
  • Local time:05:05 PM

Posted 08 March 2007 - 04:59 PM

We do not process the HJT logs. That is left to the experts, in the HJT Forum. Your best option now is to wait. Wait for a HJT Team Member to review your log and recommend a solution.
Each recommendation is as unique as your computer and will need though before they will respond. Be patient and follow all instructions as they are provided. It is doubtful that you will fix it on the first recommendation, so be prepared to work with your HJT Team member that is a assigned your log.
Good luck, and let us know how it turns out.
"2007 & 2008 Windows Shell/User Award"




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users