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Old 11-24-2003, 06:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok, i ran the free antivirus software from microtrend, and i accidentaly deleted the system32.exe file because it was infected. now i get a dialog box saying that it is missing every time i restart.

Ok, here is what is in the box:

Windows cannot find 'C:\WINDOWS\System32\System32.exe'. Make Sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the Start button, and click Search.


I get this every time i reboot, it doesn't seem critical, since i can use my comp, but i would like to know how to replace it.
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do a search on the net for it? should work.
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Old 11-24-2003, 10:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Are you using XP?
If so, just run a repair install.

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After doing the search, I came across a site, it didn't help much, just lead me to another search instead. Then I saw a registry key, and they described that the system32.exe is a trojan and how to delete the registry key that cause the box to show up upon a restart/boot up. so I did that, and I no longer get that dialog box.
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Nice...gotta love your resources, eh?
I loved the "System File Checker" in 9x. They need to bring that back.

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