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Old 01-06-2006, 11:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am running XP for the Home and have problems with spyware invasions (don't we all). I have used several different applications to remove the insidious beasts, which have been effective. However, I have lost some files that appear to be crucial to system operations. My most recent problem is that I lost my printer. When I tried to reinstall it with the installation disc that came with the printer, I get an error message that reads, Missing file "autoRcd.exe' needed for opening files of type 'file'.


How can I or where do I get this file?

Thank you for your help.
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try a system repair with your xp cd
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Hello,

Most of the popular spyware / adware removers have some kind of quarantine, roll-back or recovery feature where you can undo changes or bring back a file that's been flagged and erased as a threat.
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try a system repair with your xp cd
XP Repair install

Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.
When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see the options below
This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft
Windows XP to run on your computer:

To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

Press Enter to start the Windows Setup. do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console). I repeat, do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R".
Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.
Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair. If Repair is not one of the options, read this Warning#2!
Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot. Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears. Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.
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