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Old 12-18-2009, 09:44 AM   #1
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When I try to run system restore I get a message saying Windows cannot find rundll32.exe. I also can't add or remove programs. At first when I tried to run system restore it said it was turned off by group policy and I found a "fix" for it online so when I try to run it now it says it is off and asks if I want to turn it on and I click yes but is says it can't find rundll32.exe. Has anyone had this problem? and how can I fix it?

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Old 12-18-2009, 10:19 AM   #2
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Also, when I try to open a program I get an error with dwwin.exe

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Old 12-18-2009, 12:52 PM   #3
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Hello TerriNB

Follow Microsoft`s advice here

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Old 12-18-2009, 02:05 PM   #4
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Thanks but the link won't work for me :(
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It works for me.

Try this
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/812340

The instructions are
To resolve this issue, follow these steps:
Put the Windows XP CD ROM disk in the CD ROM drive.
Click Start, and then click Run.
Type expand X:\i386\rundll32.ex_ c:\windows\system32\rundll32.exe in the Open box, where X is the letter of your CD ROM Drive.
Restart the computer

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Old 12-18-2009, 02:35 PM   #6
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Thank you. System restore opens now but I don't have any dates that I can restore to. It will only show December and there are no restore points in December.

Could I also do the same thing for dwwin.exe? Just replace the rundll32 for dwwin?
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Old 12-18-2009, 05:32 PM   #7
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I can't get on the microsoft website at all.
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Old 12-19-2009, 12:49 PM   #8
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I have to open my task manager and run explorer every time I restart too and now it won't let me. I keep getting dwwin.exe application error and dumplog(?).exe app error. Also when I restart I get logonui.exe app error (like 10-15 times in a row) and a few others...I can't remember them all. I've ran 2 different anti virus scans. They both picked stuff up, but it hasn't helped. I get the dwwin.exe error probably 10 times in a row when I restart too. It's a pain.
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Old 12-19-2009, 02:19 PM   #9
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I'm sorry I keep making new posts but I don't see an edit button anywhere. Now I don't have anything on my desktop except my backround picture. Typing explorer in the rask manager no longer works and I don't have a start button so I can't try a system restore. Is there another way I can do a system restore? or should I just bring my computer to somebody?

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