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11-19-2004, 12:28
I have a problem with my computer. It seems to be sluggish and crashes, gets stuck. Trouble shooter keeps saying runndll32.exe missing. How do I fix this problem?

Also will not download microsoft updates. 27 critical updates missing.;P

Computer is a HP pavilion Home desktop /Windows XP.

11-20-2004, 00:27
First, check the sticky on Spyware at the top of this forum; lots of good info there.

Assuming you have an updated antivirus app running, and have scanned for spyware with an updated scanner or two, you might want to check Start> Run> msconfig> Startup (tab) to see how many things are set to run at startup.

If there are a lot of little icons to the left of your clock on the desktop, that is a bad sign; turn off everything you don't need to keep constantly running.

If it is still slow, go to Trend (http://housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/start_corp.asp) and do the Housecall scan. That'll give you a second opinion if you think your PC is virus-free...

If you do all of this and it doesn't help, post back and I'll share some more 'tricks'!

11-20-2004, 00:59
Q. Why do I receive the error "Runndll32.exe entry point not found" on my Windows XP installation?

A. The error you've described is commonly caused by reinstalling XP over an existing installation or an in-place upgrade, which corrupts the winsta.dll file. Common symptoms include

If you right-click My Computer and select Properties or if you launch System Restore from msconfig.exe, you receive error:
Rundll32.exe Entry point not found
The procedure entry RemoteAssistancePrepareSystemRestore could not be located
in the dynamic link library winsta.dll.
The System Restore tab will be missing from the Control Panel System applet.

To resolve the error, perform the following steps:

Reboot the computer into Safe Mode
(press F8 when the boot menu appears and select the Safe Mode option).
After Windows starts, open Windows Explorer.
Navigate to the \%systemroot%\inf folder (e.g., C:\windows\inf).
Right-click the file sr.inf and select Install from the context menu.
Reboot the computer in Normal mode.

If the previous steps don't resolve the problem, try reinstalling the latest service pack.




06-11-2005, 22:03
I have had the same virus. If your web browser has been hijacked, it is about:blank virus.

Get antivirus software and spybot search and destroy and all microsoft updates and that will fix it.

06-12-2005, 18:17
Originally posted by fastvfr
If it is still slow, go to Trend (http://housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/start_corp.asp) and do the Housecall scan. That'll give you a second opinion if you think your PC is virus-free...

No doubt, a fully updated Avast didn't catch a java based virus that Trend did.