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missing "RUNDLL32.exe"

By cjmeyer58 ·
I'm currently having problems on shutdown and an error comes up saying Rundll32.exe not responding and or missing file. How do I replace the missing file. I've tried looking on the XP disk but was unable to locate the file or folder. If I do a seach it says the file is in C:. Any help would be appreciated.

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by ptreadway In reply to missing "RUNDLL32.exe"

Go to www.dllfix.net this is pcdocrx oncall,click on free test.It will run a scan and tell what file is missing.

Hope this helps

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by OrionPrime In reply to missing "RUNDLL32.exe"

I found the following post that might help you with your problem.

http://www.computing.net/windowsxp/wwwboard/forum/96860.html

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by sgt_shultz In reply to missing "RUNDLL32.exe"

sorry, insufficient data. if you are not up to the latest XP service pack, i would try that first. here are other ideas from http://support.microsoft.com searched Windows XP shutdown...it is too big to post in it's entirety...this is the part that sounded most like your problem...
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Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 308029
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The Computer Stops Responding When You Try to Shut Down or Restart the Computer
To resolve this problem, use either of the methods that are described in the following sections.
Try to Shut Down or Restart the Computer from Safe Mode
For additional information about troubleshooting Windows XP by using Safe mode, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
315222 A Description of the Safe Mode Boot Options in Windows XP

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by sgt_shultz In reply to

310602 How to Disable a Service or Device that Prevents Windows from Starting

NOTE: If you can shut down or restart your computer from Safe mode, continue to the next section to troubleshoot possible driver issues.
Use Device Manager to Determine If the Problem Is Related to a Device Driver
You can use Device Manager to examine and change devices that are configured by software. Note that if the hardware device uses jumper pins or dip switches, you must configure the device manually.

For additional information, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
310126 Troubleshooting Device Conflicts with Device Manager

314464 How to Troubleshoot Unknown Devices Listed in Device Manager

Try to Restore Operation of Windows XP by Using System Restore
You can use the System Restore tool to return your computer to a previous working state. System Restore takes a "snapshot" of critical system files and some program files and stores this information as restore points. You can use these restore points to return Windows XP to a previous state.

For additional information about using the System Restore tool, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

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by sgt_shultz In reply to

306084 HOW TO: Restore the Operating System to a Previous State in Windows XP

For additional information about System Restore, click Help and Support on the Start menu. In the Search box, type system restore, and then press ENTER.
Try to Restore Operation of Windows XP by Using the Last Known Good Configuration Functionality
If Windows does not start, restart Windows by using the Last Known Good Configuration functionality:
Start the computer, and when Windows begins to start, press F8 to make the Windows Advanced Options menu appear.
Use the arrow keys to select Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked), and then press ENTER.
If a Boot menu appears, use the arrow keys to select Microsoft Windows XP, and then press ENTER.

Windows XP starts your computer by using the registry information that was saved at the last shutdown.
Try to Repair Your Installation of Windows XP by Performing an In-place Upgrade
You can repair a damaged Windows installation if you run Windows Setup from the Windows XP CD-ROM.

For additional information about how to perform an in-place upgrade of Windows XP, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
315341 How to Perform an In-Place Upgrade (Reinstallation) of Windows XP

Confirm that the CMOS/BIOS Settings Are Correct
WARNING: This procedure may involve changing the complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) settings and modifying the basic input/output system (BIOS) settings. Incorrect changes to your computer's BIOS can result in serious problems. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems resulting from changes to your BIOS can be solved. Change your CMOS settings at your own risk.

Incorrect or corrupted CMOS and BIOS settings can cause startup and shutdown problems. Microsoft cannot provide specific instructions to change your CMOS and BIOS settings, because these settings are specific to your computer.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to

For information about the correct CMOS and BIOS settings for your computer and about how to check and change these settings, see your computer documentation or contact the manufacturer of your computer.

NOTE: A damaged or insufficiently charged internal battery can corrupt CMOS or BIOS settings.
Confirm That Your Hard Disk or File System Is Not Damaged
You may be able to resolve the problem if you start your computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM, load the Microsoft Recovery Console, and then use the Chkdsk command line utility.

IMPORTANT: Microsoft recommends that only advanced users or administrators use the Recovery Console. You must know the administrator's password to use the Recovery Console.

For additional information about how to check and repair a damaged hard disk using Chkdsk, see the 'Using the Recovery Console' and 'Using the Recovery Console Command Prompt' sections in the following article, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
307654 HOW TO: Install and Use the Recovery Console in Windows XP

NOTE: If the Chkdsk command reports that it cannot access your hard disk, you may have a hardware failure. Check all of your cable connections and any jumper settings on your drive. Ask either a computer repair professional or the manufacturer of your computer for more help.

If the chkdsk command reports that it was unable to fix all hard drive problems, your file system or Master Boot Record (MBR) may be damaged or be no longer accessible. Explore appropriate Recovery Console commands such as fixmbr and fixboot, contact a data recovery service, or repartition and reformat your hard disk.

NOTE: If you repartition and reformat your hard disk, you will lose all of the information on the disk.

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by vic66 In reply to missing "RUNDLL32.exe"

Go to this site and download the DLL and put it in your System32 folder..

http://p-nand-q.com/download/rundll32.html

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