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By casey.dorff ·
I upgrade from Win95 to Win98 and got Norton Anti-Virus which showed I had 12 viruses on my PC. I ended up deleting a setup32.exe file that Norton made me think wasn't that important. Since then I have had numerous problem with errors and lock ups. Where can I find this file that was in my C:/Win95 directory? What does that file do? What can I do?

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by opatzg In reply to Setup32.exe file

Personally I would not sweat the one file, if I had 12 viruses on my pc I'ld backup what I knew was ok and format the drive and reload. Otherwise you may be missing a few more. Otherwise setup32.exe should be under your windows\system32 or windowsdirectory, I'ld try reinstalling window98 at a minimum. Setup usually runs the install process for any application and I'ld expect setup32 to be the 32bit version instead of the 16bit version of the file (basically depending on how the install was built and what kind of program it is would decide whether set32 for 32bit apllications or setup for 16bit applications was in control of the install.
Good Luck

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by Alpha-Male In reply to Setup32.exe file

I seriously doubt deleting that file is the source of your instability woes. It is most likely that you HAD 12 viruses (!!!) and that your system has been damaged considerably.

If you are now running the latest av data files and know your machineis clean, I would backup your data, reformat your drive, reinstall your OS and software and start fresh. There's no way you can be sure what worked correctly and didn't when you upgraded your OS on a virus-riddled box. Backup your needed data and make sure your OS is installed and 100% functional. Then build on top of that stable foundation. Sure it's a hassle...but not so much a hassle as losing work and losing data when your machine keeps crashing.

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by ssheldon In reply to Setup32.exe file

Keep in mind that Setup32.exe is a installation file and wouldn't/shouldn't be running as part of the OS's normal operation. It is likely, as has been mentioned, that one of the other (infected) files that was removed, is actually the problem and your installation of windows is damaged.

I too would recommend wiping the drive including repartitioning and then reinstall. You will benefit in two ways, 1. you will regain lost performance and 2. wipe the virus completely (usually). This is also a fork in the road to consider upgrading to a newer OS.

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by wlbowers In reply to Setup32.exe file

You'll never get this machine right. Backup
your documents. Drop the hammer on the
hard drive and reload.

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by casey.dorff In reply to Setup32.exe file

Do I need to back up everything so I get all the ddl files, etc.? Why should I partition my disk? Would I be better off to install windows 98 in stead of doing the upgrade stuff again?

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by casey.dorff In reply to Setup32.exe file

This a 266mhz with 120mb mem. Do I just format the whole thing and go with Windows 98 rather than doing the upgrade thing again? Why should I partition my drives? When backing up can I trust Norton that I won't have ANY bad files because I don't have disks for some programs and I know I'll need to pull some off the backups and will be missing dll files along with others.

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by casey.dorff In reply to Setup32.exe file

This a 266mhz with 120mb mem. Do I just format the whole thing and go with Windows 98 rather than doing the upgrade thing again? Why should I partition my drives? When backing up can I trust Norton that I won't have ANY bad files because I don't have disks for some programs and I know I'll need to pull some off the backups and will be missing dll files along with others.

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