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Old 05-04-2006, 12:23 AM
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Default Start up error popup

Whenever I start up my computer I get a
"Windows cannot find C:\WINDOWS\System32\System32.exe"
I think it is somehow link to the windows media player, because when ever i try to playa video clip using it i get a similiar message at the bottom of my screen.
Could Anyone PLEASE Help..
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Old 05-04-2006, 01:09 AM
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This is caused because of an incomplete removal of the W32.KWBot.C.Worm virus from your computer.

Here is Microsoft Knowledge Base article to fix this problem.
You receive a "Cannot find C:\Windows\System32\System32.exe" warning message when you start Windows XP - Article 833767

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Old 05-04-2006, 01:13 AM
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A cheap way around this (not efficient) is to simply add a useless file with notepad or some other basic program called System32.exe in the specified folder.
This error occurs when a few viruses which have attatched themselves to your startup in a hidden manor are trying to load and the infections have been removed.

A more proper removal can be done in the registry, under the path:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Run registry subkey
or something similar (this is what was the path on my roomates comp)
and delete any key named: Explorer.exe C:\Windows\system32\system32.exe or cmd.exe or cmd32.exe
this should remove the call to launch this file.


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