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    Getting error message " rundll32.exe can't be found" when trying to change screensaver in windows 7?

    I am facing some issues with my windows 7 Laptop. I don't know the extent of this error but currently I am not able to change its screensaver. Whenever I try to change the screensaver, an error occurs with message " rundll32.exe can't be found".What does it mean and how to solve this issue?



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    Re: Getting error message " rundll32.exe can't be found" when trying to change screensaver in windows 7?



    To solve the error Message "rundll32.exe can't be found". follow these steps:-

    Insert the Windows CD in the DVD Writer..

    Click start then run, type in sfc /scannow.

    It will scan for Windows missing files, prompt you to insert your Windows CD,replace the missing files only and fix your problems.

    Make sure you type hit the space bar between sfc and / or you will get an error message.

    Thanks

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    Re: Getting error message " rundll32.exe can't be found" when trying to change screensaver in windows 7?

    Try the following to solve your problem

    >> Right click on desktop and click on new > text document

    >> Now type the following code into it

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open\command]
    @="\"%1\" %*"

    >> Save the file with .reg extension

    >> Double click on the file and reboot your system


    If your problem is not fixed try to use the system restore

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    Re: Getting error message " rundll32.exe can't be found" when trying to change screensaver in windows 7?

    hii

    If you are not able to change the screensaver and getting the error with the message " rundll32.exe can't be found" then i think there is some virus in your PC and hence , its not allowing the file to open ...
    Sometimes it happens that if your PC is affected by viruses then you experience these type of problem in your PC like some of the settings get changed automatically , data gets deleted from PC , programs and software dont run at all or crashes in between ...

    So , for this first scan your PC for viruses and remove the viruses and repair the files ..
    Next you can also format your PC and then see if it makes some changes or not..

    If nothing works then follow the steps given below these will help you surely :

    - For this you need windows 7 CD ... Take the windows 7 CD and put it in the CD ROM drive
    - Now click on start menu and then click on run
    - Next you have to type in "expand X:\i386\rundll32.ex_ c:\windows\system32\rundll32.exe" in the search box
    - Remember that here X is you CD ROM drive letter
    - At last after doing this and pressing enter restart your computer to complete the process and make the changes ...

    thanks

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    Re: Getting error message " rundll32.exe can't be found" when trying to change screensaver in windows 7?

    Hey for this

    fix it your self by following steps

    Rename the existing rundll32.exe
    1.open C:\windows\system32
    2.Right click on rundll32.exe
    3.select "rename"
    4.Name it rundll32.exe.old

    Obtained a new rundll32.exe from the winsxs folder

    1.first open C:\windows\winsxs
    2.In the search winsxs at the top right of the winsxs folder,type rundll32.exe(It may take few second to search the folder because its contents are not indexed by default)
    3.Right click on the rundll32.exe in the search result and select open file location.
    4.right click on the rundll32.exe and select copy
    5.Go back to C:\windows\system32
    6.right click in an empty space and click paste(This should create a new rundll32.exe in your system32 folder)
    7.reboot the system and test.

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    Re: Getting error message " rundll32.exe can't be found" when trying to change screensaver in windows 7?

    Hiiiiiii
    this problem arises when the run32dll.exe files are corrupted.it can be fixed by replacing the file
    you can download the run32dll.exe and replace the file corrupted file with new file
    http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/dll-files.shtml?run32
    the above link is for downloading the run32dll.exe '
    Thank You

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    Re: Getting error message " rundll32.exe can't be found" when trying to change screensaver in windows 7?

    rundll32.jpg rundll-error.jpg


    dear friend,

    Some dll files may arise this problem.

    You can try to solve it manually.

    At first check your whole system will an antivirus. But make sure that the antivirus version is genuine & has a good capability to take action against virus. Delete all the virus & malwares from your system. Open the task manager & select the process tab. Search for rundll32.exe process & right click on it. Select End process tree option. If you didn't install the graphics driver or you have the a backdated driver then upgrade that to the maximum & install in your computer. Uninstall all the unused & inactive programs from the control panel. If you've installed any program in your computer via internet then uninstall all of these. Because these files may got infected & arising this error. Perform a reboot in your computer.

    If these doesn't work then you can solve the problem using a third party software.

    Copy+Paste the following link in the address-bar on your browser & hit enter.

    http://www.rundll-exe.com/go/FixWizard/

    But you must have working internet connection for that.

    Download this file & install it after a full antivirus scan.

    Now follow the steps prompted to fix rundll32.exe error effectively.

    Hope these info will help you to solve your issue.

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    Re: Getting error message " rundll32.exe can't be found" when trying to change screensaver in windows 7?

    Please follow any of the following methods:-

    Method 1

    a> Run an online virus scan from the link given below & check if the issue persists.

    Link:- http://www.microsoft.com/security/sc...s/default.aspx

    b> Ensure that your antivirus and antispyware software is up-to-date
    c> Scan your computer in normal mode and safe mode,
    d> You may try Microsoft Security Essentials on your machine.


    Method 2.

    a> Click on Start, click on All Programs, click on Accessories, right-click on Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type your desire password, or click Allow

    b> Type the command "sfc /scannow", and then hit ENTER

    Note: A message will appear stating that 'the system scan will begin. The scan may take some time

    c> If any files require a replace, SFC will replace them. You may be asked to insert your Win7 DVD for this process to continue

    d> If everything is okay you should, after the scan, see will get this message "Windows resource protection did not find any integrity violations"

    e> After the scan has completed, close the command prompt window, restart the computer and check.


    Good Luck

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    Re: Getting error message " rundll32.exe can't be found" when trying to change screensaver in windows 7?

    Dear friend
    This is not a fatal error. So do not worry about this too much.

    Just follow following steps given below
    1. PUT WINDOWS 7 DISC IN DVD/CD ROM
    2. RESTART YOUR MACHINE.
    3. PRESS ANY KEY TO BOOT FROM CD.
    4. THEN GO TO CUSTOMIZE
    5. THEN PRESS "R".
    6. AFTER PRESSING R YOU GOT A MASSAGE FOR START UP REPAIR OPTION
    7. THEN GO THROUGH THIS PROCESS
    8. YOU WILL BE RECOVERED
    THANKS.

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    Re: Getting error message " rundll32.exe can't be found" when trying to change screensaver in windows 7?

    Please follow any of the following methods:-

    Method 1

    a> Run an online virus scan from the link given below & check if the issue persists.

    Link:- http://www.microsoft.com/security/sc...s/default.aspx

    b> Ensure that your antivirus and antispyware software is up-to-date
    c> Scan your computer in normal mode and safe mode,
    d> You may try Microsoft Security Essentials on your machine.


    Method 2.

    a> Click on Start, click on All Programs, click on Accessories, right-click on Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type your desire password, or click Allow

    b> Type the command "sfc /scannow", and then hit ENTER

    Note: A message will appear stating that 'the system scan will begin. The scan may take some time

    c> If any files require a replace, SFC will replace them. You may be asked to insert your Win7 DVD for this process to continue

    d> If everything is okay you should, after the scan, see will get this message "Windows resource protection did not find any integrity violations"

    e> After the scan has completed, close the command prompt window, restart the computer and check.


    Good Luck

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    Re: Getting error message " rundll32.exe can't be found" when trying to change screensaver in windows 7?

    Please follow any of the following methods:-

    Method 1

    a> Run an online virus scan from the link given below & check if the issue persists.

    Link:- http://www.microsoft.com/security/sc...s/default.aspx

    b> Ensure that your antivirus and antispyware software is up-to-date
    c> Scan your computer in normal mode and safe mode,
    d> You may try Microsoft Security Essentials on your machine.


    Method 2.

    a> Click on Start, click on All Programs, click on Accessories, right-click on Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type your desire password, or click Allow

    b> Type the command "sfc /scannow", and then hit ENTER

    Note: A message will appear stating that 'the system scan will begin. The scan may take some time

    c> If any files require a replace, SFC will replace them. You may be asked to insert your Win7 DVD for this process to continue

    d> If everything is okay you should, after the scan, see will get this message "Windows resource protection did not find any integrity violations"

    e> After the scan has completed, close the command prompt window, restart the computer and check.


    Good Luck

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    Re: Getting error message " rundll32.exe can't be found" when trying to change screensaver in windows 7?

    Hi friend

    --->Insert the Window bootable cd in drive

    --->Restart the system

    --->press the key for booting

    --->select Repair option

    --->next,due to this some problems are recovered

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