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    Getting message 'Rundll32.exe is missing' when accessing items of Windows XP Control panel

    Hi, I am getting message from system when trying to access items from control panel. Why i am getting this message. I tried to restore windows but nothing result came out. What to do, any helpful suggestions welcomed here!!



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    Aniruddha Array
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    Re: Getting message 'Rundll32.exe is missing' when accessing items of Windows XP Control panel

    Hi,

    A very important assistant file that read file with .dll extention is missing from the windows folder, which may have happend due to corruption or unknowing deletion etc.
    But the file is so important that without the file windows cant read the .dll`s and the dll`s are the storehouse of the instruction and codes of activities of windows.
    So, Download a copy og Rundll32.exe from microsoft site and manually copy it in windows System folder.
    Or insert Windows original cd into optical drive and repair the existing setting, that will also rewrite the rundll32 file into windows.
    Backup your system first cause any data loss will be irrecoverable.
    Thanks.

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    Re: Getting message 'Rundll32.exe is missing' when accessing items of Windows XP Control panel

    Hey friend ,

    If you are facing this problem then your system rundll file might get corrupted or can be deleted by the virus .
    To solve this problem you can manually copy and paste this file from your installation disc or from other system to
    the system file library .
    It will work properly without any problem and then you will not see any error message again ..

    thnx

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    Re: Getting message 'Rundll32.exe is missing' when accessing items of Windows XP Control panel

    HELLO ,

    This issue occurs because of a missing or corrupted Rundll32.exe file. This issue may also be caused by a virus.


    , follow the procedure :-

    1.
    Put the Windows XP CD ROM disk in the CD ROM drive.
    2.
    Click Start , and then click Run .
    3.
    Type expand X :\i386\rundll32.ex_ c:\windows\system32\rundll32.exe

    or go the mentioned link to download the fix of this problem https://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm

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