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C:\Windows\System32 folder on desktop every time I boot up.

Question: C:\Windows\System32 folder on desktop every time I boot up.

Hello again BC Community:
 
I researched this problem last summer and can’t remember how I resolved it, or which tool I downloaded on recommendation that did fix it (either from the BC site a/o elsewhere). But, once again, whenever I turn on my pc using Windows XP Pro/32 edition, that ridiculous window folder pops up on my desktop for the C:\Windows\Sytstem32 folder. I always close it and go on about my business but it is really getting annoying again.
 
I know it has to do with my registry, I've heard about the quick fix, xp_system32opens.vbs, which is suppose to tell me if the script can fix my issue, or not. Plus other suggestions from geeks in Google, etc. But, I don’t like going into my registry at all. Especially to determine values. Even with Regedit backing me up in case I screw up, I prefer to stay out of there on my own!
 
Is there any easier way to resolve this? I’m sure this issue has already been addressed in the BC Forums before. If a thread solution already exists, could someone please send me that link?
 
I remain open to all other suggestions as well!
 
Thanks again. You guys are great!
 
Re,
 
/MH~
 
 

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Preferred Solution: C:\Windows\System32 folder on desktop every time I boot up.

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I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: C:\Windows\System32 folder on desktop every time I boot up.

This may work, if you don't want to tackle the offending registry keys.
 
Kelly's Korner
 
Line 260 - right hand side
 
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

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I read some of the other posts on this and have run the scans to get started bu I can seem to get this one undone. Problem is that C:\WINDOWS\system32 opens every time I reboot my wife's laptop. Here are the scans as requested before posting in the guide. I appreciate any help in solving this one.

Set msconfig to normal
Ran CCleaner and Spybot--current levels
Counterspy-had to run it in normal mode
Ran bitdefender in normal-unable in safe mode
Ran Pandascan active, get runkey and shownew
Ran HJT and saved log

Logs attached: More in a minute

Thanks!

Adam
 

Answer:C:Windows\system32 folder opening on boot

Here is runkey adn show new and HJT

Thanks again!

Adam
 

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Hi,
I am having a problem with my computer that I am for once not able to fix.
I was wondering if anyone would be able to give me a hand.

The problem is that a folder with the address: C:\WINDOWS\system32 opens after my computer is booted up. I have run NAV, Adaware, & Spybot, but they were unable to correct the problem. I also checked the Microsoft FAQ about this issue, and was not able to see any problems with my registry.

I just installed HijackThis on my computer and his is the result of the scan.
Thanks in advance,
Brent

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 10:11:34 PM, on 9/18/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Energizer FileSaver\UPSMON_Service.Exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Sprint\PCS Connection Manager\OSCMUtilityService.exe
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Answer:C:\Windows\system32 folder opening after boot-up

Hi reay21

Welcome to TSG!

Go to Start > Run and type in msconfig.
Click OK or hit the Enter key.

Click on the "Startup" tab and remove the check by this entry:

SB Audigy 2 Startup Menu /L:ENG

Click "Apply" then "Close"

You will be prompted to restart. Go ahead and restart.

Upon restart you will be confronted with a dialogue box warning about running in selective startup. Just ignore that message and put a check in the box by "Don't show me this message or launch the System Configuration Utility when Windows starts" and click "OK". You will not be bothered by the message again.

Run Hijack This again and put a check by these. Close ALL windows except HijackThis and click "Fix checked"

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {549B5CA7-4A86-11D7-A4DF-000874180BB3} - (no file)

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {FDD3B846-8D59-4ffb-8758-209B6AD74ACC} - (no file)

Restart your computer.
 

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When I start the computer up, the Windows Boot Manager screen comes on. I press enter, but every time the desktop comes up, the icons have rearranged themselves to be as close to the left hand side of the screen as possible. Also, the computer is chucking me out of games sometimes, when before they didnt. Could I be infected?

This is the first post I have done on this forum, so if I have done something wrong, please let me know. Thanks

Answer:Windows Boot Manager comes up every time I turn on the computer, Icons re-arrange themselves on desktop every time i start up t...

Hello. Have I done something wrong in my posting? Please let me know if I have. It has now been over 48 hours since I asked my question. Has anyone ever had this problem before or am I over-reacting.

Thankyou

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Hi!
Setting: I have two identical Notebooks - bought at the same time at the same shop -  that have two internal harddisk slots. They had win 7 preinstalled. I chose the 64 bit version.


As time went by I changed the harddisks 3 or 4 times over the years. The last two changes were to SSD.
One old HD is gone, as it overheated. (But I was able to secure all data.)
The current problem:
To change to the new SSD on NB1 (Notebook1) I cloned the "C"-Partition from the other notebook.
Then I put the SSD in NB1's harddisk slot. In the other harddisk slot there is an old harddisk once running this notebook.
First time it didn't boot, whyever, but second time it did boot. It booted from the new SSD. (I changed the boot-order in the bios appropriatly. And the old harddisk has a defect MBR, so can't boot anyway.)
Two days ago I accessed the old harddisk, where I had a folder "windows.old" which actually contained a quite complete copy of an old state of that harddisks original partition back when it was the OS running harddisk. When trying to access the
user's folder on that old harddisk, it said I need administrator right, then it will be made permanently accessible to me (my current user on the SSD logged in.) It took some minutes, and everything was alright.
When ending work I put the system in "Hibernation" (Ruhezustand).
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Hi!
Setting: I have two identical Notebooks - bought at the same time at the same shop -  that have two internal harddisk slots. They had win 7 preinstalled. I chose the 64 bit version.


As time went by I changed the harddisks 3 or 4 times over the years. The last two changes were to SSD.
One old HD is gone, as it overheated. (But I was able to secure all data.)
The current problem:
To change to the new SSD on NB1 (Notebook1) I cloned the "C"-Partition from the other notebook.
Then I put the SSD in NB1's harddisk slot. In the other harddisk slot there is an old harddisk once running this notebook.
First time it didn't boot, whyever, but second time it did boot. It booted from the new SSD. (I changed the boot-order in the bios appropriatly. And the old harddisk has a defect MBR, so can't boot anyway.)
Two days ago I accessed the old harddisk, where I had a folder "windows.old" which actually contained a quite complete copy of an old state of that harddisks original partition back when it was the OS running harddisk. When trying to access the
user's folder on that old harddisk, it said I need administrator right, then it will be made permanently accessible to me (my current user on the SSD logged in.) It took some minutes, and everything was alright.
When ending work I put the system in "Hibernation" (Ruhezustand).
Yesterday when starting the system, the starting screen was in English "Windows is continued" instead of... Read more

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Answer:Why is my system32 folder open at boot?

Hiya,as i boot up my pc and arrive at the desktop the Windows/system32 folder is always open there.I think it started appearing after i removed my soundcard and uninstalled the software and drivers for it.Why is it there and how do i stop it from appearing at startup on the desktop?Nas

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So I was helping a friend with his computer, and noticed his Norton AV had expired. I uninstalled the old AV, and began to install Avast. As soon as I ran the Avast setup program, it would open for a second, and then disappear. I tried numerous times, each time, it would close after a second.

Thought that must be a bug, so I restarted in Safe Mode and tried running an HJT scan. Same thing happened, I'd double click on HJT and nothing would happen. I decided to give ComboFix a try, and ran it from safe mode. It found some junk and removed it, and then restarted. Upon restart, I told the computer to boot to safe mode, before the windows splash screen (or safe mode list of files), it quickly crashed and began rebooting again. I hit F8 for safe mode again, and this time it booted to a missing hal.dll error.

Using another computer, I tried locating hal.dll, but immediately noticed that the entire system32 folder was missing. Hidden files and Operating System files are shown. I have tried using attrib to make the folder visible, but I get a file not found error. I searched the hard drive for hal.dll and only found a version in the i386 folder.

Anyway, has anyone run into this before? Any suggestions on where the system32 folder might have gone? I tried Easy Recovery to see if it showed up as a deleted file/folder, but it didn't.

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Answer:System32 Folder vanished - Can't boot

That's a good adventurous idea, trying to install over it and then recovering the registry from the previous version. I haven't had that problem before but at my previous workplace people were always mistakenly moving folders around on our development servers.

So, I think it's probable that system32 is still on the computer.

And if you're going to try fixing his problem like that, it seems as logical to burn someone's system32 folder, copy it to his PC, then try to boot, or to then recover the registry.

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This is a minor annoyance but, as is so often the case with Windows XP, it could be a symptom of something deeper: when I boot Windows cold, the "System32" folder opens on screen. I had to reinstall the system (repair option) for another reason, but the same thing keeps happening. How can I find the cause of this?
 

Answer:System32 folder opens on boot

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Anyone know how to fix this? I have Kaspersky Internet Security 2009, and it doesn't fix it. I also have Spybot and AdAware, and these don't fix it. I've also run SmitfraudFix, and this hasn't helped either. Neither does playing with the startup settings in msconfig.
Help!
 

Answer:System32 folder keeps opening on boot up

The most likely cause of folders opening up unexpectedly on startup is a program trying to run on startup but with an incorrect path:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?id=170086
 

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Hi everyone,

Since removing a few older programs the other day (AVS Converter and Creative's Zen Mp3 suite) I've been having a folder open up automatically upon booting in the morning. It's not an error, per se, but rather the windows/system32 folder just opens up. It just gives me this:

These files are hidden

This folder contains files that keep your system working properly. You should not modify its contents.

Show contents of this folder <clickable link>

I can easily click through it and work, but I'd rather just fix it, if I can.

Any ideas anyone?

Thanks
 

Answer:System32 folder opening at boot-up

digboy, Check out the link below.

System32 Folder Opens When Logging on to Windows XP, Windows 2000, or Windows NT 4.0
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q170086/

You could also go to the link below and download & run the "System32 Folder Opens Upon Boot" vbs Fix. It's Number 260 in the right side column. It has worked for others. Download .vbs file and save it to your hard drive (you may want to right click and use Save Target As). Double
click the vbs file. You will be prompted when the script is done.

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Are you using a Dell computer?

Tufenuf
 

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Hi All, I hope someone can help.
I have a packard bell desktop from 2007 with windows vista. I've not used it for a long time as I bought a laptop but now I want to take all my old photos etc off the desk top.
When I switched in on a black screen came up with the title 
American Megatrends
Ambios © 2005 American mega trends inc.
 
Press F2 to run set up
Press F8 for BBS POPUP
Press F12 to reboot from network 
And various other F options
I pressed F2 to run set up but it took me to a page with Various options but whichever I press
non will reboot the machine.
Can anyone help
 
Thanks 
 

Answer:Desktop not used for a long time won't boot up windows vista.

Hi collywobbles, to the Bleeping Computer Community.
Since your desktop was not used for a long time but on early splash gives you a setup screen which means there is no problem with the board and power itself, try first going to your BIOS setup (press F1, Del, F2) and then see if your hard drive is detected then load default setup the function key is usually found on the low/right windows of the BIOS menu. Double check the date and time is current and or change manually then save and exit.
 
If nothing happens, the CMOS battery might be dead or weak. Removing this battery for a couple of minutes or replacing it would reload the default hardware settings. Make sure to manually change the BIOS time/date again next time or see previous suggestion above. By doing this, you would need to open the side casing while computer is powered off and unplugged. It would also be worth checking and or reseating the hard drives cables are well fitted.
 

A CMOS Battery
 
If you need to be straight forward on getting the data without messing with the desktop anymore, using a USB enclosure and then connecting it to your laptop would be also another option, see more information on enclosures.

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My desktop computer has windows 7 (32-bit). That problem is that the computer is taking about 5 minutes to boot. I have been experiencing this problem for the past few months. I tried running my Norton 360 antivirus full system scan but that did not solve the problem. I haven't done anything else to solve the problem.
 
My computer specifications are as follows:
 
OS: Windows 7 Professional 32-bit SP1
 
CPU:  Intel Core i3 2100 @ 3.10GHz
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
 
RAM:  4.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
 
Motherboard: Intel Corporation DH61WW (LGA1155 CPU 1)
 
Graphics: VA1703wSERIES ([email protected])
                2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 520 (Undefined)
 
Storage:  465GB Seagate ST500DM002-1BD142 ATA Device (SATA)
 
Optical drives: No optical disk drives 
 
Audio:  Realtek High Definition Audio
 
 I would be grateful if someone helps me to expedite the matter.  
 

Answer:My desktop computer (which has windows 7) takes a long time to boot

Hi and welcome to BC
 
Have you try to disable some unwanted startup programs?

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I have two computers that are doing this. They had that horrible trojan that sends messages about how your computer is infected with a virus and you should click and download their little anti-virus program to fix things.

After I cleaned everything up using AVG, Spybot S&D, and Ad-Aware the computers seem to work fine - just one little annoying problem: every time the computers are rebooted the system32 window will pop open as soon as Windows comes up.

Nothing major... but it's not "right" so it bothers me.

Here's the HJT log off one of the machines:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:44:08 PM, on 6/8/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\runservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy LS\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver3\LVCOMS.EXE
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Answer:Removed malware, now system32 folder opens on boot up.

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad in order to assist you when carrying out the following instructions.

Downloads
smitRem.exe - Run it and extract it to it's own folder on the Desktop.

Ewido Security SuiteInstall Ewido Security Suite
When installing, under "Additional Options" uncheck..Install background guard
Install scan via context menu

Double-click the icon on Desktop to launch Ewido
You will need to update Ewido to the latest definition files.On the left hand side of the main screen click update.
Then click on Start Update.
The update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.
If you are having problems with the updater, you can use this link to manually update Ewido
When you have finished updating, EXIT Ewido.

Next, please reboot your computer in SafeMode by doing the following:Restart your computer
After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, press F8.
Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu should appear
Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode.

Tools
Run Ewido with it's updated definitions:(...it's important that all windows must be closed) Click Scanner
Click Complete System Scan to begin scanning.
Click OK when prompted to clean files
With the first file it prompts to clean, select the option: "Perform action on all infections"
.Choose clean and click OK.
Once finished, click the Save report button & save the report to your ... Read more

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z61m with a 60 GB drive I have purchased a 200 GB Lenovo drive just in case I can't get this one to be repaired. I get a message that there are missing or corrupted files in the system 32 folder and a suggestion to try doing a Windows repair. This machine did not come with a Windows XP distro CD, but I do have one for my desktop system. Can I use the XP distro CD to try to repair Windows on the original HDD? If not, I did make recovery CDs when I got the machine - can I use these to restore the system's original setup, but on the 200 GB HDD? I realize all the stuff added to the machine after purchase will be zapped. Finally, I'm interested in putting a Linux partition and dual boot arrangement on the machine.  Possible or not with the whole Thinkvantage thing (which my guess is a linux partition anyways)

Answer:Missing file(s) in system32 folder message on boot - what now?

yes to the CDs on the 200GB HDD & yes to linux dual boot





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Hi,

Recently my Windows XP HP laptop started taking exceptionally long to load the desktop Icons on bootup. Wondering if something in my registry got messed up recently. Looking for advise on how to troubleshoot this issue so I can fix the long delay in loading the desktop icons.

Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 2002
Service Pack 2

T2500 @2.0 GHZ
2.00 GHz, 0.99 Gb of RAM

thanks
 

Answer:Windows XP Laptop on boot up takes long time to display desktop Icons

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can't find windows\system 32 folder

Answer:windows\system32 folder

Is Windows\System32 a Hidden folder on your system? If so Unhide it...http://tips4pc.com/articles/compute...Did you Google for an answer before asking the question?

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Hi AllEverytime i boot my pc, the window c:\windows\system 32 folder opens up on the desktop. I have checked startup etc and can find no entries in there. Have run adaware etc and everything is clear. Any suggestions??Ta Lahorie

Answer:windows\system32 folder

click here

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Basically, my Windows folder in my C drive is way too big, its 15GB in size, mostly because of my System32 folder, which is 12GB. Now I asked my friend, his whole Windows folder is like a GB. Now he suggested that I format, but I want to see if I can do something about it first. I've already tried using Disk Cleanup, and I'm gonna try defragmenting now. In my Windows folder, theres a lot of folders named like this "$NtUninstallKB915865$", 99 of those folders to be exact, are they needed or not? Now here's a pic of the properties of my system32 folder.

Do you think my pc has a problem with it, and if so, how to fix it, except for formatting, which I will do if theres no other solutions.

Btw, I'm using XP
 

Answer:My Windows/System32 folder is way too big in XP

The "$NtUninstallKBXXXXXX$" folders allow Windows updates and hotfixes to be uninstalled from Add/Remove Programs. If your PC is running fine and you don't plan to ever uninstall updates and hotfixes, these folders can safely be deleted. A similarly named folder "$hf_mig$" should not be deleted.

This does not address your system32 folder problem though. You can download Treesize to see what is taking up so much space and then decide what to about it.
 

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In the subject folder are files named - eraseme_12056.exe, eraseme_41304.exe , eraseme_41552.exe, eraseme_48534.exe, eraseme_64080.exe, eraseme_71005.exe and eraseme_78703.exe. I receive virus messages of C:\windows\system32\eraseme_03004.exe spybot.worm - w32.spybot.worm and C:\windows\system32\.exe backdoor.trojan. You will note that the numbers in the Norton warning system do not match the numbers in the folder.

My Norton antivirus system can not find these on a scan but I can find them on a "search" of folders. The operating system is XP. These virus disrupt my ability to send e-mail. I am using another computer to send this. Can you please assist me in removing these files if they are viruses.
thanks Don
 

Answer:Folder C:\Windows\system32

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I was doing a clean up today and noticed a hidden filein my System32 folder that was inserted this morningcalled Banolina.My winPatrol kept popping up with asking if somestrange DLL's could be run and I got them cleanedup but do not know what to do with thisWindows/system32/banolina .This is all it says and I only went to one site before thedlls started popping up....Thank you for any help.MMM

Answer:something inserted into my Windows system32 folder

Click Here...

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I apologize if this is posted in the wrong section. It's my first time here and i'm still new to this site.Anyways, i just recently decided to use a firewall after using windows default firewall for years. I installed Comodo Firewall. Everything is turning out fine but the past 2 days, i've been getting a message that wininit.exe is trying to connect to me ( Figure 1 ). I'm not sure if it's legit or bad. Please assist. File is located in C:\Windows\System32\wininit.exe ( Figure 2 ).They're all IPs from Asia such as Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan.Figure 1 : http://i49.tinypic.com/30uz5uu.jpgFigure 2 : http://i46.tinypic.com/dgm3yc.jpgAppreciate your time.Cheers

Answer:wininit.exe in Windows 7 system32 folder

Check Properties of the file wininit.exe in System32 directory. This may give you some clues if it is infected or not. Also run an on-line virus scanner from a reputable AV company.By the way, the firewall in Win 7 is pretty good for most practical purposes. You should use it. If you are behind a router at the same time, that is even better.You can also run SFC /SCANNOW from a command prompt with Admin privileges. This checks integrity of system files.Hope the above helps.RegardsSuatCINI

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Good morning,I am running Windows 7 and have noticed that jusched.exe (and a few other java executables) are present in the System32 and SysWoW64 folders as well as the normal Program Files\Java locations.Is this legitimate in Windows 7?Many thanks,Clive Grocott (A Windows novice).

Answer:jusched.exe in Windows\System32 folder.

It look suspicious to me. jusched.exe should only be in a folder like C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.x.x_0x\bin\Does the size is the same in system32 and java folder?Run Security Task Manager http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/i... to check this files.

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i cannot rename my system properties and put my info in it. how do i restore my system32 and windows folder without formating? help!!!!!!!!

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I was trying to clean up my parents' older PC, which was running extremely slow. I had removed almost 114 spyware/malware programs with Spybot-Search & Destroy, as well as removed about 10 Internet Toolbars from various companies. It started running a little faster, so I uninstalled their current antivirus, which was expired, and installed Microsoft Security Essentials. I also noticed the PC needs more memory, as it only has 512 MB of RAM. I have not yet put any more memory in it, as I don't have any on hand. I was also getting a frequent pop-up window that said "Error-cannot find file flash.ocx." I searched the Web and on e-how it said to locate it, copy and paste the file, then rename the copy "flash" and then restart the computer. I had gotten so far as to paste it, and was looking for it in the system32 folder, which had several hundred folders and files in it, and when I couldn't find it, I performed a Windows search for the copy. It said it was in the System32 folder, and when I went back to the folder, it was empty. The files are not hidden. I right-clicked the folder and selected Properties, and it says "0 folders, 0 files." What most likely happened? The computer still works, but I tried restarting it, and when it came back on, I kept getting multiple command prompt windows saying there was an incorrect parameter in the system32 folder. They kept appearing, and to get them to stop, I had to open the Task Manager and en... Read more

Answer:Windows System32 folder is empty

Update: I just now (approx. 9:20 p.m. CST) checked the System32 folder and the System folder. Both now have folders and files back in them. I will re-scan for viruses/malware and try to solve this problem. Any suggestions on what is happening are still welcome. Thank you.
 

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The windows system32 folder automatically opens when i start up my computer why is this?
 

Answer:Solved: Windows System32 folder

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I can't seem to get rid of this problem. I searched on Google for a solution and the most logical starting point seems to be posting my HijackThis log. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:17:14 PM, on 11/15/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smtray.exe
C:\Program Files\IBM\Messages By IBM\ibmmessages.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\SKDAEMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ICO.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Pure Networks\Network Magic\nmapp.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Network Associates\TalkBack\TBMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Pelmiced.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\swdoctor.exe
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Answer:Windows System32 Folder on Startup

I don't know anything about that HJT log, but there was another thread in this forum with the same problem. System32 folder startup. I posted this link and it seemed to have helped:

http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/04/26/to-fix-system32-folder-problem/
 

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I got problem, my system 32 folder is 11,7 GB while others have 1 GB or less than 1 GB... that is surely slowing my PC a lot and i need help.. any instructions? p.s. i did virus scan with anti-virus i also use Advanced SystemCare newest version PRO(not free) and nothing find what is the problem.. someone who could help me..?

Answer:Size of Windows XP System32 folder is 11.7GB?

some kind of virus or file size miscalculation.mabye the virus dumping raw date into the files find the folder or file which is very and send me its name then i will be able to helpmight be a flooder

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could some one please help me. c:\windows\system32 folder has disappeared from windows explorer. my computer was infected by msconfigs.exe, winupdate.exe and p2pnetwork.exe. i have successfully got rid of the virus but i realised that c:\windows\system32 folder has disappeared. i have not turned system restore on since clearing my system of the infection. SOMEONE, ANYONE, PLEASE...heeeeeeeeeeeeellllllllppppppppp!!!!!!!!!!
 

Answer:c:\windows\system32 folder has disappeared

control panel>folder option(inside appearence and theme in the category view)>view
is the hidden files and folder set to show?
 

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When i boot up my computer it doesnt reach the user login screen before it loads of startup repair. It looks for a fix but it doesnt find one. In the diagnosis the only error it shows is 'Boot critical file C:\Windows\system32\drivers\vmbus.sys is corrupt'. I have booted kaspersky repair disk and run a full scan which found no viruses or malware etc. From the startup repair window i have tried a system restore which had the same problem when attempting to boot. I can only access the system recovery options screen.

I am running windows 7 32bit, and i dont have a windows 7 disk but do have the windows 7 32bit iso file that i used to install windows 7.

I would be grateful for any help to resolve this issue.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Unable to boot into Windows 7: Boot critical file C:\Windows\system32\drivers\vmbus.sys is corrupt

but do have the windows 7 32bit iso file that i used to install windows 7
so burn the win7 iso to dvd and see if you can boot to it and run the repair

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If I want to save a word doc or a downloaded program whatever it is to my desktop that is where it goes, except all of sudden it doesn't, Take a word doc and it just did it for a program to. when the word doc is done I go to file>save as>the make sure desktop is in the dropdown box and clicked on and then name the doc and click save. I have did it a million times, but now, instead of showing up my desktop I have to go into my computer>C drive> my documents>owner> then desktop and there it is, I can cut and paste it back to the desktop but why all of a sudden is it saving it there?
 

Answer:Solved: Windows XP SP2-save to desktop-saves it to the desktop folder not the desktop

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Ive checked several forums and even gone through microsoft's database for a solution to this problem, but I just dont seem to see it. Here's the hijack this log of the system. Someone tell me what Im missing, please. (Yes, the system was virused, it took me an hour using autoruns and procexplorer and reboots into and out of safe mode to clear the nasty little buggers) Oh, and the missing LSP, nwprovau.dll seems to be where it should be, and is version 5.1.2600.3015. so go figure? Im using the machine on the net, so i doubt its that... and its just novell, anyway...Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 5:48:25 PM, on 7/18/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\WMPlugIn\SonicStageMonitoring.exeC:\Program Files\Sony\Sony TV Tuner Library\SMceMan.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Com... Read more

Answer:System32 Folder Appears On Windows Startup

Welcome to the BleepingComputer HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum kellin My name is Richie and i'll be helping you to fix your problems.Viewpoint Manager is considered as foistware instead of malware since it is installed without users approval but doesn't spy or do anything "bad". This will change from what we know in 2006 read this article: http://www.clickz.com/news/article.php/3561546You are well advised to remove the program now. Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs and remove the following programs if present:ViewpointViewpoint ManagerViewpoint Media PlayerThen restart your pc.---------------------------------Download and run Fixwareout from the link below: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/files/lonny/Fixwareout.exeAfter the reboot post the contents of the logfile C:\fixwareout\report.txt in your next reply.---------------------------------Please download Combofix and save to your desktop:Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop Close any open browsers. Double click on combofix.exe and follow the prompts. When it's finished it will produce a log. Post the entire contents of C:\ComboFix.txt into your next reply. Note: Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it's running. That may cause the program to freeze/hang. ---------------------------------Download SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri), to your desktop.Double click on Smitfraudfix.cmdSelect option 1 ? Search, by typing 1 and press "Enter&... Read more

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Hello.

Every time i restart my laptop the file explorer keeps opening and it's extremely annoying. Nothing appears out of the ordinary in the startup folder or services. Any suggestions?
 

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Oops I just put the log file on there twice. LOL sorry. Here is the real startuplist StartupList report, 7/2/2007, 2:21:23 AMStartupList version: 1.52.2Started from : C:\HijackThis\HijackThis.EXEDetected: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)Detected: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)* Using default options* Including empty and uninteresting sections* Showing rarely important sections==================================================Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\CTXFIHLP.EXEC:\WINDOWS\CTHELPER.EXEC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exeC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CTXFISPI.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\netdde.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\clipsrv.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32�... Read more

Answer:Mysterious Files In C:\windows\system32 Folder

Did I do something wrong?
Cuz my thing isn't getting much replies.
Only the 2 by me. lol
Please I really need help with the HiJackThing at least please

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hi,
by mistake i started to shred the whole c:\windows\system32 folder, the icons disappeard then the screen went blak now when i try to start there is a message saying :

Windows could not start because of an error in the software.
please report this problem as :
load needed DLLs for kernel.
please contact your support person to report this problem

i do not have any backup copies or drivers whatsoever, so i do i get my laptop back to normal working condition. i ended up shredding the whole folder by mistake instead of a virus. please email me clear instructions as to how to proceed. i am a beginner , so will need detailed instructions on how to fix the problem. thank you very much. hoping to hear from you soon and with the good news that it can be resolved easily.cheers

-jay
 

Answer:shredded whole windows\system32 folder by mistake

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Hi

I have recently tried to install a piece of networking software that my friend gave me on disc. In doing so, it has replaced certain system files in the SYSTEM32 folder.

Now, whenever I try to boot my PC, it gives me a message saying something like "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: WINDOWS\system32\hal.dll".

I don't know what to do here. I have tried using my two Windows CD's but they are all scratched and corrupt now, therefore no use.

At this point I have just ran out of ideas. Any suggestions on this would be greatly apprieciated.

Thanks.
 

Answer:Windows SYSTEM32 System Folder Corrupted

Update

I've just had a thought. If I install my copy of Windows Server 2003 on the PC and boot into that, would I not be able to just replace the system32 folder on the XP installation?

I want someone else's opinion before doing this though.
 

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Hi,

I was clicking around trying reduce the security setting in Windows in order to download a needed .exe file. Can't remember what I did but now a dialogue box opens for every .exe file I try to use. This brought to my attention the regsvr32.exe file that looks like its not supposed to be in the system32 folder and could be malware.

2 issues: turning off the dialogue box that opens everytime i open a program and identifying and deleting malware especially the regsvr32.exe.
I notice the regsvr32 isn't listed as a running process in the HJT log - because I cancelled it in the dialogue box instead of allowing it to run.

any help?

HJT file is as follows:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:33:51 AM, on 11/29/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
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I have a customer who brought in a PC because of BootMGR errors, I tried to run bootrec /rebuildBCD and /fixboot, both to no avail..  We decided the best way to fix the problem is to reinstall Windows, however his CoA has been worn out and there are no visible numbers on it.  So I took the HDD out of the laptop and went to point Produkey to the folder where the registry hives were located when I discovered the C:\Windows\System32\Config folder is missing..  The actual "CONFIG" folder is missing, not the registry hives, but the entire folder they should be contained in is gone... In an attempt to save the customer a buttload of extra money, can anyone provide any possible insight as to how I can retrieve the product keys or what would have happened to the config folder? 
 
All of the google searches I've conducted only yield results for if the SYSTEM reg hive is missing/corrupted, but that is not the case because again, it's the "CONFIG" folder itself that is missing...  *Facepalm*

Answer:Windows\system32\config folder is missing from HDD

Hi, have you tried checking Shadow Copies?
 
 
Right Click on System32 folder >> Choose Properties >> Previous Versions tab.

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Please help! My antivirus deleted winlogon.exe so I cannot logon to windows. So, I'm trying to fix my computer via the recovery console on the xp boot cd. I tried simply copying the winlogon.ex_ file from the cd to my windows\system32 folder and then renaming it winlogon.exe. That didn't work. Does anybody know if I need to expand the file somehow before or after I copy it and how to do that? I feel like i'm so close to getting this thing fixed, but i'm using the wrong command or syntax.

Answer:copying file to windows system32 folder

the command is expandexpand <source directory>/winlogon.ex_ c:\windows\system32\winlogon.exe

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Howdy!What more can be said... C:\WINDOWS\system32 folder opens when I start or re-start.Yes, I have read the MS Knowledgebase info about the 2 Registry entries, but they do not appear in my Registry. System32 Folder Opens When Logging on to Windows XPI did a search in this discussion group and came up empty also.This started when I formatted (last week) and installed WinXP Pro and then started installing my programs, etc.Any help will be GREATLY appreciated!In advance, many thanks.Bob

Answer:C:\windows\system32 Folder Opens At Startup

There's generally 2 causes for this problem:1) incomplete removal of malware (viruses/spyware)2) corrupt installation of autostarting programs (this includes programs that autostart - and programs that are called by other autostarting programs)The first step is to check your startup entries for items that load on startup. You can use msconfig.exe from the Run dialog - but I prefer this free program: http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/Autoruns.htmlIf it's too complicated - then there's another free one here that's easier to use: http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtmlStart by looking for programs that aren't on your system - and for one's that are unfamiliar to you. You can eliminate the one's that are currently started (since they started, they musn't be the problem).Then, one by one, try disabling them and restarting your system. Eventually you'll find the one that causes this behavior.CAVEAT: At times this is caused by the behavior of other programs not involved in the startup process. But eliminating the startup programs as a source of the problem is the first step in finding the problem there also.

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I have a new laptop (Lenovo) running Windows 8.1 and have set up a WAMP server for website development. I need to modify my Host file to set up a Virtual Host. I have always used Windows OS, but not very knowledgeable about tech stuff beyond what I need to know for website development. The problem I have is that my C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc folder is not there.

I started out by having problems setting up an Administrator account. I tried to run lusrmgr.msc and no luck. On my Computer Management screen the Users and Groups folders were missing from Local Users and Groups. I thought maybe the Lenovo installed version of Windows was not full featured, so I paid $100 to upgrade to Windows 8.1 Pro. After the upgrade I was able to access the administrator account and the Users and Groups folders were visible.

But my C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc folder is still missing. I had noticed it was missing before I upgraded to Windows 8.1 Pro, so I don't think that had anything to do with it.

Any ideas? I have been stuck on this for 2 days.

Answer:Missing Folder C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc

This is a long shot, a straw-grasp on my part: have you tried booting rescue DVD or USB stick and running Startup Repair? I'm hoping it would sniff out that the Drivers directory is missing and reinstate it. I'm sure you have already clicked un-hide folders & files from within Folder Options.
Tweaking.com's Windows Repair (All in One), accept default clicks, add items #26 & 27 -- might be your first and best bet.
And, you're not using any 3rd party DriversUpdateManager, correct?
Before doing much more than the above: please make sure you have restorable image backups just in case.

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Windows system32 opens every time I restart. How do I get rid of it? I have already downloaded and updated and ran ad-aware and spybot. Please help!!
 

Answer:[solved] Windows system32 opens every time I restart

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For some reason, whenever I use windows explorer to navigate to the c:/windows/system32 folder, it crashes. When I open the folder, windows explorer becomes unresponsive for a second and then says that "Windows explorer has stopped working". Any help?

Attached are the error reports from windows event viewer.

System Specs:
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer HP-Pavilion
System Type x64-based PC
Processor AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 945 Processor, 3000 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 5.17, 7/24/2009
SMBIOS Version 2.5
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 6.00 GB
 

Answer:Windows Explorer crashes when navigating to system32 folder

According to the info in the text file you attached, the problem is directly related to your Autodesk software (I believe this is CAD software). The offending file appears to be vtkFiltering.dll. It can be found in the Program Files folder in the Autodesk directory: C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Inventor 2011\moldflow\bin\vtkFiltering.dll

A visit to the Autodesk web site's support page and/or forums may be a good idea . . . here's some links:
Basic Support Page: http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/pc/index?id=15115083&siteID=123112
Windows 7 Support: http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/item?siteID=123112&id=14185352 (at the bottom of this page is a "Known Limitations" link - could be helpful)
Online Help & Docs: http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/pc/index?siteID=123112&id=15115212
Forums/Communities/Discussion Groups: http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/index?id=7460177&siteID=123112

This should be more than enough to get you started and/or straightened out . . . GOOD LUCK!
 

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im not sure if its a virus or not but from research i think it is a rootkit and im trying to get rid of the junk, my computer has been laggy and my conection has been slow on the internet. need help figuring out a safe way to remove these files
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17280  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.67.2
Run by chris at 12:49:49 on 2014-10-07
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.16383.12700 [GMT -5:00]
.
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
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c:\PROGRA~2\AVG\AVG2015\avgrsa.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2015\avgcsrva.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\atieclxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Fuel\Fuel.Service.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2015\avgidsagent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2015\avgwdsvc.exe
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Answer:i noticed system32, plus system64 and syswow64 in my windows folder

Hello! Welcome to BleepingComputer Forums!
My name is Georgi and and I will be helping you with your computer problems.
Before we begin, please note the following:
I will working be on your Malware issues, this may or may not, solve other issues you have with your machine.
The logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me.
Stay with the topic until I tell you that your system is clean. Missing symptoms does not mean that everything is okay.
Instructions that I give are for your system only!
Please do not run any tools until requested ! The reason for this is so I know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.
Please perform all steps in the order received. If you can't understand something don't hesitate to ask.
Again I would like to remind you to make no further changes to your computer unless I direct you to do so. I will not help you if you do not follow my instructions.
 
 
The C:\Windows\system64 folder is usually used by the ZeroAccess rootkit.
 
 
Please download the latest version of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.Note: You need to run the version compatibale with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.
Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan bu... Read more

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I just finished running combofix and found some suspicious .dll files in windows/system32 folder , date entry was around a week ago

is there anyway to remove them ? i tried deleting them in safe mode , but their still in use , maybe a script like to delete them before windows starts ?

Answer:removing suspicious .dll files in windows/system32 folder

Please note the message text in blue at the top of this forum. No one should be using ComboFix unless instructed to do so by a Malware Removal Expert. Please read the pinned topic ComboFix usage, Questions, Help? - Look here. As such CF logs and scripts are not permiitted in this forum.Anytime you come across a suspicious file or one that you do not recognize, search the name using Google <- click here for an example.Or search the following databases:BC's Startup Programs DatabaseSystemLookup StartupList IndexProcessLibrary.comFile Research CenterIf you cannot find any information, the file has a legitimate name but is not located where it is supposed to be, or you want a second opinion, submit it to Jotti's virusscan or VirusTotal. In the "File to upload & scan" box, browse to the location of the suspicious file and submit (upload) it for scanning/analysis.-- Post back with the results of the file analysis.

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Hey Guys,

I have been having too many virus issues these days.
I was able to remove the Trojan.vundo virus from my PC but it seems to be coming back again.

Also, there is another big issue!

for some reason i see that there are a lot of TMP files getting created in the system32 folder.

example of the file names are as follows
1. d371a50ae276b3279a42a7b683a260ce.TMP
2. b430ba5c7b05730ac8b0d106a404c258.TMP
3. 009f4dcdd2a980b5acc2d69b2ff02c0b.TMP
can someone please help me stop.
its making my hard drive full and i cannot work like this!!

Peace!
Milind
 

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I Have 2 problems.

1) When the computer boots up I get SYSTEM32 Folder. I have run the removal tooll in Kelly-Korner and did not work. I have followed tthe hreads on you site and cound not find the problem. I have booted computer in Selective start with startup files disabled and still have the problem. I have attached the HIJACK file and hope you can see the issue.

2) The computer will not enter standby mode. I get an error message "System Standby Failed - The device drivre for the easy internet keyboard device is preventing the machine from entering standby .....". I have a VPR Matrix Desktop computer with logitec corded deluxe access keyboard. The keybooard used itouch software. I have tried the latest itouch software and I have tried the itouchsoftware that came on the device driver disk with the computer. I have tried removing all the itouch software and using a basic PS/2 Keyboard and driver with similar failure message. No Sucess yet.

I did use the READ AND RUN me first link on you site and removed some MALWARE. I have attached the HIJACK log, ActiveScan.txt and bdscan.txt files.
 

Answer:SYSTEM32 Folder on Startup/Windows STANDBY Failure

Hi could you also attach the ShowNew and GetRunKeys logs as listed in the guide as well... cheers.
 

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Hey guys, a friend of mine ask me this question, is this folder 876513076663 from C:\WINDOWS\System32\876513076663\37544.dll malicious and any specialty of that folder, I tried to google this 876513076663 but no result came back. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Is this folder malicious C:\WINDOWS\System32\876513076663\37544.dll

Scan the folder with both your anti virus app and with MalwareBytes

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There are duplicates of My Documents, Desktop, Cookies, Application Data etc. at the directory C:\WINDOWS\system32\[User]. Is this normal? Is it safe to delete these files without losing the original files in the proper C:\Documents and Settings\[User] folder?

It seems unneccesary to waste the extra disk space, plus, I've also noticed a problem that when I delete a file from My Documents, it restores itself automatically the next time I turn on the PC. That's how I discovered the system32 folder by running a search, and the file was removed permanently when I deleted it from there.
 

Answer:Duplicate user files in WINDOWS\system32 folder

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What is the COMPONENTS registry hive in Windows\System32\config directory to be the keys name after being loaded in regedit ?

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Hi, does anyone know how to fix this problem? when windows vista start up, the folder system32 automatic open, I could not do anything because there are no start menu, black desktop,
thanks
 

Answer:System32 folder automatically open when windows vista start up

You can start here:

System32 Folder Opens When Logging on to Windows XP, Windows 2000, or Windows NT 4.0
 

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its no big problem but its kinda annoting,the folder somehow managed to get itself set to autostartup every time i turn my comp off and i cant seem to find were to dissable it from doing this. thanks if ya reply
 

Answer:[Resolved] my C:\windows\system32 folder auto opens on startup

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I have been working like crazy to fix this problem to no avail. Please help get me back to normal!! When i click on control panel explorer crashes and i get a message about some sort of personal settings. Also when windows starts my system 32 folder opens up.

Here is my Hijack This Log!!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:13:01 PM, on 9/23/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5700.0006)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Private Folder 1.0\PrfldSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\devldr32.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_08\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1158847256\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AWS\WEATHE~1\Weather.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WgaTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
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Answer:cant access control panel and system32 folder runs at windows start up PLEASE HELP

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Hi guys,

getting low disk space warning...
looking into this, i found folder windows\system32\dlg is 96gb...
for the pass week or so i've notice my cable modem light are going crasy and i'm not even brosing the net...
looks like something is dowling on to my c: drive,
when i stop the process ctfmon.exe my modem light stops.
i search my computer for file ctfmon.exe and found one in system32 folder and one in system32\dlg folder the one in the dlg folder as a mule icon beside and when i bring my mouse curser on it a yellow box open up with description is emule... i tried to remove this emule but can find it in add\remove...

any suggestions
 

Answer:c:\windows\system32\dlg folder size 96gb low disk space warning

Hi guys,

getting low disk space warning...
looking into this, i found folder windows\system32\dlg is 96gb...
for the pass week or so i've notice my cable modem light are going crasy and i'm not even brosing the net...
looks like something is dowling on to my c: drive,
when i stop the process ctfmon.exe my modem light stops.
i search my computer for file ctfmon.exe and found one in system32 folder and one in system32\dlg folder the one in the dlg folder as a mule icon beside and when i bring my mouse curser on it a yellow box open up with description is emule... i tried to remove this emule but can find it in add\remove...

any suggestions
 

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So my windows is partialy freezing at bootup, i can click things but not start anything even trying to shutdown the pc with the power button is out of the question unless i hold it in for a few seconds.

Have not waited to see if the pc starts respond after awhile but these are the error messages i get in the logs from the system log.

Unfortunately my system is Swedish so the messages are in Swedish but i'll try to copy the important bits.

IIS-APPHOSTSVC Event ID 9010 The Application Host Helper encountered an error while trying to access the root of the history directory 'C:\inetpub\history'.

Service Control Manager Event ID 7011 A timeout (30000 ms) occurred while waiting for transaction response from the service LanmanServer.

Think this last one is where it's happend most of the time.

In the program log i found this too.

WMI Event ID 10
Event filter with query "SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 99" could not be reactivated in namespace "//./root/CIMV2" because of error 0x80041003. Events cannot be delivered through this filter until the problem is corrected.

Then there's a warning i've seen for a while but not thought much off in system log.

e1cexpress Event ID 27 No information with this one.


No viruses or malware on the pc.

Answer:Desktop partialy freezing at boot, not all the time

No one? that's a shame

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I run Windows 10 Pro.
I use an application to save and restore my desktop icon layout.
The source is an .msi file and there is also a .dll file.
The application puts 3 items onto the desktop context menu.

1. Save Desktop
2. Restore Desktop
3. Custom Save / Restore

I would like to activate / run the Restore Desktop item at start-up / boot (and ideally on wake-up).
Is there any way to do this.

Answer:Run a Desktop Context item at boot time

donwb said:

I run Windows 10 Pro.
I use an application to save and restore my desktop icon layout.
The source is an .msi file and there is also a .dll file.
The application puts 3 items onto the desktop context menu.

1. Save Desktop
2. Restore Desktop
3. Custom Save / Restore

I would like to activate / run the Restore Desktop item at start-up / boot (and ideally on wake-up).
Is there any way to do this.



You could always add the program that restores the desktop to the task scheduler with the option to start it on login.

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Hey guys:

Vista wont pick up this folder says try looking on disk or network for it.

I went to user account and copy pasted the desktop folder into systemprofile

rebooted and everything looked good, but not for long!

The system then started dumping every program 1 at a time until i ended up blue screened.

HELP please, 2 days messing with this and its doing my head in.

Answer:C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop

Welcome to TSF.
I don't know if I can help but why are you trying to do this? I don't believe that Desktop belongs in that folder.

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Hey Guys:

I have a problem and I think I have just made it worse.

I keep getting a message that C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop is not in that location when I try to boot

I then have blackscreen with cursor that does operate.

I went in and copied the desktop folder to the location and at first it seemed to work but then everything strated dumping 1 at a time.

I now realise that I didnt overwrite the INI to the older version in the desktop folder.

What have I done, is this fixable? Im trying a restore point now but dnt hold much hope as restore hasnt worked since the problem began.

Is this screw up reversible or am I screwed ?
 

Answer:C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop

hi you probably have made it worse by copying the file, worst case is you're gonna have to reinstall windows but try that as a last resort, ok i've had a similar prob to this in the past not the same but very similar where i couldn't get desktop up, try the following.
start task manager ppress ctrl+alt+delete simultainiously,
in the processes tab check to see if explorer.exe is running,
if it is click on it then click end process.
now click on the file tab at the top
and choose new task (run)
in the box type explorer.exe then ok.
that worked for my problem (temporarily) so that i could then get into windows and fix the underlying problem, i hop it does for yours too.
note that i'm running vista but i would think that the above is the same or very similar to other windows o/s
 

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Hello,

I have my laptop setup with windows installed on a SSD (c:\) and all my other data on a separate hard drive (d:\). User folders are also located on drive d:\.

Everything was working fine until I started my laptop last night and didn't notice my d:\ had disconnected. I received the error c:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\desktop when I logged into my account, black screen, search bar did not work, etc. I checked my computer and noticed my d:\ was missing and then realized it was not connected. So I shut down my laptop attached the drive and started it up.

All my data is on the drive and my other accounts work fine. But my user account is still missing everything. When I log in it says it is using the default profile.

I have tried some of the solutions on the forums but they have not worked to this point. My C:\Users is linked to my D:\Users and seems to be working. I'm wondering if its just referencing the wrong locations.

Going to that folder "c:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\" I do not have a desktop folder. If I put the one from "D:\User\" I don't receive that error anymore, but again I'm still missing everything else, I can't use window search, and my shortcuts from the start menu do not work.

Any help will be appreciated.
 

Answer:c:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\desktop

Just to note, I tried system restore but the only check point I have keeps failing. I also tried
HTML:
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/808717-solved-c-windows-system32-config.html
Problem is I cant copy all my folders over because the SSD does not have enough space
 

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Hello,
Please may i ask for some help?
My friend's dad has given me his xp desktop computer to try and fix/get going, when turned on this message appears:
'WINDOWS/SYSTEM32/CONFIG/SYSTEM'
It then asks for the original set up cd rom and to press 'r'....
I have an XP OEM CD, is this reasonably straightforward please?

Answer:Desktop PC says 'WINDOWS/SYSTEM32/CONFIG/SYSTEM' etc

System File
Missing Or Corrupt Windows\System32\Conf\System File
see" target="_blank">http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/how_do_i_repair_a_missing_or_cor1.htm">see here
To fix the "windows\system32\config\system file is mising or corrupt" where
Xp wont boot:
Go to Recovery Console and type:
cd system32\config
ren system system.old
ren system.alt systemalt.old
copy c:\windows\repair\system
copy c:\windows\repair\regback\system
exit

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c:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\desktop refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be a hard drive on this computer or on a network. Check to make sure that the disk is properly inserted, or that you are connected to the internet or your network,and then try again if it still cannot be located,the information might have been moved to different location... -this started when a pop up box appears to my screen it says that if i want to create a back up copy of my file..then i just click later..then i shut down the laptop.after an hour i opened my pc again,then my desktop change to the classic style its like window 98theme.my desktop icons are gone.my pictures and songs.. And now i even try to use the webcam,it wont open. It says that there is a problem to the program blah blah blah.. Help pls...

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I just did a new install of windows 7. After install i wold get a disk read error press ctrl-alt-dlt to restart...stopped trying for a while, then did a reformat and got it to install. Now, when after i did the first windows update i get c:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\desktop and my desktop is black. I still have a task bar (not windows 7 taskbar) and icons, but when I open my computer and any folder inside it, I get an error saying the previous error and all the junk about it being a location and could be moved and whatnot. Then it says windows explorer has stopped working and must restart. then goes back to where it was. Any ideas?
 

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I posted this thread as a personal Thank You ! to member MUFC7; his thread that rescued me in my moment of doubt has been locked such that I cannot express my gratitude there, so I will say my thanks to him here.

Just out of the blue, I had something weird happen to one of our machines where the entire operating environment went haywire; nothing looked like it always had before, different colors, different layout, and all of the desktop and taskbar icons had disappeared.
All of the programs and files were just where they had always been.
and, no matter what I clicked on, I got this message:

c: Windows system32 config systemprofile Desktop is no longer available and cannot be found etc., etc.

After exhausting the brains of several much smarter than I, and just about to decide that a three months out of date system image was my next recourse, as a last ditch maneuver I typed this threads title into the Google search bar and this was at the top of the list.

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-c-windows-system32-config-systemprofile-desktop.808717/

With one exception, I followed his advice and quickly had things set back to rights; that exception being that in my case, there was no Desktop folder to be found in systemprofile, and there was no duplicate folder of anything anywhere in users.
There was a single Desktop folder in users that contained a mere half-dozen short-cut icons; I copy/pasted that folder into systemprofile and immediately saw a big improvement; I th... Read more

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the above file could not be found, so my desktop wont load. ive tried reinstalling vista and repairing, both to no avail. any help?

Answer:C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\desktop

try booting in safe mode by pressing F8 during boot up.
Reformat Hard drive then install vista.

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when my laptop starts up when its complete I get told there is an error C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\desktopEverything has gone from my desktop escept my computer. Every time I try to do something it says I have no access and when I try a Windows update it fails it and gives error message :80070426. I really need help!

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Hello all,
I have that error message and the desktop doesn't load fine, no icons, no background etc, I read some fix about going into the C:/users and delete a blank desktop there (if you see 2 desktops) but I only see one (full of icons and stuff), this issue doesn't
happen that often but obviously is annoying when it does, if someone have any idea, I would appreciate that.
tech information(if needed):

laptop Toshiba Satellite p755Core i7 second edition8 gigabytes of RAMwindows 7 home premium

Thanks

Answer:c windows system32 config systemprofile desktop refers to a location that is unavailable windows 7

Hi,

I recommend you to temporarily disable all the third party security programs
and boot in Clean Boot and
Safe Mode to test the issue.
If everything works fine after a clean boot, you can infer that some third party services are causing the problem.
Proceed with the remaining steps to pin-point out the third party service.
In addition, you can create a new user accouter and see if the issue persists.
If it works in a new user account then you need to fix the corrupt user profile. Visit this link for the steps:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/Windows7/Fix-a-corrupted-user-profileTracy Cai
TechNet Community Support

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C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard
drive on this computer, or on a network. Check to make sure that the disk is properly inserted, or that you are connected to the Internet or your network, and then try again. If it still cannot be located, the information might h ave been moved to a different
location.

Answer:C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable.windows 8

Hi,
For this issue, I suggest you provide as many details as you can about the problem you are experiencing.
Did you receive the error message when you start up your computer or try to save to the Desktop?
If so, I suggest you try clean boot to check the result.
How to perform a clean boot to troubleshoot a problem in Windows 8, Windows 7, or Windows Vista:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135
If the issue persists, I suggest you create a new user account to test it.
Create a user account
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/create-user-account#create-user-account=windows-8
If it works in a new user account ,you need to fix the corrupt user profile.
Copy the previous user profile into the new one, you can refer to the steps on this link:

User profile service failed and Server Execution failed :
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/answers?tId=744b0ba2-91fc-4dcd-91d2-aae0f523d741
Regards,Kelvin_Hsu
TechNet Community Support

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I recently changed taskbar and start menu properties, system prompted restart. After restarting my desktop files folders disappeared from my desktop, including a folder that i have couple hundreds photos.
Please help.

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I read in this forum about a similar problem some people were having on theThinkpad W500 laptop running XP where their icons got messed up when they closed the lid.  My problem is that my icons get messed up every time I turn the laptop on, and I'm running Win7.  I have no idea what setting needs to be changed to prevent this.  Does someone have the solution? 

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After randomly 1 to 20 attempts, it boots fine and works very well until the next day. Can't find any documentation about this POST code.  I isolated the main board from any kind of peripherals, only power supply, cpu and ram left. Switched the ram with another pc, just to exclude it from the possible cause of the issue. Any idea? Thanks in advance M.

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I got this error message after a windows update:

c:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\desktop

i found that all my settings and data had been changed to default the links to practically everything had a message which read something like:

C:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer or on a network. Check to to make sure the disk is properly inserted.

I looked around found no solution so i decided to go to the area it reported a problem:

C:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop nothing was in there

so i went in my user then seen i had 2 Desktop Folders 1 blank 1 with my desktop items.

i deleted the blank 1 and in C:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile i deleted the desktop 1 there.

back in user folder i right clicked on the desktop folder and copy

Paste the folder into C:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\ once it has copied a message will say copy desktop.ini file the top 1 being older and other newer make sure you overwrite this to the older 1.

Reboot and this problem should be fixed.

if you feel you dont want to delete anything then cut and paste in to a folder anywhere but when fixed remove as not needed i hope this helps you all.

no need to uninstall and do any restoring or repair windows stuff

Stuart
 

Answer:Solved: c:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\desktop

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Trying to set up my wife as a user. Microsoft profile and log-in is ok. Can access her micro acct from the system, but it will not create her desktop, and she cannot log-into the PC. Tried all the cures for "profile failed log-in" including restart in safe mode. When screen came up in safe mode, received 2 error mssg. 1) "need new app to open this ms-get-started", and 2)" windows\system32\config\systemprofile\desktop" file not found. Traced out path with file explorer, and sure enough "desktop" is missing from path.  How do I correct this error???

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Windows/system32/config/system profile desktop. My computer is not booting up properly. I looked at a thread from 2009 that said c:/windows/system32/config/systemprofile but I only had appdata,searches and ntuser.dat. There wasn't a folder that said desktop so I'm lost on how to go further. Thanks for any assistance
 

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Long story short, my pc fell off my desk. I thought it was ruined. I hooked it all back up and tried booting up, no success. It would just go to the welcome screen and stay there. After a few times of trying this it let my put in my password. I entered it and the time at the bottom right is all screwed up. It boots up some stuff and then just freezes. I've put in my Vista boot disk that came with my pc, and it said there was no problems. I just found an old hard drive that I put the windows 7 Beta on a while back, thats what I am using now. So I know its not a PC hardware issue, must be the harddrive. Anyone know what I can do to fix this, or at least get my files off? Like music and apps ect.

Answer:Vista SP2 takes a long time to boot and then freezes at desktop

and welcome to the Forum


You can try taking the drive out and temporarily attach to a working pc to salvage files . . it works best if you attach to the secondary channel, the one with the CD/DVD drives.

How to slave a hard drive: http://www.dtidata.com/resourcecente...ve-hard-drive/

You may have to take ownership of the files first: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308421

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When I boot my Vista computer, I get this error:

C:\\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\desktop is not accessible. Access is Denied.

also, many programs won't launch, like I got IE to launch but firefox wouldn't. symantic is obviously working...

my windows look like win 98 though, it's not pretty like vista, it's the gray square boxy windows...

this is a very odd problem, so I am really not sure what to do... I think that the problem may have resulted from a mod I added to The Sims 3 a few days ago, but the computer has been turned on and off a couple times and not had any problems... is it normal for a thing like that to be so delayed if that's the case? Anyway, I went to delete the mods that I'd downloaded and now it appears as if my entire Sims 3 program folder is gone, as well... has anyone seen anything like this before?

Oh, here is the hijack this log I just scanned it a minute ago...

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:53:33 PM, on 6/12/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\SmcGui.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Wi... Read more

Answer:C:\windows\system32\config desktop is not accessible access is denied

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i am on windows 7 and when i tried to log in to my laptop yesterday an error message came up (c:\\windows\systm32\config\systemprofile\desktop) my desktop was just a black screen with none of my desktop icons and a very basic toolbar at the bottom.
Firstly i assumed it was a virus but when i ran a scan nothing was found.
Then i scoured my internet on m other computer to find a couple of solutions.
First was to go my user and there should be two desktop folders (one containing my files and an empty one) and to delete the empty one one, so i followed these instructions and found i only had on desktop folder for some reason which contained my normal desktop stuff.
So then i tried a system restore, but when i tried that this came up - C:\\Windows\system32\rstrui.exe

so now i have no idea what to do.
 

Answer:i keep getting error message c:\\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\desktop

According to http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/808717-solved-c-windows-system32-config.html, all you have to do is copy the folder from your "User" folder into c:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\.
 

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Hey all,

I've been running windows 10 on my Toshiba satellite i3 core laptop successfully for about a month or two until a week ago when I went to print something it all of a sudden became super unresponsive. No programs would open, shut, terminate, including taskmgr. I've tried resetting it(comes back error), system recovery(comes back error), chkdsk /r, sf /scan now (Which comes back with errors but can't fix). When I allow the computer to boot to the log in, it stays stuck on the blue "please wait" screen for 4hours+ and then once i'm at the login window and put my password in, it takes another 1-2hours to load. Once it has logged in, the desktop is completely bare, no icons except for the recycle bin. The only thing that I can load is the user cmd prompt (not admin) and recycle bin(but is even very slow to respond).

I have also received this error message:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop is unavailable. If the location is on this PC, make sure the device or drive is connected or the disc is inserted, and then try again. If the location is on a network, make sure you're connected to the network or internet, and then try again. If the location still can't be found, it might have been moved or deleted

I'm wondering if it is an application like Onedrive taking over processor memory?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:Windows 10 Unresponsive, 4hours+ to login desktop won't load, system32

Any Ideas guys?

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Hi, this is my first post and of the bat I am not the most tech savvy when it comes to OS.
 
I have used WinDirStat and found a 395 gb unknown. Then I used TreeSizeFree and identified that the 395 gb is in System32\spooler\drivers\x65. i do not know what or where it comes from.
 
My Windows 8 keeps trying to update, gets to 30% and fails. Undo what it has done and leaves me with even less space.
 
Can anyone help?
 
Thank you
 

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The Problem: Boot Up Takes Long Time to Display Desktop Icons Correctly

The problem here is not the actual boot-up time ? that is fine. The problem occurs as the icons appear on the desktop. As they each appear they all look exactly the same (generic looking unloaded icon) for about a minute or two then they look OK. Wondering if something in my registry got messed up recently. Looking for advice on how to troubleshoot this issue so I can fix the improperly loading desktop icons.

The second related problem that I'm having is that after the icons appear OK; when I right click on them (or double click) to open them there is a long pause (about 15-30 seconds) before they open.

Windows XP Home (SP3) Build 2600

Side Note: Also, just to let you know; I already searched the web and found numerous references to the problem XP users had with icons not appearing at all at boot up or taking a long time to appear. My problem is not that the icons do not appear at all - they appear on the desktop - but just do not appear correctly.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

COMP
 

Answer:Boot Up Takes Long Time to Display Desktop Icons Correctly

Here's how to repair the icon cache. The last paragraph states how to do it through dispaly properties and the 2nd to last tells the same thing by editing the registry.
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,1202726,00.asp

See if repairing the cache fixes the slow loading right click menu; if not, Open with might have so many items that it takes time to populate. This program can help with that
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/open_with_view.html
 

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Good evening. I've got something weird going on I'd like to ask for help with. Every time I close the Event Viewer or Task Scheduler I get a new "Administrative Tools" folder on the desktop. As far as I know, no other programs cause it, at least none of the ones I tested. I'm not exactly sure when it started but I know it hasn't always done it. I've already got Administrative Tools folders in my Start Menu. Anyone know what could be causing it? Thanks.

Answer:"Administrative Tools" folder created on desktop every time I close Event Viewer

Walt
Sounds like a change in your settings. To be sure
Run a full anti virus scan
Download and run a full scan with Malwarebytes to be sure we are not talkling about a virus
If all are negative, go back with System Restore to a week before the problem began.
System Restore - How to

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Running:
Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit
Service pack 1
4GB Ram

My main problem is as stated in the title.
c:/windows/system32/config/systemprofile/desktop
Access denied

Though that is just part of the issues. I will list everything so far that I have had problems with that I can think of right now and any other relevant info. There is also a picture attached with the pop ups I currently get.


Computer freezing upon going into screen-saver (Testing to see if this is the case after posting this)
This issue happened out of nowhere. Thought it was a memory problem and ran the computers memory check and there were no issues.
Computer got worse and system appearance went to basic view with the listed problems.
Denied access to anything that would require administration privileges (Which means I cannot disable UAC even through CMD prompt)
All search functions disabled
Cannot install any new program. Dependency issues as shown in the picture.
Anything that requires system32 I cannot access
Cannot Uninstall anything because of UAC issue.
I still have Internet access and I am posting from the computer with the issue.
There is only this one main user account so to try and use another user to get around the UAC is not possible with what I know so far.

I have searched online a bit to try and figure this out and any option that I have found so far is impossible for me because of the system32 and UAC issues. Many have said that it could be a Norton issue and after taking ... Read more

Answer:Vista c:/windows/system32/config/systemprofile/desktop (Access Denied)

Ekibyogami said:





Running:
Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit
Service pack 1
4GB Ram

My main problem is as stated in the title.
c:/windows/system32/config/systemprofile/desktop
Access denied

Though that is just part of the issues. I will list everything so far that I have had problems with that I can think of right now and any other relevant info. There is also a picture attached with the pop ups I currently get.


Computer freezing upon going into screen-saver (Testing to see if this is the case after posting this)
This issue happened out of nowhere. Thought it was a memory problem and ran the computers memory check and there were no issues.
Computer got worse and system appearance went to basic view with the listed problems.
Denied access to anything that would require administration privileges (Which means I cannot disable UAC even through CMD prompt)
All search functions disabled
Cannot install any new program. Dependency issues as shown in the picture.
Anything that requires system32 I cannot access
Cannot Uninstall anything because of UAC issue.
I still have Internet access and I am posting from the computer with the issue.
There is only this one main user account so to try and use another user to get around the UAC is not possible with what I know so far.

I have searched online a bit to try and figure this out and any option that I have found so far is impossible for me because of the system32 and UAC issues. Many have said t... Read more

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Hi.
I cannot see any desktop icon it said:

Vista c:/windows/system32/config/systemprofile/desktop (Access Denied)

I have tried to start in Clean boot but it didn't work now I cannot see even the start icon and I've try to start in safe mode and the screen is black no start icon. need help please!!!

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Hi, I used the recovery CD's to format and reinstall my Vista 32 bit OS, but after the process is done, all I get after boot up is a command window entitled "X:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe-startnet.cmd" This window lasts for about a minute and mentions something very quickly about partioning, then it disappears and I get an endless file to file transfer that goes on forever. When the cmd window was open, the background stated it was 'Flex Build 2.0" and said it was HP restricted! No matter what I try, I keep returning to the same endless file transfer screen, after 3 different restore factory settings tries. Suggestions? All the original hardware is connected and all the peripherals are disconnected.
 

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Swicth on a XP Pro machine and this error comes up C:\windows\system32\hal.dll Error on WinXP Pro after XP SP3 install.I carn't guarantee this was caused by XP SP3 install but it most likley to be the culprit, spoke to Microsoft but no use apart from they fix thing by asking you to press F8 on boot. Ok, Last known or Safe mode no use just boots back to the error.Have tried Recovery console and chkdsk /P & chkdsk /r with no joy.Managed to put HDD on Slave to other XP desktop to back-up My Docs but need back-up of Outlook Espress Emails and Attachments ASAP for presentation. I have scanned the HDD to be fine.Looked on the google for fix but many options to fix boot problem. Could I do something with it been attached as a slave on my working XP machine. is their really a missing dll file I wonder ?Any ideas on this one ?

Answer:C:\windows\system32\hal.dll Error on XP Pro Boot

Back up everything! Look for .dbx files which are the OE files.

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when i boot up my system i am getting a file not found error for c:\windows\system32\1.tmp i have used hjt and msconfig to remove it from the start up, i have also used ccleaner, spybot, cwshredder, kill2me. smitfraud/spyquake etc fixes and fixquake.reg . this message will still not go away, i have no idea how to proceed. any ideas guys?
 

Answer:C:\windows\system32\1.tmp error on boot

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When I boot computer c;\Windows\System32\cmd.exe loads and then minimizes, How can I stop thisThanks

Answer:Stop C;\WINDOWS\System32\cmd.exe on boot

mmm a trawl via google offers quite a few interesting ideas about this one.Some suggest (presuming the system boots OK otherwise) that somehow the cmd.exe has been included in the "Startup folder" - programes to start when you boot up to desktop.Suggestions are then to check in that startup folder and see if it is there; and if so delete it.Others seem to suggest if may be a nasty, a virus of some sort...This post is one of several "out there (Skully)"http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/sta...I'd be inclined to download a few cleaner utils and see what they fix...ccleaner from:http://filehippo.com/download_cclea...Malwarebytes - freebie version:http://filehippo.com/download_malwa...Adwcleaner:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...Junkware removal tool:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...When you install each utility - do NOT opt for automatic or custom installation. Opt to "manually" install it. Then observe carefully what tick boxes are "ticked/checked" and uncheck them all - apart from the utility itself. You do NOT want to install "useful" browser add-ons, nor change your home page; nor change your search engine and so on. All you want to install is the actual utility itself. Just about every utility these day offers to "give you useful extras" - which you do not need. Decline any and all of them.And one other utility - a Kaspersky anti-virus rescue disk:http://support.kaspersky.co.uk/4162Download the ISO file; save and then burn it to a DVD. Boot up with that DVD.The syste... Read more

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This small window pops up when I boot up my computer. It then goes away by itself. I see it pop up again only it just flashes real fast.

Answer:Stop C;\WINDOWS\System32\cmd.exe on boot

Run msconfig and look at the Startup programs. One of those is probably causing the file to run. It's nothing to worry about, but if you're really bugged about it, remove all but the necessary start up executables.

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Hi! I have the same problem, and I am aware that the problem is the agp 440 but i allready did what the Link: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324764/en-us say's but still persist the problem with the mup.sys

Actually the main problem that the safemode appeared was apg 440 and after doing all the steps from the link it appear the mup error, so if you have any ideas to help me it would be great

The problem is that the pc is not mine and I don't know what really happend!! HELPPPPP
and it contains a lot of information that the person dosent want to loose soooo!!
 

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I've got a Windows XP system that won't boot. I went to power it on and it would start to boot but stop with a blank screen. I went into safe mode and it made it through to WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\Mup.sys and stops. I've gone through this numerous times and usually my USB keyboard doesn't work. I've had to add an old keyboard to make any progress. I tried putting in a Norton System works recovery CD and it will give me the option to boot from the CD and then it freezes with the blank screen like it does with the normal boot. I've put in my emachine recovery disk and it does give me an option to restore or go to the command prompt which I can get to. I've seen some references to this problem in forums but I didn't see any clear solutions. Thanks
 

Answer:WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\Mup.sys XP won't boot

Have you changed anything lately? RAM, BIOS?
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