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smkdwn

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After I start up my computer, just after windows XP loads up I get a dialogue box that says:


"Windows cannot find C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe . Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the start button, and then click search."


Can anyone tell me what I should do, or what I did wrong to have this happen??


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That doesn't sound too good. Navigate to that folder using My Computer and see if svchost.exe exists.

Or use Search (in the start menu) and search for svchost.exe. Let me know the location(s) (In Folder catagory) of svchost.exe It is a very important Windows file, and if it is missing, we'll have to replace it.

In that case, do you have an XP CD?
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I just checked and the "svchost.exe" file exists in the "C:\WINDOWS\system32\" folder.

Edited by smkdwn, 25 September 2006 - 11:57 AM.

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Which makes me wonder why Windows is complaining about not finding it :whistling:

Please download and run hijackthis Do a scan and then save a log. Take the log and ATTACH IT (do not post) to your next post. In order to attach it, you will either need to change the .log extension to .txt, or you will have to put the log into a compressed (zipped) folder.

We do not like to post hijackthis logs in sections other than the malware forum as we do not want to encourage people to post malware issues in this forum.

I am not looking for malware. I am looking for what programs or combinations of programs might cause this behavior. If I notice any malware, I will redirect you to the malware forum.

If you post a hijackthis log in this forum, several trusted techs will come to your house and eat all of your Ritz crackers, Cheeze Doodals and any sweet pickles you have in your fridge. We will also put our feet up on all of your coffee tables. This is no joke. We'll do it. It's not pretty. :blink:
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Here is my attatched hijackthis log.

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  • Attached File  log.txt   10.05KB   114 downloads

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You are infected with the trojan that appears to be the legit svchost.exe program, but in actuality it is scvhost.exe (notice the "c" and "v" have switched places)

Please follow all the directions found here. After you get to step 5, if your problem is not resolved, post a HijackThis log in the Malware forum. If your problem persists after getting a clean bill of health from a malware expert, return here and we'll continue troubleshooting.

Keep in mind, the malware forum is very busy and can take up to 5 days to receive a reply. There is a special forum called The Waiting Room if you've been waiting for 3 or more days. You can put a link to your topic & a short description of your problem and someone will get with you soon.
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