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Where to begin? Gen host win32? Tried and can't copy ntdll

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Many probs. windows opens i get error message:
Generic Host Process for Win 32 has encountered a problem and needs to close.
Searched site, found post - tried to copy ntdll file from Service Pack folder while in Safe Mode (I installed SP2 from disk ordered from Microsoft).

When I tried to paste into System32 folder got following:
Cannot copy ntdll: It is being used by another person or program. Close any programs that might be using the file and try again.

Don't know if it's related, but in regular mode, if I try to open any program in MS Office (eg. Word, Excel, PowerPoint) the system locks down, and no programs open. I have copied the files to disk from "My Documents" and successfully opened them on other computers.

any help is appreciated.
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you need to run sfc /scannow...
if you don't have a xp cd you will have to borrow one from a friend or coworker...
it has to be the same flavor of xp you have installed...IE: if you have xp pro...the one you borrow has to be xp pro

How to use Scannow sfc...

The main reason for using this utility is when you suspect there may be a problem with a Windows XP system file.

Perhaps you get a dialog box appear informing you of a problem with a .dll file, or your program will just not load! It is therefore worth checking to see if there are any corrupt system files using scannow sfc.

To do this click on start...run...then type in...sfc /scannow

This command will immediately initiate the Windows File Protection service to scan all protected files and verify their integrity, replacing any files with which it finds a problem.
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