rundll32.exe problem in XP RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a problem with rundll32.exe, or anything that needs to use it to open. I have tried changing the Nero files as suggested in the forum - no change! Running "msconfig" just brings up the wizard "Open with..." showing programme files, none of which will do the job. I have tried using the  "expand D..." option, but that made no difference. I tried system restore, but that was "open with.." again. I have found rundll32.exe elsewhere on my computer and copied them across, and copied them from the setup disc - all no difference. It seems there may be a component missing that deals with .exe files, but why has it suddenly gone if that's the case?

    Any suggestions?


    Monday, April 5, 2010 11:31 PM


All replies

  • I'd create an integrated installation point and run a repair installation from that source. (use the current service pack level for creating the integrated installation point)


    How to integrate Windows XP Service Pack 2 files into the Windows XP installation folder

    How to perform a repair installation of Windows XP if a later version of Internet Explorer is installed

    How to perform an in-place upgrade (reinstallation) of Windows XP




    Regards, Dave Patrick .... Microsoft Certified Professional -Microsoft MVP [Windows]
    Tuesday, April 6, 2010 1:34 AM



    Thank you for visiting the Microsoft forum. This forum focuses on Perfmon and diagnostic tools. I am moving your question to the moderator forum ("Where is the forum for..?"). The owner of the forum will direct you to a right forum.



    Bruce Adamczak

    Friday, May 7, 2010 2:48 PM