Situation: My mother’s running Windows ME and has recently been unable to launch certain programs because the system “cannot find rundll32.exe”. Looks like work of a virus or trojan (apparently CoolWebShitter is known to trash this), as there is some other wierdness (can’t find “cmd.exe” either to launch a DOS prompt). The OS came preeinstalled, so I don’t have any disks to reinstall the file.
After lots of Google, and reading this thread the three most cited options are
[li]Reinstall from the disk - Like I said, I don’t have any disks[/li][li]“Dude!! ME sux ass!! Upgrade to XP/Linux” - Nice advice, but doesn’t really solve the current problem.[/li][li]Download the rundll32.exe file from the merijn site - Now we’re getting somewhere[/li][/ol] However… major problem with that download. Rundll32.exe is compressed as a zip file. When I try to uncompress the file, I can’t launch the uncompressor because (you guessed it) “rundll32.exe not found”. Any ideas of how to get around this hold-up?