Windows 7 - delete temp files rundll32.exe not responding

Asked By Hele on 26-Aug-08 08:51 PM
deleting temp files doesn't quit running.  Turning off Win XP causes several
apps to end--except rundll32.exe.  I get message it is not responding. I
click on ending it.
I can restart ok.  Same thing happens again. I can find the file doing a
search.  If the file is messed up--how do I replace it?
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hwhamilton




eckrichc replied on 27-Aug-08 12:24 AM
Which temp files,thier are several....Try,tapping the F8 key on pc start-up,
select safe mode,enter xp as administrator,go to run,type:%Temp%  Go to
edit,select all,delete all,close out.Return to run,type:C:\WINDOWS\Temp
Select all,delete all,(all will not delete,a few are in use),once
thru,close out.
Run diskcleanup utility.
nas replied on 27-Aug-08 06:11 AM
Go through these Cleaning steps:
1... First, try to clean up your caches, Internet files and delete cookies
by doing this:
Click Start >> Control Panel >> Double click Network and Internet
Connections >> Double click Internet Options.
On the IE properties windows you will see these Tabs:
General | Security | Privacy | Content | Connections | Programs |
Advanced
Under General Tab clear your History, Internet Files and Cookies.
Then click on Advanced tab and scroll down to under the Browsing Option:
[&] Browsing
[ ] Enable Third-Party browser extensions (Req Rest) uncheck this box.
Then click on Programs Tab and click Manage Add-Ons and Disable all non
Verified Add-Ons (You should Renable them later one-by-one and see the
culprit and update it or remove it.
How to manage Add-Ons:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/883256
Scan for malware from here:
SuperAntispyware - Free
http://www.superantispyware.com/superantispywarefreevspro.html

Run a scan from here on-line:
http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/default.asp?langid=ie&venid=sym
http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx
Download Avast Cleaner (offline scanner) from here:
http://www.avast.com/eng/avast-virus-cleaner.html

Run disk clean up on your Drive.
You can download this tool o run clean up:
http://www.ccleaner.com
Comodo BOClean : Anti-Malware Version 4.27
http://www.comodo.com/boclean/boclean.html

Run disk cleanup and then this command:
sfc  /scannow
HTH
nass
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http://www.nasstec.co.uk
Hele replied on 29-Aug-08 07:46 PM
HiAndrew, Thanks for your reply.  My problem was that I could not run disk
cleanup.   It would not quit and locked up keyboard etc.
Aolved the problem by downloading and running ccleaner.  Only then woudl
disk cleanup run.
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hwhamilton
Hele replied on 29-Aug-08 07:52 PM
Hi, Thanks for your reply and help.  What finally worked was running
ccleaner.  I can't believe it removed 1,507.5 MB of stuff.  Took 6923
seconds.  I was in the habit of deleting history and cookies, etc every week
or so.  It puzzles me where ccleaner found all the stuff to delete.
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hwhamilton