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Needs some help with the missing rstrui.exe file

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by nastystang05, Dec 9, 2004.

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  1. nastystang05

    nastystang05 Thread Starter

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    Hello I was recently helping my uncle and going throught the steps to show him how to restore his computer to an earlier date and found that my system restore is missing. I did not delete it but i did have a virus a about 2 months ago. When I click on the link in system tools it says that the item rstrui.exe this shortcut refers to is missing or has been moved. I have checked C:\windows\system32 and i cannot find rstrui.exe. is there anyway i can get this back. I really would like to do this without fully restoring my computer. I do not have a windows xp disc. Any help would greatly be appreciated.
     
  2. Elvandil

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    It's not in system32. Look in %SystemRoot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe. If it's not there, you can extract it from the CD. But search your system for a copy first. There should also be one in the dllcache.
     
  3. nastystang05

    nastystang05 Thread Starter

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    i can't find the location you gave with the %systemroots%....... nor can i find the dllcache i have the view folder options set to show all system and hidden folders.
     
  4. Elvandil

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    Go to Start > Run, and type:

    %SystemRoot%\system32\restore <Enter>

    and it will open the folder for you.
     
  5. tsscowboy

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    Edit your System Restore Tab
    Start Menu
    System Restore (RIGHT CLICK) goto Properties

    Look at the short cut and where " rstrui.exe " is directed

    %SystemRoot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe

    there should not be a " Restore " word in that line
    it should look like this


    %SystemRoot%\system32\rstrui.exe

    or use a registery cleaner or repair program to restore it to the correct direction.
    Vist puts it in the mail System32 folder, not a Restore Sub Folder
     
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