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XP Home rundll32.exe goes to 100 percent cpu on control panel, remove programs option

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by davidreidok, Oct 15, 2006.

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  1. davidreidok

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    I'm running windows xp home edition, up to date on critical updates.

    grisoft free, free zone alarm, ewido free spyware, spyware blaster, etc etc and none of them show a infection.

    computer is about 3 years old a compaq presario with 512k real memory.

    It came pre installed from compaq with XP home so I do not have a windows xp install diskette altho I think I did make the cd restore copies when I got the computer new.

    My problem is when I go to control panel, remove software option, the screen displays Please wait while the list is being populated and it just runs and runs. I do a ctrl alt delete and bring up task manager and it shows 100 percent CPU utilization with rundll32.exe showing 99 percent cpu utilization.

    computer seems to be runing ok, except for this.

    my question is does anyone know what is causing this? If I delete rundll32.exe, can I restore it from somewhere as I do not have the XP install disk due to the factory XP install.
     
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