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Missing System 32

by bobbygee / April 11, 2006 9:00 AM PDT

Hello members
I am proceeding to remove SpywareQuake from a laptop but can't enter System 32. The folder does not show up in windows explorer. Also when I try to change directory to system 32 in command prompt it doesn;t do it.
The laptop is an IBM Thinkpad with Intel Pentium III running windows XP Professional SP2.
Is there a way to get thw system 32 folder displayed again?
I have just posted this in the Viruses forum

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If you can, Remove the Virus
by Darton Fury / April 11, 2006 10:25 AM PDT
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first and then replace the system 32 folder from your XP disk.

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Re: Missing System32 folder
by Tufenuf / April 11, 2006 12:30 PM PDT
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bobbygee, Check out Bratt's solution in the thread at the link below.

Anyway to fix the problem try this. Open command prompt and type: attrib -a -h -r -s c:\windows\system32

http://www.gidforums.com/t-6251.html

It appears that it worked for others.

Tufenuf

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system32 return
by bobbygee / April 11, 2006 2:54 PM PDT

thanks 'tufenuf' I followed your suggestion and I now have system 32 on show again.
Thanks also 'Darton fury' for your input. I did remove the virus following a link from 'Marianna' in the Virus and security forum but system 32 was still missing.

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(NT) (NT) Glad it's fixed & Glad to help
by Tufenuf / April 11, 2006 7:55 PM PDT
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