Fix Cannot find the Rundll32.exe when open control panel item!

Many people probably encountered This message appear when you click on the Control Panel Items, or right click on my computer.

Reason 1: You have a virus or trojan

Reason 2: Your antivirus has deleted rundll32.exe because your PC was infected by a malicious program

Reason 3: This is a false error message and some malicious program is going to trick you that way.

What is rundll32.exe?

rundll32.exe is a System required process and it shouldn’t be disabled. Please note: rundll32.exe is needed for essential applications to work properly

To resolve this issue, follow these steps:

1. Put the Windows XP CD ROM disk in the CD ROM drive.
2. Click Start, and then click Run.
3. Type expand X:\i386\rundll32.ex_ c:\windows\system32\rundll32.exe in the Open box, where X is the letter of your CD ROM Drive.
4. Restart the computer.

Or an easy way is to copy that file from another computer in C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe and replace back.

It should work for you.


5 thoughts on “Fix Cannot find the Rundll32.exe when open control panel item!

  1. first, I should say Happy Khmer New Year. Long time no visit your blog, this time i was surprised when saw it is cleaner than before. Kidding……!

    Anyway, I also have problem with the Run32.dll problem now. My computer has been turn to classic interface. I don`t know what to do `cause I don`t have windows XP CD with me now.

    I wonder you know places to download Run32.dll ?


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