missing system 32 folder and regedit troubles



Iceman_Xtreme
07-10-2005, 12:53 AM
Hi all,

when I show all files and folder and look inside my windows folder I can't
see my system32 folder, BUT, if I go to the run bar and type
\windows\system32 it appears on screen. this has me confused.

Also in the run bar if I type regedit I get a black pop up dos style window
that just closes down right away or I may get random characters that appear
in it like wingdings etc, from time to time it will also display the
following error.

C:\windows\system32\regedit.com The ntvdm CPU has encountered an illegal
instruction.
CS:0000 IP:0077 OP:f0 37 05 0c 02 Choose close to terminate the application.
when I look in the system32 folder (found in the above manner) I can see
regedit as regedt32.exe. I only ever used to have to type regedit in the run
bar to get this to start but if I now type regedt32 it runs.

My question is should my system32 folder be hidden in this manner even when
I have show all files and folders selected, like even the search util doesn't
find it, only the above manner.

also what's with the sudden change in regedit and it's errors?

Jonybrv
07-10-2005, 12:53 AM
Seems like a virus/trojan infection to me.



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Jonybrv


"Iceman_Xtreme" wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> when I show all files and folder and look inside my windows folder I can't
> see my system32 folder, BUT, if I go to the run bar and type
> \windows\system32 it appears on screen. this has me confused.
>
> Also in the run bar if I type regedit I get a black pop up dos style window
> that just closes down right away or I may get random characters that appear
> in it like wingdings etc, from time to time it will also display the
> following error.
>
> C:\windows\system32\regedit.com The ntvdm CPU has encountered an illegal
> instruction.
> CS:0000 IP:0077 OP:f0 37 05 0c 02 Choose close to terminate the application.
> when I look in the system32 folder (found in the above manner) I can see
> regedit as regedt32.exe. I only ever used to have to type regedit in the run
> bar to get this to start but if I now type regedt32 it runs.
>
> My question is should my system32 folder be hidden in this manner even when
> I have show all files and folders selected, like even the search util doesn't
> find it, only the above manner.
>
> also what's with the sudden change in regedit and it's errors?

Iceman_Xtreme
07-10-2005, 12:53 AM
I did an sfc check and it said files were changed.

but it asks for the sp2 cd and I d/led the file from windows update, any
idea how to fix this?

"Jonybrv" wrote:

> Seems like a virus/trojan infection to me.
>
>
>
> --
> Jonybrv
>
>
> "Iceman_Xtreme" wrote:
>
> > Hi all,
> >
> > when I show all files and folder and look inside my windows folder I can't
> > see my system32 folder, BUT, if I go to the run bar and type
> > \windows\system32 it appears on screen. this has me confused.
> >
> > Also in the run bar if I type regedit I get a black pop up dos style window
> > that just closes down right away or I may get random characters that appear
> > in it like wingdings etc, from time to time it will also display the
> > following error.
> >
> > C:\windows\system32\regedit.com The ntvdm CPU has encountered an illegal
> > instruction.
> > CS:0000 IP:0077 OP:f0 37 05 0c 02 Choose close to terminate the application.
> > when I look in the system32 folder (found in the above manner) I can see
> > regedit as regedt32.exe. I only ever used to have to type regedit in the run
> > bar to get this to start but if I now type regedt32 it runs.
> >
> > My question is should my system32 folder be hidden in this manner even when
> > I have show all files and folders selected, like even the search util doesn't
> > find it, only the above manner.
> >
> > also what's with the sudden change in regedit and it's errors?

Jonybrv
07-10-2005, 12:53 AM
Try provide the path as C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386 when it asks for SP2
CD.

You might need to run a antivirus software too to find and remove any
virus/trojan infection.

--
Jonybrv


"Iceman_Xtreme" wrote:

> I did an sfc check and it said files were changed.
>
> but it asks for the sp2 cd and I d/led the file from windows update, any
> idea how to fix this?
>
> "Jonybrv" wrote:
>
> > Seems like a virus/trojan infection to me.
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Jonybrv
> >
> >
> > "Iceman_Xtreme" wrote:
> >
> > > Hi all,
> > >
> > > when I show all files and folder and look inside my windows folder I can't
> > > see my system32 folder, BUT, if I go to the run bar and type
> > > \windows\system32 it appears on screen. this has me confused.
> > >
> > > Also in the run bar if I type regedit I get a black pop up dos style window
> > > that just closes down right away or I may get random characters that appear
> > > in it like wingdings etc, from time to time it will also display the
> > > following error.
> > >
> > > C:\windows\system32\regedit.com The ntvdm CPU has encountered an illegal
> > > instruction.
> > > CS:0000 IP:0077 OP:f0 37 05 0c 02 Choose close to terminate the application.
> > > when I look in the system32 folder (found in the above manner) I can see
> > > regedit as regedt32.exe. I only ever used to have to type regedit in the run
> > > bar to get this to start but if I now type regedt32 it runs.
> > >
> > > My question is should my system32 folder be hidden in this manner even when
> > > I have show all files and folders selected, like even the search util doesn't
> > > find it, only the above manner.
> > >
> > > also what's with the sudden change in regedit and it's errors?

Sharon F
07-10-2005, 12:53 AM
On Tue, 31 May 2005 18:27:26 -0700, Iceman_Xtreme wrote:

> when I show all files and folder and look inside my windows folder I can't
> see my system32 folder, BUT, if I go to the run bar and type
> \windows\system32 it appears on screen. this has me confused.

For this particular folder - Besides showing all hidden file/folders, you
need to change the option to show system protected files as well.
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Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User


missing system 32 folder and regedit troubles