WINSTA.DLL???

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  1. Heath

    Heath Registered Member

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    o_Odoes anyone know what this error means, it poppes up when i right click and click on properties..

    i am running windows xp professional


    thanx
     
  2. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi Heath,

    Could you tell us what the error message says exactly?
    Knowing what version of Windows you are running could turn out to be helpfull as well.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  3. Heath

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    i tried to give a picture of it, but the smallest i could get the picture was 118kb, when my limit is 100
    ok, it says,


    rundll32.exe - Entry Point Not Found

    The procedure entry point RemoteAssistancePrepareSystemRestore could not be located in the dynamic link library WINSTA.dll








    exactally like that, excluding one big red circle with a white x in it
     
  4. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Security Expert

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    Try the following:

    - Richt-click the Start button, and choose 'Open'.
    - Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
    - Select the View Tab.
    - Under the Hidden files and folders heading select "Show hidden files and folders".
    - UNcheck the "Hide protected operating system files (recommended)" option.
    - UNcheck "Hide file extensions for known file types"
    - Click Yes to confirm.
    - Click OK.

    Find your Windows\Inf folder.

    Locate and select the file "sr.inf". Right-click it and then click
    Install.


    Tell us whether that helps.

    Cheers, Tony
     
  5. Age

    Age Guest

    It helps me.
    Thanks Tony!
     
  6. turd burgler

    turd burgler Guest

    thanks, it helped me 2!
     
  7. jun

    jun Guest

    Thanks alot, it helps me too. Keep it up.
     
  8. basketball

    basketball Guest

    Hello

    I get the same error message when i try to open the system restore option on Windows XP.

    "Re:WINSTA.DLLo_O

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Try the following:

    - Richt-click the Start button, and choose 'Open'.
    - Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
    - Select the View Tab.
    - Under the Hidden files and folders heading select "Show hidden files and folders".
    - UNcheck the "Hide protected operating system files (recommended)" option.
    - UNcheck "Hide file extensions for known file types"
    - Click Yes to confirm.
    - Click OK.

    Find your Windows\Inf folder.

    Locate and select the file "sr.inf". Right-click it and then click
    Install.


    Tell us whether that helps.

    Cheers, Tony
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    Tony "


    I followed the instructions up to "Find your Windows\Inf folder.

    Locate and select the file "sr.inf". Right-click it and then click
    Install."

    I could not find windows/inf folder. Where should i look for this and what should i type?

    Many thanks

    Jim.
     
  9. LesSmith

    LesSmith Guest

    I followed the procedure with sr.inf, but it did not solve the problem. The winsta.dll message still persists.
    Any more suggestions would be appreciated.
    Thanks
    Les
     
  10. Tassie_Devils

    Tassie_Devils Global Moderator

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    Hi Jim.

    It's located:

    Open windows explorer [Hold the Windows key ~ flag on it~ hit letter 'E']

    click on C:/ drive, look for "WINDOWS" near bottom, click it to expand, find "inf" folder, click on that and then in right side pane look for "sr.inf".

    See pic....
     

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  11. guy

    guy Guest

    Do you have anti-virus software? I just found this problem on one of my systems that also happens to be infected with one of the backdoor.coreflood strains. Who knows what else has been done to the system after this backdoor was installed.

    My paranoia is that when this was compromised/botted etc the system restore services were killed to hamper removal of the viri. IE if I use any system restore point after removing the infection the system will be reinfected and again accessible. Worse, I can't access the system retore services to see if it is running or stop the service so I can remove the infected restore point(s).
     
  12. MKay

    MKay Guest

    Hi,

    I have also a problem with winsta.dll. I wanted to make a restore point, but when i click to the wizard, my computer says he doesn't find winsta.dll.
    What can I do about it? I recently ordened my computer and now I really want to make a restore point, in case of. I'm not that really good with computers, but if you would explane I would find it.

    Thanks for your help.

    MKay
     
  13. arrowsmithmidwest

    arrowsmithmidwest Registered Member

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    You are a legend TONYKLEIN!!!

    that fixed one problem, now i have another few .dll errors though? :(

    next one is MSDART.DLL?
    any idea's
     
  14. Nic H.

    Nic H. Guest

    Winsta.dll but when right click on sr.inf it freezes

    Hi everyone,

    I have a problem with winsta.dll. I tried everything that you said below, but the only problem is that my right click doesn't work. When I do a right click on the file sr.inf it just stays there doing nothing and I have to kill the process explorer and restart it. So I can I simualte a right click without doing a right click with the mouse ?

    Thanks for your help.

    Nico
     
  15. hendric

    hendric Guest

    Thanks, this fixed my problem also. I had upgraded from Home to Pro.
     
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