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C:/Windows/SMINST/Restore7.exe the module could not be found???

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    C:/Windows/SMINST/Restore7.exe the module could not be found???

    what do i do when this message appears when i try to install a program or attempt recovery manager.
    I brought my computer back to factory settings and then updated it and now it wont install anything

    i hope there is a way to fix this.
    Thank you - Sam

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    Re: C:/Windows/SMINST/Restore7.exe the module could not be found???

    What Program are you trying to install and where did you receive the Install file?

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    Re: C:/Windows/SMINST/Restore7.exe the module could not be found???

    itubes, firefox, skype, anything, really.

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    Re: C:/Windows/SMINST/Restore7.exe the module could not be found???

    This is a common symtom of certain virus
    Make a full and upadated scan with your anti virus.
    If you can, download (I know) Malwarebytes and make a full scan.

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    Re: C:/Windows/SMINST/Restore7.exe the module could not be found???

    i tried to download it but when i tried to install it


    ShellExecuteEx failed; Code 126

    The specific module could not be found

    that message came up

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    Re: C:/Windows/SMINST/Restore7.exe the module could not be found???

    Hello HapiSami and welcome to the forums

    Can you do the following for me please:

    OTL

    Download OTL to your desktop.
    Double click on the icon to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed to let it run uninterrupted.
    When the window appears, underneath Output at the top change it to Minimal Output.
    Under the Standard Registry box change it to All.
    Check the boxes beside LOP Check and Purity Check.
    Click the Run Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.
    When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are saved in the same location as OTL.
    Please copy (Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy) the contents of these files, one at a time, and post it with your next reply.


    Once OTL has completed its first scan it will save notepad copies of the scans in the folder that OTL was started from. Unless set to produce an Extras log it will only produce OTL.txt in subsequent scans.

    A copy of an OTL fix log is saved in a text file at

    :\_OTL\MovedFiles
    in most cases this will be C:\_OTL\MovedFiles

    Please attach both OTL.txt and Extras.txt with your next post for me to analyse

    Note   Note
    If the same thing happens when you try to run this, then try both of these two:

    http://oldtimer.geekstogo.com/OTL.com
    http://oldtimer.geekstogo.com/OTL.scr


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    Re: C:/Windows/SMINST/Restore7.exe the module could not be found???

    I couldn't install any of those the message just kept appearing. :C

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    Re: C:/Windows/SMINST/Restore7.exe the module could not be found???

    Hmm, can you boot into safe mode? If so, try all of those tools again in safe mode

    If not, try scanning your system with the AVG rescue CD:

    AVG - Rescue CD | PC Rescue and Repair Toolkit

    Use these tutorials as a reference:

    How to download and create the AVG rescue CD
    How to remove infections with the AVG rescue CD

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