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2 days after reformating I found out all my system .dlls are missing.. all but one.

This is the directory C:\\Windows\\system

The only file that was in there was "CRLDS3D.DLL". I'm currently under Vista x64.

I had mhil check his file and he has 24 files (32-bit version). Mine are all missing!

I just had to manually download 2 .dll to make a game work...


Any idea what could of caused this? I've had 24/7 virus protection with NOD32. I don't have a virus.
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try booting from your vista DVD and selecting "Repair" from the installation screen.
I was witness to a copy of vista that had missing system files (PC wouldn't boot, black screen, missing files error etc.) and it fixed itself from the DVD.
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I just reformatted and the files STILL are not there? What the...?

This is a retail, purchased from the store. I reverted my overclock while installing, I am confused...

My DVDs dont include all the files they should...?


Can someone with Vista x64 Verify that they have zero files in C:\\Windows\\system because the 32-bit version has around 24...
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Yeah Murlocke it should be empty on x64. On XP they ended up in SysWOW64 I believe, I'm not sure where vista x64 puts them however.
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Did you uninstall a sound driver or any sound apps?
    
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post #6 of 7
Try system file checker. It uses the install disk to repair/replace system files

sfc /scannow from the run menu.

I'm running vistax64 and Crazy9000 is correct, there are 0 files in the system folder. sysWOW64 is full
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Murlocke, mine are in a Wow64 folder.
    
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