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CLEANED UP - - Missing or corrupted DxSetup.exe

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by CurlySue, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. CurlySue

    CurlySue Flightless Bird

    I have a Missing or corrupted DxSetup.exe problem...

    http://i31.tinypic.com/e86fzo.png

    ....and I recall seeing this same error message once, perhaps twice in the 2
    or 3 months.

    This same DxSetup.exe error message occurred when I was attempting to
    install non-essential software programs. And when the (above) error message
    window popped up, I chose to terminate the installation and delete the
    non-essential software program.

    Currently, this DxSetup.exe error message occurs when I try to install
    Intel's Network Adapter Drivers 15.4.1 for Windows XP.

    Back on 2010 April 29, I successfully installed Intel's Network Adapter
    Drivers 15.2 for Windows XP, and did not have any problems - in other words,
    I did not experience this DxSetup.exe error message.

    My operating system is Windows XP SP3, 32-bit, up to date via Windows
    Update, with the exception of Microsoft's Malicious Removal Tools, and
    Internet Explorer 7 or 8. I have never allowed Windows Update to install any
    Malicious Removal Tool, and because I only use Internet Explorer for Windows
    Updates (my primary browser is Firefox 3.6 including its latest version and
    updates), I find no value nor interest to upgrade to Internet Explorer 7 or
    8.

    According to Add or Remove Programs, I have the following Microsoft .NET
    Frameworks installed...

    1.1 - v1.1.4322
    2.0 Service Pack 2 - v2.0.50727
    3.0 Service Pack 2
    3.5 Service Pack 1

    ....which is confirmed by ASoft .NET Version Detector 2007 as follows:

    http://i26.tinypic.com/2i9toar.png

    Upon reviewing the respective install LOG files...

    http://i27.tinypic.com/33xwjus.png

    ....I found no apparent error messages.

    The file dd_dotnetfx3error.txt is empty - and searching for the word "error"
    in the dd_dotnetfx3install.txt file, produces only one reference...

    [04/25/09,00:23:40] Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0: CRootComponent::Install():
    MSIInstallProduct returned ERROR_SUCCESS.

    The file dd_dotnetfx35error.txt is empty - and searching for the word
    "error" in the dd_dotnetfx35install.txt file, produces the following
    references...

    [04/25/09,17:09:22] Setup.exe: GetGlobalCustomProperty - Property:
    {481CEF9F-033A-11D3-ACE2-00C04F8EEBA1} - PropertyName: Disable Error Logging
    - Value: 0

    [04/25/09,17:30:43] Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5: CRootComponent::Install():
    MSIInstallProduct returned ERROR_SUCCESS.

    [04/25/09,17:31:08] Setup.exe: GetGlobalCustomProperty - Property:
    {481CEF9F-033A-11D3-ACE2-00C04F8EEBA1} - PropertyName: Disable Error Logging
    - Value: 0

    [04/25/09,20:04:39] Windows Installer Patch Registration Fix for .NET
    Framework 3.5 (x86): Error code 0 for this component means "Baseline
    succeeded. No further action required."

    [04/25/09,20:06:46] XPSEPSC Installer: Error code 3010 for this component
    means "Baseline succeeded. Reboot required to complete setup action."

    [04/25/09,20:08:14] Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1:
    CRootComponent::Install(): MSIInstallProduct returned ERROR_SUCCESS.

    To ensure my Registry is not effected by any new program installation, I
    typically back it up prior to the install. However, because I install or
    updated software several times each week, once the new or updated program
    appears to work as described, I generally delete the Registry backup file.
    This may seem severe, but once I install a new program or update, the
    previous Registry backup become moot. Moot because it has no value since
    restoring it also removes any newer Registry entries, updates, etc.

    I am running Windows Installer 4.5 and have not experienced any problems
    with it.

    I manually update Windows XP by visiting the Windows Update website once a
    week, and utilize the CUSTOM option to check for Windows XP updates.

    For non-Windows operating system software, I visit other websites like
    MajorGeeks and FileHippo. I try to download new software direct from the
    author's website(s) whenever possible.

    When available, I generally update my DirectX files. Recently, I installed
    DirectX June 2010 Redistributable (with filename directx_Jun2010_redist.exe).
    As with all previous versions, I extracted this file a temp directory,
    F:/DirectX_Install. Once extracted, I executed DXSETUP.EXE to install the
    DirectX update. Once complete, I typically leave the Application,
    Application Extensions and Cabinet Files, in place until the next DirectX
    Redistributable is released - and when it is, I delete all files in
    F:/DirectX_Install before executing the new DXSETUP.EXE application file.

    While I have executed the DirectX Redistributable DXSETUP.EXE application
    file several time in the last 2 to 3 years (concurrent with the respective
    DirectX Redistributable release), I have never looked for the DxSetup.exe
    file elsewhere on my HDD. Therefore, I have no idea where it is supposed to
    be located. I read one (confusing website's) expert suggest that it is
    located in the C:/WINDOWS\System32 directory. When I looked, it was not
    there - so I copied the latest DXSETUP.EXE file to it. Unfortunately, it did
    not correct or resolve the problem - the problem remains.

    I am running DirectX 9.0c, and ran the DirectX Diagnostic Tool and no
    problems were found.

    http://i28.tinypic.com/1grwup.png

    Note that I removed Computer Name and Page file - their info is irrelevant,
    in my opinion.

    I do have a DirectX directory, that I believe was created with the initial
    install of Windows XP SP2 that came with my Dell. This directory,
    C:/WINDOWS\system32\DirectX, is empty of files. However, there is a Dinput
    subdirectory, C:/WINDOWS\system32\DirectX\Dinput, that contains 33
    Configuration Settings files, and 147 PNG Image files.

    Regarding anti-virus programs, I run Avira AntiVir 9.0.0.422 - where I run
    Avira AntiVir Guard to protect my system from real-time virus and
    adware/malware problems. I manually update the definition files at least
    twice daily.

    Regarding adware/malware problems, as a redundant program to Avira, I also
    have Ad-Aware AE installed - though in a passive mode only. In other words,
    Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service is disabled when Ad-Aware AE is not being run -
    with its' Real-time Protection off. In addition, the Ad-Watch option is also
    disabled. In short, I rely on Avira for adware/malware protection and use
    Ad-Aware to manually scan my system one, maybe twice a week.

    I do not schedule any software updates, and always disable the automatic
    update option or preference.

    After running both Avira and Ad-Aware, my system appears to be free of
    viruses and adware/malware.

    To supplement my investigation, I ran HijackThis and it generated the
    following LOG file...

    Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
    Scan saved at 1:16:42 PM, on 07/21/2010
    Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
    Boot mode: Normal

    Running processes:
    C:/WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
    C:/WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:/WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
    C:/WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
    C:/WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:/WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:/WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:/Program Files\UPHClean\uphclean.exe
    C:/WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:/WINDOWS\stsystra.exe
    C:/Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
    C:/WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    F:/DOWNLOADS\HijackThis 2.0.2\HijackThis.exe

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
    http://www.update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/v6/default.aspx?ln=en-us
    http://www.update.microsoft.com/windowsupd...t.aspx?ln=en-us
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = "C:/Program
    Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Stationery\Blank.htm"
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext =
    "C:/Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe"
    O1 - Hosts: 2a01:138:a001:201::21 personal.avira-update.com
    O1 - Hosts: 2a01:138:a001:201::22 personal.avira-update.net
    O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} -
    C:/Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
    O2 - BHO: FDMIECookiesBHO Class - {CC59E0F9-7E43-44FA-9FAA-8377850BF205} -
    C:/Program Files\Free Download Manager\iefdm2.dll
    O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper -
    {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:/Program
    Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SigmatelSysTrayApp] stsystra.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [POINTER] C:/Program Files\Microsoft
    Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\RunOnce: [tscuninstall]
    %systemroot%\system32\tscupgrd.exe (User 'SYSTEM')
    O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\RunOnce: [tscuninstall]
    %systemroot%\system32\tscupgrd.exe (User 'Default user')
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &Highlight - C:/WINDOWS\WEB\highlight.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &Links List - C:/WINDOWS\WEB\urllist.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &Web Search - C:/WINDOWS\WEB\selsearch.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Download all with Free Download Manager -
    file://C:/Program Files\Free Download Manager\dlall.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Download selected with Free Download Manager -
    file://C:/Program Files\Free Download Manager\dlselected.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Download video with Free Download Manager -
    file://C:/Program Files\Free Download Manager\dlfvideo.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Download with Free Download Manager -
    file://C:/Program Files\Free Download Manager\dllink.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: I&mages List - C:/WINDOWS\Web\imglist.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Open Frame in &New Window -
    C:/WINDOWS\WEB\frm2new.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Zoom &In - C:/WINDOWS\WEB\zoomin.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Zoom O&ut - C:/WINDOWS\WEB\zoomout.htm
    O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} -
    C:/PROGRA~1\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} -
    C:/WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 -
    {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:/WINDOWS\Network
    Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
    O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. -
    C:/WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
    O23 - Service: ATI Smart - Unknown owner - C:/WINDOWS\system32\ati2sgag.exe
    O23 - Service: Defragmentation-Service (DfSdkS) - mst software GmbH, Germany
    - C:/Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2010 Advanced\Dfsdks.exe
    O23 - Service: Intel® Matrix Storage Event Monitor (IAANTMON) - Intel
    Corporation - C:/Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAANTMon.exe
    O23 - Service: Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service - Lavasoft - C:/Program
    Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
    O23 - Service: NBService - Nero AG - C:/Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\Nero
    BackItUp\NBService.exe
    O23 - Service: NMIndexingService - Nero AG - C:/Program Files\Common
    Files\Ahead\Lib\NMIndexingService.exe
    --
    End of file - 4220 bytes

    Carefully following the direction of Marc Liron, Microsoft MVP 2010, as
    detailed here...
    http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html]http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html
    ....I executed sfc /scannow, but it did not resolve the Missing or corrupted
    DxSetup.exe problem. Hopefully, it did not create other problems.

    It do not know if it has any relevance, but I recently removed Microsoft
    Messenger (entirely) from my system. Having never used it, its' Service was
    disabled, and its' option in Outlook Express had been removed, for over 2
    years.

    Other than reinstalling my operating system, anyone have a solution or
    suggestions of how I can resolve this Missing or corrupted DxSetup.exe
    problem?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. peter

    peter Flightless Bird

    http://www.filestube.com/d/dxsetup+exe+download

    peter



    If you find a posting or message from me offensive,inappropriate or
    disruptive,please ignore it. If you dont know how to ignore a posting
    complain to me and I will be only too happy to demonstrate :)
    "CurlySue" wrote in message
    news:FF6BBA21-A790-470D-9FB6-F8F181E334B0@microsoft.com...

    I have a Missing or corrupted DxSetup.exe problem...

    http://i31.tinypic.com/e86fzo.png

    ....and I recall seeing this same error message once, perhaps twice in the 2
    or 3 months.

    This same DxSetup.exe error message occurred when I was attempting to
    install non-essential software programs. And when the (above) error message
    window popped up, I chose to terminate the installation and delete the
    non-essential software program.

    Currently, this DxSetup.exe error message occurs when I try to install
    Intel's Network Adapter Drivers 15.4.1 for Windows XP.

    Back on 2010 April 29, I successfully installed Intel's Network Adapter
    Drivers 15.2 for Windows XP, and did not have any problems - in other words,
    I did not experience this DxSetup.exe error message.

    My operating system is Windows XP SP3, 32-bit, up to date via Windows
    Update, with the exception of Microsoft's Malicious Removal Tools, and
    Internet Explorer 7 or 8. I have never allowed Windows Update to install
    any
    Malicious Removal Tool, and because I only use Internet Explorer for Windows
    Updates (my primary browser is Firefox 3.6 including its latest version and
    updates), I find no value nor interest to upgrade to Internet Explorer 7 or
    8.

    According to Add or Remove Programs, I have the following Microsoft .NET
    Frameworks installed...

    1.1 - v1.1.4322
    2.0 Service Pack 2 - v2.0.50727
    3.0 Service Pack 2
    3.5 Service Pack 1

    ....which is confirmed by ASoft .NET Version Detector 2007 as follows:

    http://i26.tinypic.com/2i9toar.png

    Upon reviewing the respective install LOG files...

    http://i27.tinypic.com/33xwjus.png

    ....I found no apparent error messages.

    The file dd_dotnetfx3error.txt is empty - and searching for the word "error"
    in the dd_dotnetfx3install.txt file, produces only one reference...

    [04/25/09,00:23:40] Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0: CRootComponent::Install():
    MSIInstallProduct returned ERROR_SUCCESS.

    The file dd_dotnetfx35error.txt is empty - and searching for the word
    "error" in the dd_dotnetfx35install.txt file, produces the following
    references...

    [04/25/09,17:09:22] Setup.exe: GetGlobalCustomProperty - Property:
    {481CEF9F-033A-11D3-ACE2-00C04F8EEBA1} - PropertyName: Disable Error Logging
    - Value: 0

    [04/25/09,17:30:43] Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5: CRootComponent::Install():
    MSIInstallProduct returned ERROR_SUCCESS.

    [04/25/09,17:31:08] Setup.exe: GetGlobalCustomProperty - Property:
    {481CEF9F-033A-11D3-ACE2-00C04F8EEBA1} - PropertyName: Disable Error Logging
    - Value: 0

    [04/25/09,20:04:39] Windows Installer Patch Registration Fix for .NET
    Framework 3.5 (x86): Error code 0 for this component means "Baseline
    succeeded. No further action required."

    [04/25/09,20:06:46] XPSEPSC Installer: Error code 3010 for this component
    means "Baseline succeeded. Reboot required to complete setup action."

    [04/25/09,20:08:14] Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1:
    CRootComponent::Install(): MSIInstallProduct returned ERROR_SUCCESS.

    To ensure my Registry is not effected by any new program installation, I
    typically back it up prior to the install. However, because I install or
    updated software several times each week, once the new or updated program
    appears to work as described, I generally delete the Registry backup file.
    This may seem severe, but once I install a new program or update, the
    previous Registry backup become moot. Moot because it has no value since
    restoring it also removes any newer Registry entries, updates, etc.

    I am running Windows Installer 4.5 and have not experienced any problems
    with it.

    I manually update Windows XP by visiting the Windows Update website once a
    week, and utilize the CUSTOM option to check for Windows XP updates.

    For non-Windows operating system software, I visit other websites like
    MajorGeeks and FileHippo. I try to download new software direct from the
    author's website(s) whenever possible.

    When available, I generally update my DirectX files. Recently, I installed
    DirectX June 2010 Redistributable (with filename
    directx_Jun2010_redist.exe).
    As with all previous versions, I extracted this file a temp directory,
    F:/DirectX_Install. Once extracted, I executed DXSETUP.EXE to install the
    DirectX update. Once complete, I typically leave the Application,
    Application Extensions and Cabinet Files, in place until the next DirectX
    Redistributable is released - and when it is, I delete all files in
    F:/DirectX_Install before executing the new DXSETUP.EXE application file.

    While I have executed the DirectX Redistributable DXSETUP.EXE application
    file several time in the last 2 to 3 years (concurrent with the respective
    DirectX Redistributable release), I have never looked for the DxSetup.exe
    file elsewhere on my HDD. Therefore, I have no idea where it is supposed to
    be located. I read one (confusing website's) expert suggest that it is
    located in the C:/WINDOWS\System32 directory. When I looked, it was not
    there - so I copied the latest DXSETUP.EXE file to it. Unfortunately, it
    did
    not correct or resolve the problem - the problem remains.

    I am running DirectX 9.0c, and ran the DirectX Diagnostic Tool and no
    problems were found.

    http://i28.tinypic.com/1grwup.png

    Note that I removed Computer Name and Page file - their info is irrelevant,
    in my opinion.

    I do have a DirectX directory, that I believe was created with the initial
    install of Windows XP SP2 that came with my Dell. This directory,
    C:/WINDOWS\system32\DirectX, is empty of files. However, there is a Dinput
    subdirectory, C:/WINDOWS\system32\DirectX\Dinput, that contains 33
    Configuration Settings files, and 147 PNG Image files.

    Regarding anti-virus programs, I run Avira AntiVir 9.0.0.422 - where I run
    Avira AntiVir Guard to protect my system from real-time virus and
    adware/malware problems. I manually update the definition files at least
    twice daily.

    Regarding adware/malware problems, as a redundant program to Avira, I also
    have Ad-Aware AE installed - though in a passive mode only. In other words,
    Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service is disabled when Ad-Aware AE is not being run -
    with its' Real-time Protection off. In addition, the Ad-Watch option is
    also
    disabled. In short, I rely on Avira for adware/malware protection and use
    Ad-Aware to manually scan my system one, maybe twice a week.

    I do not schedule any software updates, and always disable the automatic
    update option or preference.

    After running both Avira and Ad-Aware, my system appears to be free of
    viruses and adware/malware.

    To supplement my investigation, I ran HijackThis and it generated the
    following LOG file...

    Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
    Scan saved at 1:16:42 PM, on 07/21/2010
    Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
    Boot mode: Normal

    Running processes:
    C:/WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
    C:/WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:/WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
    C:/WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
    C:/WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:/WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:/WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:/Program Files\UPHClean\uphclean.exe
    C:/WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:/WINDOWS\stsystra.exe
    C:/Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
    C:/WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    F:/DOWNLOADS\HijackThis 2.0.2\HijackThis.exe

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
    http://www.update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/v6/default.aspx?ln=en-us
    http://www.update.microsoft.com/windowsupd...t.aspx?ln=en-us
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = "C:/Program
    Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Stationery\Blank.htm"
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext =
    "C:/Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe"
    O1 - Hosts: 2a01:138:a001:201::21 personal.avira-update.com
    O1 - Hosts: 2a01:138:a001:201::22 personal.avira-update.net
    O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} -
    C:/Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
    O2 - BHO: FDMIECookiesBHO Class - {CC59E0F9-7E43-44FA-9FAA-8377850BF205} -
    C:/Program Files\Free Download Manager\iefdm2.dll
    O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper -
    {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:/Program
    Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SigmatelSysTrayApp] stsystra.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [POINTER] C:/Program Files\Microsoft
    Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\RunOnce: [tscuninstall]
    %systemroot%\system32\tscupgrd.exe (User 'SYSTEM')
    O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\RunOnce: [tscuninstall]
    %systemroot%\system32\tscupgrd.exe (User 'Default user')
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &Highlight - C:/WINDOWS\WEB\highlight.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &Links List - C:/WINDOWS\WEB\urllist.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &Web Search - C:/WINDOWS\WEB\selsearch.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Download all with Free Download Manager -
    file://C:/Program Files\Free Download Manager\dlall.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Download selected with Free Download Manager -
    file://C:/Program Files\Free Download Manager\dlselected.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Download video with Free Download Manager -
    file://C:/Program Files\Free Download Manager\dlfvideo.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Download with Free Download Manager -
    file://C:/Program Files\Free Download Manager\dllink.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: I&mages List - C:/WINDOWS\Web\imglist.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Open Frame in &New Window -
    C:/WINDOWS\WEB\frm2new.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Zoom &In - C:/WINDOWS\WEB\zoomin.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Zoom O&ut - C:/WINDOWS\WEB\zoomout.htm
    O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} -
    C:/PROGRA~1\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} -
    C:/WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 -
    {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:/WINDOWS\Network
    Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
    O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. -
    C:/WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
    O23 - Service: ATI Smart - Unknown owner - C:/WINDOWS\system32\ati2sgag.exe
    O23 - Service: Defragmentation-Service (DfSdkS) - mst software GmbH, Germany
    - C:/Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2010 Advanced\Dfsdks.exe
    O23 - Service: Intel® Matrix Storage Event Monitor (IAANTMON) - Intel
    Corporation - C:/Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage
    Manager\IAANTMon.exe
    O23 - Service: Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service - Lavasoft - C:/Program
    Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
    O23 - Service: NBService - Nero AG - C:/Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\Nero
    BackItUp\NBService.exe
    O23 - Service: NMIndexingService - Nero AG - C:/Program Files\Common
    Files\Ahead\Lib\NMIndexingService.exe
    --
    End of file - 4220 bytes

    Carefully following the direction of Marc Liron, Microsoft MVP 2010, as
    detailed here...
    http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html]http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html
    ....I executed sfc /scannow, but it did not resolve the Missing or corrupted
    DxSetup.exe problem. Hopefully, it did not create other problems.

    It do not know if it has any relevance, but I recently removed Microsoft
    Messenger (entirely) from my system. Having never used it, its' Service was
    disabled, and its' option in Outlook Express had been removed, for over 2
    years.

    Other than reinstalling my operating system, anyone have a solution or
    suggestions of how I can resolve this Missing or corrupted DxSetup.exe
    problem?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  3. Paul

    Paul Flightless Bird

    CurlySue wrote:
    > I have a Missing or corrupted DxSetup.exe problem...
    >
    > http://i31.tinypic.com/e86fzo.png
    >
    > ...and I recall seeing this same error message once, perhaps twice in the 2
    > or 3 months.
    >
    > This same DxSetup.exe error message occurred when I was attempting to
    > install non-essential software programs. And when the (above) error message
    > window popped up, I chose to terminate the installation and delete the
    > non-essential software program.
    >
    > Currently, this DxSetup.exe error message occurs when I try to install
    > Intel's Network Adapter Drivers 15.4.1 for Windows XP.
    >
    > Back on 2010 April 29, I successfully installed Intel's Network Adapter
    > Drivers 15.2 for Windows XP, and did not have any problems - in other words,
    > I did not experience this DxSetup.exe error message.
    >
    > My operating system is Windows XP SP3, 32-bit, up to date via Windows
    > Update, with the exception of Microsoft's Malicious Removal Tools, and
    > Internet Explorer 7 or 8. I have never allowed Windows Update to install any
    > Malicious Removal Tool, and because I only use Internet Explorer for Windows
    > Updates (my primary browser is Firefox 3.6 including its latest version and
    > updates), I find no value nor interest to upgrade to Internet Explorer 7 or
    > 8.
    >
    > According to Add or Remove Programs, I have the following Microsoft .NET
    > Frameworks installed...
    >
    > 1.1 - v1.1.4322
    > 2.0 Service Pack 2 - v2.0.50727
    > 3.0 Service Pack 2
    > 3.5 Service Pack 1
    >
    > ...which is confirmed by ASoft .NET Version Detector 2007 as follows:
    >
    > http://i26.tinypic.com/2i9toar.png
    >
    > Upon reviewing the respective install LOG files...
    >
    > http://i27.tinypic.com/33xwjus.png
    >
    > ...I found no apparent error messages.
    >
    > The file dd_dotnetfx3error.txt is empty - and searching for the word "error"
    > in the dd_dotnetfx3install.txt file, produces only one reference...
    >
    > [04/25/09,00:23:40] Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0: CRootComponent::Install():
    > MSIInstallProduct returned ERROR_SUCCESS.
    >
    > The file dd_dotnetfx35error.txt is empty - and searching for the word
    > "error" in the dd_dotnetfx35install.txt file, produces the following
    > references...
    >
    > [04/25/09,17:09:22] Setup.exe: GetGlobalCustomProperty - Property:
    > {481CEF9F-033A-11D3-ACE2-00C04F8EEBA1} - PropertyName: Disable Error Logging
    > - Value: 0
    >
    > [04/25/09,17:30:43] Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5: CRootComponent::Install():
    > MSIInstallProduct returned ERROR_SUCCESS.
    >
    > [04/25/09,17:31:08] Setup.exe: GetGlobalCustomProperty - Property:
    > {481CEF9F-033A-11D3-ACE2-00C04F8EEBA1} - PropertyName: Disable Error Logging
    > - Value: 0
    >
    > [04/25/09,20:04:39] Windows Installer Patch Registration Fix for .NET
    > Framework 3.5 (x86): Error code 0 for this component means "Baseline
    > succeeded. No further action required."
    >
    > [04/25/09,20:06:46] XPSEPSC Installer: Error code 3010 for this component
    > means "Baseline succeeded. Reboot required to complete setup action."
    >
    > [04/25/09,20:08:14] Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1:
    > CRootComponent::Install(): MSIInstallProduct returned ERROR_SUCCESS.
    >
    > To ensure my Registry is not effected by any new program installation, I
    > typically back it up prior to the install. However, because I install or
    > updated software several times each week, once the new or updated program
    > appears to work as described, I generally delete the Registry backup file.
    > This may seem severe, but once I install a new program or update, the
    > previous Registry backup become moot. Moot because it has no value since
    > restoring it also removes any newer Registry entries, updates, etc.
    >
    > I am running Windows Installer 4.5 and have not experienced any problems
    > with it.
    >
    > I manually update Windows XP by visiting the Windows Update website once a
    > week, and utilize the CUSTOM option to check for Windows XP updates.
    >
    > For non-Windows operating system software, I visit other websites like
    > MajorGeeks and FileHippo. I try to download new software direct from the
    > author's website(s) whenever possible.
    >
    > When available, I generally update my DirectX files. Recently, I installed
    > DirectX June 2010 Redistributable (with filename directx_Jun2010_redist.exe).
    > As with all previous versions, I extracted this file a temp directory,
    > F:/DirectX_Install. Once extracted, I executed DXSETUP.EXE to install the
    > DirectX update. Once complete, I typically leave the Application,
    > Application Extensions and Cabinet Files, in place until the next DirectX
    > Redistributable is released - and when it is, I delete all files in
    > F:/DirectX_Install before executing the new DXSETUP.EXE application file.
    >
    > While I have executed the DirectX Redistributable DXSETUP.EXE application
    > file several time in the last 2 to 3 years (concurrent with the respective
    > DirectX Redistributable release), I have never looked for the DxSetup.exe
    > file elsewhere on my HDD. Therefore, I have no idea where it is supposed to
    > be located. I read one (confusing website's) expert suggest that it is
    > located in the C:/WINDOWS\System32 directory. When I looked, it was not
    > there - so I copied the latest DXSETUP.EXE file to it. Unfortunately, it did
    > not correct or resolve the problem - the problem remains.
    >
    > I am running DirectX 9.0c, and ran the DirectX Diagnostic Tool and no
    > problems were found.
    >
    > http://i28.tinypic.com/1grwup.png
    >
    > Note that I removed Computer Name and Page file - their info is irrelevant,
    > in my opinion.
    >
    > I do have a DirectX directory, that I believe was created with the initial
    > install of Windows XP SP2 that came with my Dell. This directory,
    > C:/WINDOWS\system32\DirectX, is empty of files. However, there is a Dinput
    > subdirectory, C:/WINDOWS\system32\DirectX\Dinput, that contains 33
    > Configuration Settings files, and 147 PNG Image files.
    >
    > Regarding anti-virus programs, I run Avira AntiVir 9.0.0.422 - where I run
    > Avira AntiVir Guard to protect my system from real-time virus and
    > adware/malware problems. I manually update the definition files at least
    > twice daily.
    >
    > Regarding adware/malware problems, as a redundant program to Avira, I also
    > have Ad-Aware AE installed - though in a passive mode only. In other words,
    > Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service is disabled when Ad-Aware AE is not being run -
    > with its' Real-time Protection off. In addition, the Ad-Watch option is also
    > disabled. In short, I rely on Avira for adware/malware protection and use
    > Ad-Aware to manually scan my system one, maybe twice a week.
    >
    > I do not schedule any software updates, and always disable the automatic
    > update option or preference.
    >
    > After running both Avira and Ad-Aware, my system appears to be free of
    > viruses and adware/malware.
    >
    > To supplement my investigation, I ran HijackThis and it generated the
    > following LOG file...
    >
    > Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
    > Scan saved at 1:16:42 PM, on 07/21/2010
    > Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    > MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
    > Boot mode: Normal
    >
    > Running processes:
    > C:/WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
    > C:/WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
    > C:/WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
    > C:/WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
    > C:/WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    > C:/WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    > C:/WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    > C:/Program Files\UPHClean\uphclean.exe
    > C:/WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    > C:/WINDOWS\stsystra.exe
    > C:/Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
    > C:/WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    > F:/DOWNLOADS\HijackThis 2.0.2\HijackThis.exe
    >
    > R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
    > http://www.update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/v6/default.aspx?ln=en-us
    > http://www.update.microsoft.com/windowsupd...t.aspx?ln=en-us
    > R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
    > R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = "C:/Program
    > Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Stationery\Blank.htm"
    > R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext =
    > "C:/Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe"
    > O1 - Hosts: 2a01:138:a001:201::21 personal.avira-update.com
    > O1 - Hosts: 2a01:138:a001:201::22 personal.avira-update.net
    > O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} -
    > C:/Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
    > O2 - BHO: FDMIECookiesBHO Class - {CC59E0F9-7E43-44FA-9FAA-8377850BF205} -
    > C:/Program Files\Free Download Manager\iefdm2.dll
    > O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper -
    > {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:/Program
    > Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
    > O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SigmatelSysTrayApp] stsystra.exe
    > O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [POINTER] C:/Program Files\Microsoft
    > Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
    > O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\RunOnce: [tscuninstall]
    > %systemroot%\system32\tscupgrd.exe (User 'SYSTEM')
    > O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\RunOnce: [tscuninstall]
    > %systemroot%\system32\tscupgrd.exe (User 'Default user')
    > O8 - Extra context menu item: &Highlight - C:/WINDOWS\WEB\highlight.htm
    > O8 - Extra context menu item: &Links List - C:/WINDOWS\WEB\urllist.htm
    > O8 - Extra context menu item: &Web Search - C:/WINDOWS\WEB\selsearch.htm
    > O8 - Extra context menu item: Download all with Free Download Manager -
    > file://C:/Program Files\Free Download Manager\dlall.htm
    > O8 - Extra context menu item: Download selected with Free Download Manager -
    > file://C:/Program Files\Free Download Manager\dlselected.htm
    > O8 - Extra context menu item: Download video with Free Download Manager -
    > file://C:/Program Files\Free Download Manager\dlfvideo.htm
    > O8 - Extra context menu item: Download with Free Download Manager -
    > file://C:/Program Files\Free Download Manager\dllink.htm
    > O8 - Extra context menu item: I&mages List - C:/WINDOWS\Web\imglist.htm
    > O8 - Extra context menu item: Open Frame in &New Window -
    > C:/WINDOWS\WEB\frm2new.htm
    > O8 - Extra context menu item: Zoom &In - C:/WINDOWS\WEB\zoomin.htm
    > O8 - Extra context menu item: Zoom O&ut - C:/WINDOWS\WEB\zoomout.htm
    > O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} -
    > C:/PROGRA~1\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
    > O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} -
    > C:/WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
    > O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 -
    > {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:/WINDOWS\Network
    > Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
    > O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. -
    > C:/WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
    > O23 - Service: ATI Smart - Unknown owner - C:/WINDOWS\system32\ati2sgag.exe
    > O23 - Service: Defragmentation-Service (DfSdkS) - mst software GmbH, Germany
    > - C:/Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2010 Advanced\Dfsdks.exe
    > O23 - Service: Intel® Matrix Storage Event Monitor (IAANTMON) - Intel
    > Corporation - C:/Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAANTMon.exe
    > O23 - Service: Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service - Lavasoft - C:/Program
    > Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
    > O23 - Service: NBService - Nero AG - C:/Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\Nero
    > BackItUp\NBService.exe
    > O23 - Service: NMIndexingService - Nero AG - C:/Program Files\Common
    > Files\Ahead\Lib\NMIndexingService.exe
    > --
    > End of file - 4220 bytes
    >
    > Carefully following the direction of Marc Liron, Microsoft MVP 2010, as
    > detailed here...
    > http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html]http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html
    > ...I executed sfc /scannow, but it did not resolve the Missing or corrupted
    > DxSetup.exe problem. Hopefully, it did not create other problems.
    >
    > It do not know if it has any relevance, but I recently removed Microsoft
    > Messenger (entirely) from my system. Having never used it, its' Service was
    > disabled, and its' option in Outlook Express had been removed, for over 2
    > years.
    >
    > Other than reinstalling my operating system, anyone have a solution or
    > suggestions of how I can resolve this Missing or corrupted DxSetup.exe
    > problem?
    >
    > Thanks in advance.


    You can thank Intel for this wild goose chase.

    Anyone who has owned a Windows computer in the last ten years,
    knows that a file name like "dxsetup" is associated with
    Microsoft DirectX updates.

    Well, the idiots at Intel decided it would be fun to not only use
    a name like that for *their* software, but to also include that
    name in their documentation. (In other words, this isn't just a
    file which has a low profile.)

    Initially, when I started reading your problem description, it sounded
    like the Intel software needs some DirectX support, which is pretty
    silly as a premise. A network installer usually doesn't have much in
    the way of an interface.

    I downloaded the Intel installer, and it does have a dxsetup.exe in it.
    It is part of Intel ProSet. I opened this download with 7-ZIP, which makes
    it possible to look inside downloads, without installing them (as long
    as they aren't InstallShield protected).

    http://downloadmirror.intel.com/19181/a08/PROWin32.exe

    PROWin32.exe\\APPS\PROSETDX\Win32\DxSetup.exe

    I can't tell you what is broken, but I'd say that some part of the
    Intel installer broke when you installed 15.2. An attempt to install 15.4.1
    is attempting to un-install 15.2 automatically, and failing in the same way
    as those error messages are suggesting. Either you didn't install the
    entire 15.2 package on purpose, or something did fail while 15.2 was being
    installed. Options might be Windows Installer Cleanup, Revo Uninstaller
    or the like, but I lack the skills to guide you here. If someone
    else wants to take a shot at it, I'd start by looking at the contents
    of the PROWin32.exe installer.

    Chances are, there will be an Intel installation folder, somewhere
    on your C: drive, and you could look there to see if the files you
    see inside the PROWin32.exe, exist on your C:. It could be something
    simple, like a path variable to the Intel folder, wasn't set up
    properly. Or, it could be some much more complex problem...

    Paul
     
  4. CurlySue

    CurlySue Flightless Bird

    REVISED

    Now, today, given your insight and preliminary analysis, to further my
    investigation, I think that I am going to need another PC. Why? Well,
    unless I can find a simple solution, I could uninstall 15.2, but that will
    drop my ability to connect to the Internet.
     
  5. CurlySue

    CurlySue Flightless Bird

    SNIP SNIP SNIP

    "Paul" wrote:

    > You can thank Intel for this wild goose chase.
    >
    > Anyone who has owned a Windows computer in the last ten years,
    > knows that a file name like "dxsetup" is associated with
    > Microsoft DirectX updates.
    >
    > Well, the idiots at Intel decided it would be fun to not only use
    > a name like that for *their* software, but to also include that
    > name in their documentation. (In other words, this isn't just a
    > file which has a low profile.)
    >
    > Initially, when I started reading your problem description, it sounded
    > like the Intel software needs some DirectX support, which is pretty
    > silly as a premise. A network installer usually doesn't have much in
    > the way of an interface.
    >
    > I downloaded the Intel installer, and it does have a dxsetup.exe in it.
    > It is part of Intel ProSet. I opened this download with 7-ZIP, which makes
    > it possible to look inside downloads, without installing them (as long
    > as they aren't InstallShield protected).
    >
    > http://downloadmirror.intel.com/19181/a08/PROWin32.exe
    >
    > PROWin32.exe\\APPS\PROSETDX\Win32\DxSetup.exe
    >
    > I can't tell you what is broken, but I'd say that some part of the
    > Intel installer broke when you installed 15.2. An attempt to install 15.4.1
    > is attempting to un-install 15.2 automatically, and failing in the same way
    > as those error messages are suggesting. Either you didn't install the
    > entire 15.2 package on purpose, or something did fail while 15.2 was being
    > installed. Options might be Windows Installer Cleanup, Revo Uninstaller
    > or the like, but I lack the skills to guide you here. If someone
    > else wants to take a shot at it, I'd start by looking at the contents
    > of the PROWin32.exe installer.
    >
    > Chances are, there will be an Intel installation folder, somewhere
    > on your C: drive, and you could look there to see if the files you
    > see inside the PROWin32.exe, exist on your C:. It could be something
    > simple, like a path variable to the Intel folder, wasn't set up
    > properly. Or, it could be some much more complex problem...
    >
    > Paul


    Hello there, Paul, and thank you for taking the time to read my posting here.

    Your extraordinarily comprehensive analysis is sincerely appreciated. :eek:)

    I searched my HDD for PROWin32 and there were no results.

    Prior to posting, I did find one Windows Installer Package, PROSETDX.msi -
    which happens to reside in the subdirectory of Drivers that came with my PC.

    Clearly, I am no expert regarding software and PCs, but from what I can tell
    - due to the diagnositics associated with Version 15.2, it is functioning
    correctly. Course, I presume that does not mean the installation was 100%
    error free - particularly given the current DxSetup.exe problem.

    Prior to posting here, I spent several hours reviewing a significant number
    of Google hits that appeared to have problems similar, but not exactly, like
    mine.

    Now, today, given your insight and preliminary analysis, to further my
    investigation, I think that I am going to need another PC. Why? Well,
    unless I can find a simple solution, I could uninstall 15.4.1, but that will
    drop my ability to connect to the Internet.

    Concerned that the DxSetup.exe problem may be deeper than simply
    uninstalling this Intel Driver, scrubbing my Registry and HDD of all traces,
    then I would start by installing the original Intel Driver that came with my
    PC, and if it worked, I would migrate to 15.1.1 then 15.2 and finally to
    15.4.1.

    On the other hand, if the DxSetup.exe problem is far deeper or more
    difficult to resolve, I would HATE to forfeit my ability to connect to the
    Internet with this PC.

    UGH! What a fricken dilemma.

    Thank you, once again, Paul, for your generous support.

    With kindest regards,

    CurlySue
     
  6. CurlySue

    CurlySue Flightless Bird

    "peter" wrote:

    > http://www.filestube.com/d/dxsetup+exe+download
    >
    > peter


    Thanks for your reply, Peter.

    Clicking on your link, I found . . .



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    * DXSETUP

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    DXSETUP
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    DXSETUP
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    DXSETUP
    letitbit.net ext: .exe size: 491 KB date: 2010-07-17
    DXSETUP
    http://letitbit.net - Download
    dxsetup
    letitbit.net ext: .exe size: 314 KB date: 2010-07-10
    dxsetup
    http://letitbit.net - Download
    DXSETUP
    letitbit.net ext: .exe size: 473 KB date: 2010-07-01
    DXSETUP
    http://letitbit.net - Download
    DXSETUP
    megaupload.com ext: .exe size: 473 KB date: 2010-05-05
    DXSETUP
    http://www.taringa.net/posts/5394086/ - Download
    DXSETUP
    megaupload.com ext: .exe size: 473 KB date: 2009-07-10
    DXSETUP
    http://board.mzagy.net/t8891.html - Download

    Unfortunately, I cannot determine which DXSETUP file is appropriate for
    Windows XP. I suppose the ones that are not will advise me during the
    install, but this approach does not give me any confidence because it seems
    so elementary. In addition, the possibility of malicious files is always a
    concern.

    So, in short, I prefer to seek other solutions at this time.

    I am hoping one of the MVP's will eventually chime in with a verifiable
    Microsoft-related solution.

    Thanks again!

    CurlySue


    >
    >
    >
    > If you find a posting or message from me offensive,inappropriate or
    > disruptive,please ignore it. If you dont know how to ignore a posting
    > complain to me and I will be only too happy to demonstrate :)
    > "CurlySue" wrote in message
    > news:FF6BBA21-A790-470D-9FB6-F8F181E334B0@microsoft.com...
    >
    > I have a Missing or corrupted DxSetup.exe problem...
    >
    > http://i31.tinypic.com/e86fzo.png
    >
    > ....and I recall seeing this same error message once, perhaps twice in the 2
    > or 3 months.
    >
    > This same DxSetup.exe error message occurred when I was attempting to
    > install non-essential software programs. And when the (above) error message
    > window popped up, I chose to terminate the installation and delete the
    > non-essential software program.
    >
    > Currently, this DxSetup.exe error message occurs when I try to install
    > Intel's Network Adapter Drivers 15.4.1 for Windows XP.
    >
    > Back on 2010 April 29, I successfully installed Intel's Network Adapter
    > Drivers 15.2 for Windows XP, and did not have any problems - in other words,
    > I did not experience this DxSetup.exe error message.
    >
    > My operating system is Windows XP SP3, 32-bit, up to date via Windows
    > Update, with the exception of Microsoft's Malicious Removal Tools, and
    > Internet Explorer 7 or 8. I have never allowed Windows Update to install
    > any
    > Malicious Removal Tool, and because I only use Internet Explorer for Windows
    > Updates (my primary browser is Firefox 3.6 including its latest version and
    > updates), I find no value nor interest to upgrade to Internet Explorer 7 or
    > 8.
    >
    > According to Add or Remove Programs, I have the following Microsoft .NET
    > Frameworks installed...
    >
    > 1.1 - v1.1.4322
    > 2.0 Service Pack 2 - v2.0.50727
    > 3.0 Service Pack 2
    > 3.5 Service Pack 1
    >
    > ....which is confirmed by ASoft .NET Version Detector 2007 as follows:
    >
    > http://i26.tinypic.com/2i9toar.png
    >
    > Upon reviewing the respective install LOG files...
    >
    > http://i27.tinypic.com/33xwjus.png
    >
    > ....I found no apparent error messages.
    >
    > The file dd_dotnetfx3error.txt is empty - and searching for the word "error"
    > in the dd_dotnetfx3install.txt file, produces only one reference...
    >
    > [04/25/09,00:23:40] Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0: CRootComponent::Install():
    > MSIInstallProduct returned ERROR_SUCCESS.
    >
    > The file dd_dotnetfx35error.txt is empty - and searching for the word
    > "error" in the dd_dotnetfx35install.txt file, produces the following
    > references...
    >
    > [04/25/09,17:09:22] Setup.exe: GetGlobalCustomProperty - Property:
    > {481CEF9F-033A-11D3-ACE2-00C04F8EEBA1} - PropertyName: Disable Error Logging
    > - Value: 0
    >
    > [04/25/09,17:30:43] Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5: CRootComponent::Install():
    > MSIInstallProduct returned ERROR_SUCCESS.
    >
    > [04/25/09,17:31:08] Setup.exe: GetGlobalCustomProperty - Property:
    > {481CEF9F-033A-11D3-ACE2-00C04F8EEBA1} - PropertyName: Disable Error Logging
    > - Value: 0
    >
    > [04/25/09,20:04:39] Windows Installer Patch Registration Fix for .NET
    > Framework 3.5 (x86): Error code 0 for this component means "Baseline
    > succeeded. No further action required."
    >
    > [04/25/09,20:06:46] XPSEPSC Installer: Error code 3010 for this component
    > means "Baseline succeeded. Reboot required to complete setup action."
    >
    > [04/25/09,20:08:14] Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1:
    > CRootComponent::Install(): MSIInstallProduct returned ERROR_SUCCESS.
    >
    > To ensure my Registry is not effected by any new program installation, I
    > typically back it up prior to the install. However, because I install or
    > updated software several times each week, once the new or updated program
    > appears to work as described, I generally delete the Registry backup file.
    > This may seem severe, but once I install a new program or update, the
    > previous Registry backup become moot. Moot because it has no value since
    > restoring it also removes any newer Registry entries, updates, etc.
    >
    > I am running Windows Installer 4.5 and have not experienced any problems
    > with it.
    >
    > I manually update Windows XP by visiting the Windows Update website once a
    > week, and utilize the CUSTOM option to check for Windows XP updates.
    >
    > For non-Windows operating system software, I visit other websites like
    > MajorGeeks and FileHippo. I try to download new software direct from the
    > author's website(s) whenever possible.
    >
    > When available, I generally update my DirectX files. Recently, I installed
    > DirectX June 2010 Redistributable (with filename
    > directx_Jun2010_redist.exe).
    > As with all previous versions, I extracted this file a temp directory,
    > F:/DirectX_Install. Once extracted, I executed DXSETUP.EXE to install the
    > DirectX update. Once complete, I typically leave the Application,
    > Application Extensions and Cabinet Files, in place until the next DirectX
    > Redistributable is released - and when it is, I delete all files in
    > F:/DirectX_Install before executing the new DXSETUP.EXE application file.
    >
    > While I have executed the DirectX Redistributable DXSETUP.EXE application
    > file several time in the last 2 to 3 years (concurrent with the respective
    > DirectX Redistributable release), I have never looked for the DxSetup.exe
    > file elsewhere on my HDD. Therefore, I have no idea where it is supposed to
    > be located. I read one (confusing website's) expert suggest that it is
    > located in the C:/WINDOWS\System32 directory. When I looked, it was not
    > there - so I copied the latest DXSETUP.EXE file to it. Unfortunately, it
    > did
    > not correct or resolve the problem - the problem remains.
    >
    > I am running DirectX 9.0c, and ran the DirectX Diagnostic Tool and no
    > problems were found.
    >
    > http://i28.tinypic.com/1grwup.png
    >
    > Note that I removed Computer Name and Page file - their info is irrelevant,
    > in my opinion.
    >
    > I do have a DirectX directory, that I believe was created with the initial
    > install of Windows XP SP2 that came with my Dell. This directory,
    > C:/WINDOWS\system32\DirectX, is empty of files. However, there is a Dinput
    > subdirectory, C:/WINDOWS\system32\DirectX\Dinput, that contains 33
    > Configuration Settings files, and 147 PNG Image files.
    >
    > Regarding anti-virus programs, I run Avira AntiVir 9.0.0.422 - where I run
    > Avira AntiVir Guard to protect my system from real-time virus and
    > adware/malware problems. I manually update the definition files at least
    > twice daily.
    >
    > Regarding adware/malware problems, as a redundant program to Avira, I also
    > have Ad-Aware AE installed - though in a passive mode only. In other words,
    > Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service is disabled when Ad-Aware AE is not being run -
    > with its' Real-time Protection off. In addition, the Ad-Watch option is
    > also
    > disabled. In short, I rely on Avira for adware/malware protection and use
    > Ad-Aware to manually scan my system one, maybe twice a week.
    >
    > I do not schedule any software updates, and always disable the automatic
    > update option or preference.
    >
    > After running both Avira and Ad-Aware, my system appears to be free of
    > viruses and adware/malware.
    >
    > To supplement my investigation, I ran HijackThis and it generated the
    > following LOG file...
    >
    > Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
    > Scan saved at 1:16:42 PM, on 07/21/2010
    > Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    > MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
    > Boot mode: Normal
    >
    > Running processes:
    > C:/WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
    > C:/WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
    > C:/WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
    > C:/WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
    > C:/WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    > C:/WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    > C:/WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    > C:/Program Files\UPHClean\uphclean.exe
    > C:/WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    > C:/WINDOWS\stsystra.exe
    > C:/Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
    > C:/WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    > F:/DOWNLOADS\HijackThis 2.0.2\HijackThis.exe
    >
    > R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
    > http://www.update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/v6/default.aspx?ln=en-us
    > http://www.update.microsoft.com/windowsupd...t.aspx?ln=en-us
    > R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
    > R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = "C:/Program
    > Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Stationery\Blank.htm"
    > R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext =
    > "C:/Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe"
    > O1 - Hosts: 2a01:138:a001:201::21 personal.avira-update.com
    > O1 - Hosts: 2a01:138:a001:201::22 personal.avira-update.net
    > O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} -
    > C:/Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
    > O2 - BHO: FDMIECookiesBHO Class - {CC59E0F9-7E43-44FA-9FAA-8377850BF205} -
    > C:/Program Files\Free Download Manager\iefdm2.dll
    > O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper -
    > {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:/Program
    > Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
    > O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SigmatelSysTrayApp] stsystra.exe
    > O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [POINTER] C:/Program Files\Microsoft
    > Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
    > O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\RunOnce: [tscuninstall]
    > %systemroot%\system32\tscupgrd.exe (User 'SYSTEM')
    > O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\RunOnce: [tscuninstall]
    > %systemroot%\system32\tscupgrd.exe (User 'Default user')
    > O8 - Extra context menu item: &Highlight - C:/WINDOWS\WEB\highlight.htm
    > O8 - Extra context menu item: &Links List - C:/WINDOWS\WEB\urllist.htm
    > O8 - Extra context menu item: &Web Search - C:/WINDOWS\WEB\selsearch.htm
    > O8 - Extra context menu item: Download all with Free Download Manager -
    > file://C:/Program Files\Free Download Manager\dlall.htm
    > O8 - Extra context menu item: Download selected with Free Download Manager -
    > file://C:/Program Files\Free Download Manager\dlselected.htm
    > O8 - Extra context menu item: Download video with Free Download Manager -
    > file://C:/Program Files\Free Download Manager\dlfvideo.htm
    > O8 - Extra context menu item: Download with Free Download Manager -
    > file://C:/Program Files\Free Download Manager\dllink.htm
    > O8 - Extra context menu item: I&mages List - C:/WINDOWS\Web\imglist.htm
    > O8 - Extra context menu item: Open Frame in &New Window -
    > C:/WINDOWS\WEB\frm2new.htm
    > O8 - Extra context menu item: Zoom &In - C:/WINDOWS\WEB\zoomin.htm
    > O8 - Extra context menu item: Zoom O&ut - C:/WINDOWS\WEB\zoomout.htm
    > O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} -
    > C:/PROGRA~1\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
    > O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} -
    > C:/WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
    > O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 -
    > {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:/WINDOWS\Network
    > Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
    > O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. -
    > C:/WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
    > O23 - Service: ATI Smart - Unknown owner - C:/WINDOWS\system32\ati2sgag.exe
    > O23 - Service: Defragmentation-Service (DfSdkS) - mst software GmbH, Germany
    > - C:/Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2010 Advanced\Dfsdks.exe
    > O23 - Service: Intel® Matrix Storage Event Monitor (IAANTMON) - Intel
    > Corporation - C:/Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage
    > Manager\IAANTMon.exe
    > O23 - Service: Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service - Lavasoft - C:/Program
    > Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
    > O23 - Service: NBService - Nero AG - C:/Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\Nero
    > BackItUp\NBService.exe
    > O23 - Service: NMIndexingService - Nero AG - C:/Program Files\Common
    > Files\Ahead\Lib\NMIndexingService.exe
    > --
    > End of file - 4220 bytes
    >
    > Carefully following the direction of Marc Liron, Microsoft MVP 2010, as
    > detailed here...
    > http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html]http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html
    > ....I executed sfc /scannow, but it did not resolve the Missing or corrupted
    > DxSetup.exe problem. Hopefully, it did not create other problems.
    >
    > It do not know if it has any relevance, but I recently removed Microsoft
    > Messenger (entirely) from my system. Having never used it, its' Service was
    > disabled, and its' option in Outlook Express had been removed, for over 2
    > years.
    >
    > Other than reinstalling my operating system, anyone have a solution or
    > suggestions of how I can resolve this Missing or corrupted DxSetup.exe
    > problem?
    >
    > Thanks in advance.
    >
    > .
    >
     
  7. Paul

    Paul Flightless Bird

    CurlySue wrote:
    > REVISED
    >
    > Now, today, given your insight and preliminary analysis, to further my
    > investigation, I think that I am going to need another PC. Why? Well,
    > unless I can find a simple solution, I could uninstall 15.2, but that will
    > drop my ability to connect to the Internet.


    The Intel installer is only going to work, if you have an Intel
    network adapter.

    Have you checked the control panel "Add or Remove Programs",
    and checked to see what Intel software claims to be installed ?
    Either 15.4.1 or 15.2 package ?

    I'd probably go back and install the 15.2, subject to the
    Add or Remove control panel having all of the Intel network
    adapter software gone.

    It should be leaving behind a folder, which would include
    things like that dxsetup file.

    The purpose of attempting to reinstall 15.2, would be to
    try to get the "dxsetup" error message to go away. And
    secondarily, to make it possible, if necessary, to uninstall
    the package complete if you so desire.

    I can see a PROSETDX.msi file in this folder inside the
    download file. The MSI file is about six megabytes in size.
    I would have expected to see DxSetup.exe in the same folder
    on the C: drive.

    PROWin32.exe\\APPS\PROSETDX\Win32\PROSETDX.msi

    HTH,
    Paul
     
  8. CurlySue

    CurlySue Flightless Bird

    > The Intel installer is only going to work, if you have an Intel
    > network adapter.


    Agreed. Good thing I verified this BEFORE the day I purchased this PC about
    3 years ago. ;o) Bonus, the same Intel 82562 is still installed today.

    > Have you checked the control panel "Add or Remove Programs",
    > and checked to see what Intel software claims to be installed ?


    Answered above.

    > Either 15.4.1 or 15.2 package ?


    The first time I updated this driver was almost 3 years ago. At that time,
    I read every word of the PROWIN32.exe Release Notes to comfirm that (a) it
    was applicable to Windows XP SP2 (at that time I had not updated to SP3) Home
    Edition, and (b) that it was fully compatible with the Intel 82562 10/100
    Network Adapter installed in my PC.

    > I'd probably go back and install the 15.2, subject to the
    > Add or Remove control panel having all of the Intel network
    > adapter software gone.


    > It should be leaving behind a folder, which would include
    > things like that dxsetup file.


    > The purpose of attempting to reinstall 15.2, would be to
    > try to get the "dxsetup" error message to go away. And
    > secondarily, to make it possible, if necessary, to uninstall
    > the package complete if you so desire.


    > I can see a PROSETDX.msi file in this folder inside the
    > download file. The MSI file is about six megabytes in size.
    > I would have expected to see DxSetup.exe in the same folder
    > on the C: drive.


    > PROWin32.exe\\APPS\PROSETDX\Win32\PROSETDX.msi


    Referring to my initial post - the one that I decided to CLEANUP and repost
    (which you so kindly responded to) . . .
    http://www.microsoft.com/communitie...53-b8a6-f9a3003a4173&cat=&lang=&cr=&sloc=&p=1

    Donald Anadell responded with:

    BEGIN REPLY

    Hope some of these links are helpful:

    Intel(R) Dxsetup.exe software setup utility:
    http://www.intel.com/support/network/sb/cs-016040.htm
    Intel(R) Driver version 15.4.1 overview
    http://www.intel.com/support/network/sb/cs-006333.htm
    Intel(R) Download Center
    http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Default.aspx
    Intel(R) Driver Update Utility
    http://www.intel.com/support/network/detect.htm
    Intel(R) Contact Support
    http://www.intel.com/support/feedback.htm

    Good luck.

    END REPLY

    Having seen his reply a short time after responding to yours, I posted
    Donald with:

    BEGIN REPLY

    Thank you for your reply, support and links, Donald. :eek:)

    I have been using 3 or 4 of them for the last 2 years.

    I have never used the Driver Update Utility, and was surprised by the
    results. Surprised because the Intel system read my PC as a Windows 2003
    Server, and the driver it recommended was EXACTLY the same one I had
    downloaded. Nevertheless, I downloaded it again and used the extraction
    without installation process to view the of directories and files associated
    with this driver.

    I have additional investigation to pursue and will update you once I have
    resolved this problem.

    Thanks again!!

    END REPLY

    Since posting the above reply, I chose to review the links further and then
    decided to CHANCE using Intel's Driver Update Utility. Even though this
    Utility incorrectly ID'd my operating system as Windows 2003 Server, the
    Driver associated with the download had the same Digital Signature as the
    15.4.1 version that I had download for Windows XP Home.

    Feeling intrepid, I proceeded forward with the Intel Driver Update Utility
    15.4.1 downloaded PROWin32.exe file.

    After downloading the PROWin32.exe files recommended by Intel's Driver
    Update Utility, I decided to (again) review the online Read Me (htm) file
    [http://downloadmirror.intel.com/18717/eng/readme.htm] before executing the
    PROWin32.exe install. Having never extracted files without installing them,
    I chose to employ the /f parameter and specified the destination path.

    Believing the /f parameter would function as it is described - Extracting
    the Files Without Installing - I anticipated reviewing the files, as you had
    done with the 7-ZIP. Unfortunately, though not completely unfortunate, this
    is not how the process went. In short, with the /f parameter incorporated
    precisely as defined by Intel, the Windows 2003 Server PROWin32.exe began
    installing in the same manner I have witness several times in the last 2 or
    so years. So, I just went with the flow.

    Once the install appeared complete, I checked the path location that I had
    specifed after the /f parameter, and there it was, a new directory named
    Intel 82562 based Network Controller. This directory has five File Folders,
    two Rich Text Format files, and a TIC File. I opened each of the File
    Folders, which include a Win32 subdirectory, as well as other subdirectories.
    And in the \Intel 82562 based Network Controller\APPS\PROSETDX\Win32
    directory, I found the DxSetup.exe Application and Configuration Settings
    files, as well as the PROSETDX.msi Windows Installer Package - just as you
    said you could see. As you may guess, I was now smiling W-I-D-E-L-Y.

    Next, I proceeded to open Device Manager and check the version of the new
    install, and there it was . . . Intel PROSet Version 15.4.98.0 . . . not
    Version 15.4.1 that I was expecting, but that wouldn't be the first time a
    manufacture mis-labeled or did not properly identify its drivers or files (as
    you know all to well, I am certain). Oddly, the 15.4.89 release has the same
    Intel 82562 10/100 Network Connection Driver, 9.13.41.0, as the 15.2 release.
    Obviously, Intel was updating issues other than this driver. Then I ran the
    various Intel Diagnostics on the Connection, Cable and Hardware - all passed,
    so I rebooted, went back online, and proceeded to this newsgroup to inform
    you of the results.

    There must be something WRONG with the PROWin32.exe file (a file I
    downloaded more than once, to insure the one on my HDD was not corrupt or
    otherwise defective) that downloads when Windows XP Home Edition is selected
    here . . .
    http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sea...roduct=Intel®+82562+Fast+Ethernet+Controllers
    because, as I said above, it has the same Digital Signature as the 15.4.1
    version recommended by the Intel Driver Update Utility that ID's my operating
    system as Windows 2003 Server.

    And now, dear Peter, you know the REST OF THE STORY. ;o)

    Many, many thanks for your undying support and edification regarding this
    issue. I do not believe that I could have done this without you.

    With kindest regards,

    CurlySue

    P.S. I want to express my appreciation for your extraordinary command of
    the written word. Your level of clean, concise communication is clearly
    second to none, Paul. I could not be more impressed by how easy it was to
    follow your words. Thank you! :eek:)
     
  9. PA Bear

    PA Bear Flightless Bird

    [Reviving an older thread]

    > Regarding anti-virus programs, I run Avira AntiVir 9.0.0.422 - where I run
    > Avira AntiVir Guard to protect my system from real-time virus and
    > adware/malware problems.


    You may think that you're running Avira AntiVir but your HijackThis
    log tells a much different story.

    > ...I have never allowed Windows Update to install any
    > Malicious Removal Tool


    I'm sure you're regretting that by now! <VBEG>


    On Jul 21, 6:12 pm, CurlySue wrote:
    > I have a Missing or corrupted DxSetup.exe problem...
    >
    > http://i31.tinypic.com/e86fzo.png
    >
    > ...and I recall seeing this same error message once, perhaps twice in the2
    > or 3 months.  
    >
    > This same DxSetup.exe error message occurred when I was attempting to
    > install non-essential software programs.  And when the (above) error message
    > window popped up, I chose to terminate the installation and delete the
    > non-essential software program.
    >
    > Currently, this DxSetup.exe error message occurs when I try to install
    > Intel's Network Adapter Drivers 15.4.1 for Windows XP.  
    >
    > Back on 2010 April 29, I successfully installed Intel's Network Adapter
    > Drivers 15.2 for Windows XP, and did not have any problems - in other words,
    > I did not experience this DxSetup.exe error message.  
    >
    > My operating system is Windows XP SP3, 32-bit, up to date via Windows
    > Update, with the exception of Microsoft's Malicious Removal Tools, and
    > Internet Explorer 7 or 8.  I have never allowed Windows Update to install any
    > Malicious Removal Tool, and because I only use Internet Explorer for Windows
    > Updates (my primary browser is Firefox 3.6 including its latest version and
    > updates), I find no value nor interest to upgrade to Internet Explorer 7 or
    > 8.  
    >
    > According to Add or Remove Programs, I have the following Microsoft .NET
    > Frameworks installed...
    >
    > 1.1 - v1.1.4322
    > 2.0 Service Pack 2 - v2.0.50727
    > 3.0 Service Pack 2
    > 3.5 Service Pack 1
    >
    > ...which is confirmed by ASoft .NET Version Detector 2007 as follows:
    >
    > http://i26.tinypic.com/2i9toar.png
    >
    > Upon reviewing the respective install LOG files...
    >
    > http://i27.tinypic.com/33xwjus.png
    >
    > ...I found no apparent error messages.  
    >
    > The file dd_dotnetfx3error.txt is empty - and searching for the word "error"
    > in the dd_dotnetfx3install.txt file, produces only one reference...
    >
    > [04/25/09,00:23:40] Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0: CRootComponent::Install():
    > MSIInstallProduct returned ERROR_SUCCESS.
    >
    > The file dd_dotnetfx35error.txt is empty - and searching for the word
    > "error" in the dd_dotnetfx35install.txt file, produces the following
    > references...
    >
    > [04/25/09,17:09:22] Setup.exe: GetGlobalCustomProperty - Property:
    > {481CEF9F-033A-11D3-ACE2-00C04F8EEBA1} - PropertyName: Disable Error Logging
    > - Value: 0
    >
    > [04/25/09,17:30:43] Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5: CRootComponent::Install():
    > MSIInstallProduct returned ERROR_SUCCESS.
    >
    > [04/25/09,17:31:08] Setup.exe: GetGlobalCustomProperty - Property:
    > {481CEF9F-033A-11D3-ACE2-00C04F8EEBA1} - PropertyName: Disable Error Logging
    > - Value: 0
    >
    > [04/25/09,20:04:39] Windows Installer Patch Registration Fix for .NET
    > Framework 3.5 (x86): Error code 0 for this component means "Baseline
    > succeeded. No further action required."
    >
    > [04/25/09,20:06:46] XPSEPSC Installer: Error code 3010 for this component
    > means "Baseline succeeded. Reboot required to complete setup action."
    >
    > [04/25/09,20:08:14] Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1:
    > CRootComponent::Install(): MSIInstallProduct returned ERROR_SUCCESS.
    >
    > To ensure my Registry is not effected by any new program installation, I
    > typically back it up prior to the install.  However, because I install or
    > updated software several times each week, once the new or updated program
    > appears to work as described, I generally delete the Registry backup file..  
    > This may seem severe, but once I install a new program or update, the
    > previous Registry backup become moot.  Moot because it has no value since
    > restoring it also removes any newer Registry entries, updates, etc.  
    >
    > I am running Windows Installer 4.5 and have not experienced any problems
    > with it.
    >
    > I manually update Windows XP by visiting the Windows Update website once a
    > week, and utilize the CUSTOM option to check for Windows XP updates.  
    >
    > For non-Windows operating system software, I visit other websites like
    > MajorGeeks and FileHippo.  I try to download new software direct from the
    > author's website(s) whenever possible.  
    >
    > When available, I generally update my DirectX files.  Recently, I installed
    > DirectX June 2010 Redistributable (with filename directx_Jun2010_redist.exe).
    >  As with all previous versions, I extracted this file a temp directory,
    > F:/DirectX_Install.  Once extracted, I executed DXSETUP.EXE to install the
    > DirectX update.  Once complete, I typically leave the Application,
    > Application Extensions and Cabinet Files, in place until the next DirectX
    > Redistributable is released - and when it is, I delete all files in
    > F:/DirectX_Install before executing the new DXSETUP.EXE application file. 
    >
    > While I have executed the DirectX Redistributable DXSETUP.EXE application
    > file several time in the last 2 to 3 years (concurrent with the respective
    > DirectX Redistributable release), I have never looked for the DxSetup.exe
    > file elsewhere on my HDD.  Therefore, I have no idea where it is supposed to
    > be located.  I read one (confusing website's) expert suggest that it is
    > located in the C:/WINDOWS\System32 directory.  When I looked, it was not
    > there - so I copied the latest DXSETUP.EXE file to it.  Unfortunately, it did
    > not correct or resolve the problem - the problem remains.
    >
    > I am running DirectX 9.0c, and ran the DirectX Diagnostic Tool and no
    > problems were found.  
    >
    > http://i28.tinypic.com/1grwup.png
    >
    > Note that I removed Computer Name and Page file - their info is irrelevant,
    > in my opinion.
    >
    > I do have a DirectX directory, that I believe was created with the initial
    > install of Windows XP SP2 that came with my Dell.  This directory,
    > C:/WINDOWS\system32\DirectX, is empty of files.  However, there is a Dinput
    > subdirectory, C:/WINDOWS\system32\DirectX\Dinput, that contains 33
    > Configuration Settings files, and 147 PNG Image files.
    >
    > Regarding anti-virus programs, I run Avira AntiVir 9.0.0.422 - where I run
    > Avira AntiVir Guard to protect my system from real-time virus and
    > adware/malware problems.  I manually update the definition files at least
    > twice daily.
    >
    > Regarding adware/malware problems, as a redundant program to Avira, I also
    > have Ad-Aware AE installed - though in a passive mode only.  In other words,
    > Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service is disabled when Ad-Aware AE is not being run -
    > with its' Real-time Protection off.  In addition, the Ad-Watch option is also
    > disabled.  In short, I rely on Avira for adware/malware protection and use
    > Ad-Aware to manually scan my system one, maybe twice a week.  
    >
    > I do not schedule any software updates, and always disable the automatic
    > update option or preference.
    >
    > After running both Avira and Ad-Aware, my system appears to be free of
    > viruses and adware/malware.
    >
    > To supplement my investigation, I ran HijackThis and it generated the
    > following LOG file...
    >
    > Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
    > Scan saved at 1:16:42 PM, on 07/21/2010
    > Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    > MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
    > Boot mode: Normal
    >
    > Running processes:
    > C:/WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
    > C:/WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
    > C:/WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
    > C:/WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
    > C:/WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    > C:/WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    > C:/WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    > C:/Program Files\UPHClean\uphclean.exe
    > C:/WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    > C:/WINDOWS\stsystra.exe
    > C:/Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
    > C:/WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    > F:/DOWNLOADS\HijackThis 2.0.2\HijackThis.exe
    >
    > R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =http://www.update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/v6/default.aspx?ln=en-ushttp://www..update.microsoft.com/windowsupd...t.aspx?ln=en-us
    > R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
    > R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = "C:/Program
    > Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Stationery\Blank.htm"
    > R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext =
    > "C:/Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe"
    > O1 - Hosts: 2a01:138:a001:201::21 personal.avira-update.com
    > O1 - Hosts: 2a01:138:a001:201::22 personal.avira-update.net
    > O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} -
    > C:/Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
    > O2 - BHO: FDMIECookiesBHO Class - {CC59E0F9-7E43-44FA-9FAA-8377850BF205} -
    > C:/Program Files\Free Download Manager\iefdm2.dll
    > O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper -
    > {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:/Program
    > Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
    > O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SigmatelSysTrayApp] stsystra.exe
    > O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [POINTER] C:/Program Files\Microsoft
    > Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
    > O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\RunOnce: [tscuninstall]
    > %systemroot%\system32\tscupgrd.exe (User 'SYSTEM')
    > O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\RunOnce: [tscuninstall]
    > %systemroot%\system32\tscupgrd.exe (User 'Default user')
    > O8 - Extra context menu item: &Highlight - C:/WINDOWS\WEB\highlight.htm
    > O8 - Extra context menu item: &Links List - C:/WINDOWS\WEB\urllist.htm
    > O8 - Extra context menu item: &Web Search - C:/WINDOWS\WEB\selsearch.htm
    > O8 - Extra context menu item: Download all with Free Download Manager -
    > file://C:/Program Files\Free Download Manager\dlall.htm
    > O8 - Extra context menu item: Download selected with Free Download Manager -
    > file://C:/Program Files\Free Download Manager\dlselected.htm
    > O8 - Extra context menu item: Download video with Free Download Manager -
    > file://C:/Program Files\Free Download Manager\dlfvideo.htm
    > O8 - Extra context menu item: Download with Free Download Manager -
    > file://C:/Program Files\Free Download Manager\dllink.htm
    > O8 - Extra context menu item: I&mages List - C:/WINDOWS\Web\imglist.htm
    > O8 - Extra context menu item: Open Frame in &New Window -
    > C:/WINDOWS\WEB\frm2new.htm
    > O8 - Extra context menu item: Zoom &In - C:/WINDOWS\WEB\zoomin.htm
    > O8 - Extra context menu item: Zoom O&ut - C:/WINDOWS\WEB\zoomout.htm
    > O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} -
    > C:/PROGRA~1\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
    > O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} -
    > C:/WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
    > O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 -
    > {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:/WINDOWS\Network
    > Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
    > O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. -
    > C:/WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
    > O23 - Service: ATI Smart - Unknown owner - C:/WINDOWS\system32\ati2sgag.exe
    > O23 - Service: Defragmentation-Service (DfSdkS) - mst software GmbH, Germany
    > - C:/Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2010 Advanced\Dfsdks.exe
    > O23 - Service: Intel® Matrix Storage Event Monitor (IAANTMON) - Intel
    > Corporation - C:/Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAANTMon.exe
    > O23 - Service: Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service - Lavasoft - C:/Program
    > Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
    > O23 - Service: NBService - Nero AG - C:/Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\Nero
    > BackItUp\NBService.exe
    > O23 - Service: NMIndexingService - Nero AG - C:/Program Files\Common
    > Files\Ahead\Lib\NMIndexingService.exe
    > --
    > End of file - 4220 bytes
    >
    > Carefully following the direction of Marc Liron, Microsoft MVP 2010, as
    > detailed here...http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html]http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html
    > ...I executed sfc /scannow, but it did not resolve the Missing or corrupted
    > DxSetup.exe problem.  Hopefully, it did not create other problems.
    >
    > It do not know if it has any relevance, but I recently removed Microsoft
    > Messenger (entirely) from my system.  Having never used it, its' Service was
    > disabled, and its' option in Outlook Express had been removed, for over 2
    > years.  
    >
    > Other than reinstalling my operating system, anyone have a solution or
    > suggestions of how I can resolve this Missing or corrupted DxSetup.exe
    > problem?  
    >
    > Thanks in advance.
     

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