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I am running Windows 7, when I boot up or shutdown my computer gives me an error that the %WINDIR%\System32\RASAPI32.dll file is missing or corrupt. I have tried several ways to replace the file but can not gain access. I am the administrator but the system will not allow me to remove, replace or delete the windows files.

P.S. The repair through Windows 7 did not fix it, nor did the restore to another time.

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Have you tried to use SFC to repair it?

  • Open the command prompt as admin (I type cmd in the startmenu then CTRL+Shift+Enter to launch as admin)
  • Type sfc /scannow

You can also run sfc /VERIFYFILE=c:\windows\system32\RASAPI32.dll

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