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After installing an app, my %PATH% got reset to an empty string. I then re-added C:\WINDOWS\system32 to it. When I run taskkill, I get

"This application has failed to start because framedyn.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem."

I did a search and taskkill is also present in C:\WINDOWS\$NtServicePackUninstall$, together with framedyn.dll

Is it a good idea to add that directory to the path as well? Can anyone explain, what's going on?


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had same prob, this q n the a helped me. – barlop Jan 16 '12 at 3:24
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Add this to your PATH:


If there is no framedyn.dll file in the above folder, run %systemroot%\system32\dllcache from the run box and copy the framedyn.dll file from that folder to C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem.

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Thanks a lot! Saved my day! – raoulsson Dec 16 '09 at 12:08
You're very welcome! – John T Dec 16 '09 at 15:48

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