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Start up messages

Posted by: Michelle B.      19 Sep 2008 @ 11:09
Start up messages

Everytime I log on i get msgs saying-Windows cannot find "C:/Documents",then-cannot load or run "C:/Documents" specified in registry,then-Windows cannot find "and",then-could not load or run "and" specified in registry,then-Windows cannot find "Settings/Dan/Application",then-cannot load or run "Settings/Dan/Application" specified in registry and finally Windows cannot find "Data/Adobe/Manager",then-could not load or run "Data/Adobe/Manager" spacified in registry. Doesnt seem to be doing any harm but is really annoying.

Reply by: Kwesi T. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Hemel Hempstead, HP1      19 Sep 2008 @ 17:15
RE: Start up messages

If this pc is running XP then try running msconfig & looking under the startup tab ( click on start | go upto run |then type msconfig ). This shows startup applications, it may be a case that you've deleted some software but there are still entries for it here.

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Reply by: Robin N. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Watchet, TA23      26 Sep 2008 @ 19:47
RE: Start up messages

Sounds like you could run a registry cleaner too. Try Registry Mechanic. Use the free version to see if does any good before spending any money on it.

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Reply by: Jon S. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Morecambe, LA3      26 Sep 2008 @ 21:04
RE: Start up messages

except for the Adobe message - which suggests someone has been deleting application files, when I get this kind of message I normally assume they are virus related. Its the kind of thing you get when an antivirus / antimalware scanner knocks out a file but does not remove the corresponding registry entry. If you know what you are doing (and ONLY if) a session using Hijack This! is needed to identify the rogue entries and delete them

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Reply by: Alan D. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Oakham, LE15      26 Sep 2008 @ 22:29
RE: Start up messages

Another possibility is that a program has been set up to run, but they forgot to put the quotes around the full path and name. Windows is reading but, but taking each space as the end of the name.

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