helpctr.exe launches itself on start up 300 - 400 times?



Mediocre
07-10-2005, 12:36 AM
When I start up helpctr.exe runs in the background up to 400 times. Also
when I actually get past this and use explorer windows help pops up when I
click a link or try to type in the address bar etc. as its doing now:/

I have tried transmicro sysscan as well as adaware, spybot and avg virus but
these do not fix the problem. I have heard that it was bug with xp? Can
anyone help me ? Short of reformatting I'm lost for ideas.

Thanks

Jonybrv
07-10-2005, 12:36 AM
helpctr.exe runs multiple times ? Not a known issue.

You should be able to fix it by running sfc /scannow.

Also check the startup items (start > run > type msconfig ) to see if
helpctr is loaded multiple items. If yes, uncheck them.

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Jonybrv


"Mediocre" wrote:

> When I start up helpctr.exe runs in the background up to 400 times. Also
> when I actually get past this and use explorer windows help pops up when I
> click a link or try to type in the address bar etc. as its doing now:/
>
> I have tried transmicro sysscan as well as adaware, spybot and avg virus but
> these do not fix the problem. I have heard that it was bug with xp? Can
> anyone help me ? Short of reformatting I'm lost for ideas.
>
> Thanks

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-10-2005, 12:36 AM
Hi,

No but I've ever hear of. It may be a file association is messed up. Are you
sure it's 300-400 times?

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Mediocre" <Mediocre@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> When I start up helpctr.exe runs in the background up to 400 times. Also
> when I actually get past this and use explorer windows help pops up when I
> click a link or try to type in the address bar etc. as its doing now:/
>
> I have tried transmicro sysscan as well as adaware, spybot and avg virus
> but
> these do not fix the problem. I have heard that it was bug with xp? Can
> anyone help me ? Short of reformatting I'm lost for ideas.
>
> Thanks


helpctr.exe launches itself on start up 300 - 400 times?