Error message when starting



Joe
07-09-2005, 11:38 PM
Hello Everyone,
I have a XP pro system. Up-to-date Norton Antivirus 2005, scanned and no
virus found. When booting the system I experience a pop up dialog window
that says "Windows cannot find "then it has five squares inplace of the file
name" Make sure you typed the name correctly , click try again, to search
for a file , click start button, and then click read again.
After clicking cancel, another dialog window pops up saying "Windows cannot
find " then it has four squares inplace of the file name" in the registry.
When I click cancel two more dialog boxes pop up with similar messages but
the amount of squares inplace of the file name keep reducing 3,2,1 squares.
I looked in the applications and system event logs . No warnings or errors
reported at all. Ran a full scan disk and found errors and corrected them.
Found around 40 orphaned files and corrected them. I ran a thorough Scan
Disk. The Hard Drive platters and Sectors reported good with no
problems.This is a brand new Hard drive installed 6 months ago by me. How
can I determine what files the OS is looking for and how can I remove these
popup dialog boxes when starting. Thank you in advance. Humbly appreciate
any assistance.

Joe

Wesley Vogel
07-09-2005, 11:38 PM
Start | Run | Type: msconfig | Click OK |
Startup tab |

See anything listed with squares as a name???
Note the Location(s).

You probably have spyware.

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

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Joe <jbcandullo(nospam)@mmadisonservices.com> hunted and pecked:
> Hello Everyone,
> I have a XP pro system. Up-to-date Norton Antivirus 2005, scanned and no
> virus found. When booting the system I experience a pop up dialog window
> that says "Windows cannot find "then it has five squares inplace of the
> file name" Make sure you typed the name correctly , click try again, to
> search for a file , click start button, and then click read again.
> After clicking cancel, another dialog window pops up saying "Windows
> cannot find " then it has four squares inplace of the file name" in the
> registry. When I click cancel two more dialog boxes pop up with similar
> messages but the amount of squares inplace of the file name keep reducing
> 3,2,1 squares. I looked in the applications and system event logs . No
> warnings or errors reported at all. Ran a full scan disk and found errors
> and corrected them. Found around 40 orphaned files and corrected them. I
> ran a thorough Scan Disk. The Hard Drive platters and Sectors reported
> good with no problems.This is a brand new Hard drive installed 6 months
> ago by me. How can I determine what files the OS is looking for and how
> can I remove these popup dialog boxes when starting. Thank you in
> advance. Humbly appreciate any assistance.
>
> Joe


Error message when starting