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How to stop Reader_sl.exe and Adobe_sl.exe from startup?

Question: How to stop Reader_sl.exe and Adobe_sl.exe from startup?

I've searched the 'net for solutions but they either don't apply at all or don't work .
I've searched for and deleted both files from the hard disk.
I've deleted all mentions of them from the registry.

They are added back to startup every time I use Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro.

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Preferred Solution: How to stop Reader_sl.exe and Adobe_sl.exe from startup?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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Question: Reader_SL

Just found this in my startup Reader_ SL can you tell me what it is please and is there a way to get rid of it?Joe.


Reader_SL I'm pretty sure is Adobe Acrobat reader.Go to Start-Run-MSconfig. Select Startup tab and uncheck it.It won't stop pdf's opening, its just the first one you do open once the pc's been booted will take a couple of seconds longer than normal

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Question: reader_sl.exe

Hi I am new to this forum.

I have followed the malware removal guide as best I can, and have attached the scan results below.

I find that sometimes my computer freezes for no apparent reason, and that a program needs to be quit after shutdown called CardReaderforWIndows.exe.

I cannot find this file anywhere in my system which is all the more worrying.

Any help with my problem will be much appreciated.


Here is the last file that I have from following the instructions.

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This error box comes up on boot up:C:\Windows\WinSxS\x86_microsoft.vc80.crt_1fc8b3b9ale18e3b_8.0.50727.6195_none_do9154e044272b9a\MSVCP80.dllplease can you advise on what to do

Answer:reader_sl.exe-Bad Image

   I have an HP Laptop running Wondows XP Media Edition. On boot up I am getting an error message that reads: Reader_st.exe ? Bad Image Follow by an error message box that states: "The application or DLL C:\WINDOWS\WinSxS\x86_Microsoft.VC90.CRT_1fc8b9a1e18e3b_9.0.30729.6161x-ww_31a54e43\MSVCR().dll is not a valid Windows image. Please check this against your installtion diskette" Can anyone offer a suggection on how to fix this?

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hello, hope everyone is doing great. i just joined this forum some hours ago and hope to get a solution to my laptop issues. i have been getting the following error messages reader_sl.exe-Bad image, hpmsgsvs.exe and I have run the scan with the 'hijack this' software. The log is below. Kindly assist to analyse it and please let me know what to do.  Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.5Scan saved at 10:22:56 PM, on 10/6/2014Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.02.1008)MSIE: Internet Explorer v10.0 (10.00.9200.16537)  Boot mode: Normal Running processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Internet Security\Engine\\ccSvcHst.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Ralink Corporation\Ralink Bluetooth Stack\BtTray.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD10\PDVD10Serv.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch\HPMSGSVC.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\reader_sl.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\Power2Go8\CLMLSvc_P2G8.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\YouCam\YCMMirage.exeC:\Windows\SysWOW64\NOTEPAD.EXEC:\Users\ADEKEMI\Downloads\HijackThis.exeC:\Windows\SysWOW64\NOTEPAD.EXE R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = Read more

Answer:reader_sl.exe-bad image issues

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from HereDouble-click mbam-setup-2.X.X.XXXX.exe to install the application (X's are the current version number).Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a checkmark in the selection box for Scan for rootkits.Click the Scan tab at the top of the program window, select Threat Scan and click the Scan Now button.If you receive a message that updates are available, click the Update Now button (the update will be downloaded, installed, and the scan will start).The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.If potential threats are detected, ensure that Quarantine is selected as the Action for all the listed items, and click the Apply Actions button.While still on the Scan tab, click the link for View detailed log, and in the window that opens click the Export button, select Text file (*.txt), and save the log to your Desktop.The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can also be viewed by clicking the History tab and then selecting Application Log... Read more

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I hope someone can help, I did read this link but am confused as how to handle.

I have a Dell Laptop that I purchased in November it is running very slow.
This is the message I received.

reader_sl.exe- Corrupt File
the file or directory C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader\javascripts is corrupt and unreadable. Please run the Chkdsk utility.

I have no clue how to handle this; I appreciate any input.

Answer:reader_sl.ex-Corrupt File

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Please read ALL of this message including the notes before doing anything.

Pleases follow the instructions in the below link:

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide
and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.
**** If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going. ****
Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not. MGtools will frequently run even when all other tools will not.

After completing the READ & RUN ME and attaching your logs, make sure that you tell us what problems still remain ( if any still do )!
Helpful Notes:

If you run into problems trying to run the READ & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode, you can run the steps in safe boot mode but make sure you tell us what you did later when you post logs. See the below if you do not know how to boot in safe mode:
Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools and the manual updates for SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes ( links are given in the READ & RUN ME) onto another PC and then burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to skip getting updates if (and only if) your internet connection does not work. Yes you could use a flash drive too but flash drives are writeable and infections can spread to them.
If you cannot seem to login to an infected user account, try using a differe... Read more

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Windows 8, ASUS
Acrobat reader XI

I found in task manager, start up these files:
1) "NA" : no other indication publisher, I cannot open file location nor properties. I cannot find it anywhere else. I disabled it.
It is useful or dangerous?

2) igfxTray in start up and also in processes, is in C/windows/system 32. I did not disable it.
3) Reader_sl : no other indication publisher, I cannot open file location nor properties. I cannot find it anywhere else. I disabled it.
It is useful or dangerous?

In the past I had to delete deltasearch and a couple of suspicious files.
McFee and anti malware found nothing strange.

Are they safe?, which ones should be enabled?

Many thanks

Answer:NA, igfxTray Module & Reader_sl safe?

igfxTray is the Intel Video/Display icon for the System Tray by the clock. Reader_SL is for Adobe Reader Speed Launch, which allows PDF files to load faster: reader_sl.exe - What is reader_sl.exe?
They are not necessary to make the computer run, You can leave enabled or disable them if your computer is taking too long to load.

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Sometimes I am not sure whether or not I want a program to run at startup and I want to be able to change what I have done at any time.

So there are a number of unchecked entries in msconfig and I have to use Selective Startup all the time.

If I want to revert to Normal Startup under the General tab instead of Selective Startup, the program's box automatically rechecks itself in Startup.

The Startup tab gives me a handy record of what I did and allows for an easy change of mind so long as I continue to use Selective Startup.

As far as I know, If I edit the Registry to stop programs running at startup, they won't show in msconfig and I lose the handy record of how it was and I may have to reinstall the program to go back to it running at startup.

I would like to accomplish this:

1. Use Normal Startup instead of Selective Startup.

2. Have some programs not run at startup, but be able to easily change back to having them run at startup.

3. Have a readily accessible list of those programs and the details as shown under the Startup tab as a reminder of how it was without having to manually enter it all into a text file or keep a notebook or reinstall.

Is there some way to use Normal Startup, stop programs running at startup, but retain or find a list of those programs (including the details under the headings Startup Item, Command, Location) that is shown when using Selective Startup with unchecked boxes under the Startup tab?

To put it another way, use Normal... Read more

Answer:Solved: msconfig Normal Startup, stop running at startup, and change back

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This is a bit embarrassing. I recently tried to install Win XP on a secondary hard drive but when the computer restarted, it began to install XP on my first hard drive. I have never had this happen before. Now I want to stop the startup of the new XP installation but I can't find any option to do that. I can choose to boot to my old XP os or the new setup but I can't get the computer to stop automatically starting setup. Are there any files I can delete to stop the installation startup from happening?

Thanks for any advice.

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Recently, i had infected by a virus. When i start the window a "sgcxcxxaspf080608" program will activate(virus) in the startup, after that this startup will disappear, after that when i surf the internet, window will automatically open the internet explorer to certain website, the process will randomly occur. So, is there any solution for my problem? Thank you.

Answer:Can Stop The Startup

1. Download ATF cleaner (by Atribune)Doubleclick ATF cleaner to start the program.At the tab "Main", place a mark at Select All.Klick the button Empty Selected.If you use FireFox:Klick at the tab "Firefox", place a mark at Select All.I you would keep the stored passwords in FireFox, please choose "No" at the window that opens.(This deletes the mark at "Firefox saved passwords")Klick the button Empty Selected.If you use Opera:Klick the tab "Opera", place a mark at Select All.I you would keep the stored passwords in Opera, please choose "No" at the window that opens.Klick the button Empty Selected.Ga to the tab "Main" and click the button Exit to close the program.2. Download the next programs, but do nothing more than that:1. If you don't have any anti-virus program installed, please install one of the following free anti-virus programs:AVGAvast!Avira2. If you don't have any firewall present, please download one, or enable your Windows Firewall. I recommend these when you want to download one:ComodoOnline ArmorJetico Personal FirewallSunbelt Kerio FirewallIf you don't have the next programs, download them too:Spybot S&DAd-AwareWindows DefenderMalwareBytes' Anti-Malware3. Install the programs that are advised in step 2, and update them. 4. Restart your computer in Safe Mode. See here for a tutorial how to do this.5. Scan with the next programs:Your anti-virusscannerSpybot S&DAd-Awa... Read more

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I have read the posts and checked my connectors, reformatted my hard drive, checked my hard drive in anther computer. replace the mobo and getting no where because of this inaccessible boot device stop message. i'm at my wits end on this. I can't figure it out. Any suggestions.


Answer:Startup stop message

Are you booting from the floppy, CD or the h/d?

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What is the key combination to stop autologon on windows 10 at startup to access a different user. For windows 7, it was shift, but I don't know the key combination for win 10.

Answer:How to stop autologon at startup

Hello AgentReplica, and welcome to Ten Forums.

I just tested, and it's the same press and hold Shift key when Windows starts to load to bypass auto sign-in.

Log On Automatically at Startup - Bypass in Windows

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Startup sound cannot be stopped via control panel/sound, etc. Nor can it be stopped by turning off sound using the button to right of keyboard. It can be stopped by pressing F2 while computer is booting up. This reveals BIOS (whatever that is) and proceed using keyboard arrows to navigate. Some in the forum have counselled using the control panel/sound approach. It doesn't work. F2 on booting does. I couldn't find this solution in Lenovo help and two fruitless episodes on  1/2 hr hold.  Are you listening Mr.Lenovo??

Answer:Startup sound- How to STOP

so to turn off the startup sound, you have to press f2 everytime you boot up?or one time would permanently shut off the startup sound?

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every time I start my computer windows explorer comes up. How can I stop that. not a very big prob. but annoying. Thanks

Answer:how to stop Win explorer at startup

Start\Programs\Startup. If there is an IE shortcut there... Right click it and select delete.

EDIT: ooops, WINDOWS Explorer, not INTERNET Explorer (Damn dyslexia )... Sorry about that. Please disregard the above. Thanks, Miz, for providing the correct referral.

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I use windows XP SP1 (or should I say, I USED TO)... Well i installed SP2, when I restarted the system, i get a stop error report, This here is a an error message that I receive before the system restarts again... Its a stop error which says "Incosistency detected in the PCI Bus Driver's internal structures...
Technical information is:
STOP:0X000000A1(0XDEAD0010, 0X81B03DF0, 0X00000000, 0X00000000)
I don't know what that means but... Does it help?
I tried booting on safe mode, but same story... Is there anyhow i can restore my SP1, i MEAN I CAN'T get into the system at all...

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I'm probably missing something stupid, but I've set my system sound profile to "no sounds" yet when I restart my laptop I still get that annoyingly loud melody when "Lenovo" is on the screen. Is this somehing I can't get rid of?

Answer:How do I stop the startup melody?

It's in the BIOS, so when you're starting up press F2. I can't remember what option it is, i think it's in the second tab from the left though.

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I run Widows XP at home using NTFS. Every time I start up and just after Windows logo appears and before Windows starts, I get a blue screen and CheckDisk (chdsk) tries to run. It gives me 10 secondes to press a key tocancel otherwise I have to shut down to get out of it, or wait ages for it to run it's course.. It is a real pain!

Any suggestions would be gratefully received.

Much obliged: gadget

Answer:Stop Checkdisk at startup!

Very briefly, it seems my may have corrupted system files

Unless you know how to use the recovery console or using scandisk in safemode I would just suggest backing up any files you need via another pc and reinstalling the O/S

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When I start my PC I now get a black/white screen asking me the following:Select operating system to startMicrosoft Windows XP Home EditionMicrosoft Windows XP SetupUse Up or Down Arrow Keys to SelectQ: How can I stop this?I have tried going to My Computer > Properties > Advanced > Startup & Recover Console > Settings > EDIT.The Boot.ini file looks like this......[Boot Loader]Timeout=5Default=C:\$WIN_NT$.~BT\BOOTSECT.DAT[Operating Systems]multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetectC:\$WIN_NT$.~BT\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows XP Setup"I tried removing the last line C:\$WIN_NT$....etc, but doing this didn't stop the behaviour. (Wasn't sure about removing Line 3 as well, so I left it! )Instead it simply asked me to choose betweenMicrosoft Windows XP Home EditionWindows (Default)Any/all help appreciated.

Answer:Help to stop OS choice at Startup

Ignore previous post. All resolved now.Did this in a step-by-step way as follows:1) my computer > properties > Advanced > startup & recovery > EDITI took a safe copy of the current boot.ini file and mavoed it to the desktop2) i then changed the 'default' OS using the drop down.RE-BOOT.3) As it still worked, I then went back to the recovery console, and used EDIT.the boot.ini had changed to indicate the 'Default' os...I toook a safe copy of boot.ini, then manually removed the last line (2nd choice of OS)Then Re-booted again.BINGO...aall works now.Thanks to all others who had posted on here with similar problems.... a bit of reading goes a long way ;-) thanks

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Hi all running XP home SP1 and have recently reformatted both HDD's on my system so as to install a clean version of windows, everything OK but if I leave a bootable cd in my cd drive I.E game disk ,on restarting the comp the install program from that disk will start, even though the program is already installed?my bios settings :- first boot =floppy/second boot =HDD0 all other boot devices disabledsystem comprises 1* system HD 1* storage HD 1* cd rom drive 1* dvd rw drive any ideas?Cheers all

Answer:How to stop install from CD at startup ?

Well you could just cancel the thing when it starts or you could try turning off auto play for the cd drive but this will affect all cd's that u put in none will start.Regards.

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Can anyone help me with this please.

When restarting my computer (Dell Dimension 8200)I get the following stop message:

A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

If this is the first time you've seen this stop error creen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check to be sure you have adequate disc space. If a driver is identified in the stop message disable the driver or check with the manufacturer for driver updates. Try changing video adaptors.

Check with your hardware vendor for any BIOS updates. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press 8 to select advanced startup options, and then select safe mode.

Technical information:

***STOP: 0X0000007E (0X0000005, 0XF99D1570, 0XF9FC95A8, 0XF9FC92A4)

*** NIDS.sys - ADDRESS F99D1570 BASE AT F99B3000, DATE STAMP 41107ec3

This message comes up after the start up procedure checks my disk and system files for any errors.

I have checked my hard disk using the HD manufacturers diagnostic tool and all seems ok.

I tried to check my system files by going to Command Prompt and using the SFC.EXE programme which tells me to insert my original XP CD-Rom but when I do that it does not seem to recognise it.

Can anyone decipher the STOP message technical details?


Answer:Stop Message on Startup with XP

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I hope this is the right forum. I apologize if it's not.

My friend told me a few days ago that their computer would not start up. I finally had the chance to go down there and see what was wrong today.

The system will start up normally but about 15 seconds after the desktop appears it will lock up and restart. Safe mode works fine though. I disabled restarting on failure and was presented with this lovely stop error.

STOP: 0x0000008E (0xc0000005, 0x8062DFCF, 0xF4B7C96C, 0x00000000)
I don't know where to go from here. All I knew to try was a clean boot and I still got the same error.

Getting any information on the computer or the error could take a few days. All I took from it today was a dxdiag report. I probably should've brought the damn thing home with me. :-o

Any help is appreciated.

Answer:Stop: 0x0000008E on Startup

i think this usually refers to a hardware issue, as long as you can boot up in safe mode, what i would do is, save all files and pics etc that they cant live without and format doing a clean install

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I bought a lenovo last month, with windows 7 pre-installed. It worked fine in the begining, but is having start-up problems now. Says 'windows failed to start', recommends start-up repair (which went on for more than 12 hours with the message 'Attempting repairs', says it has found some disk errors which may take more than an hour to repair).

I tried canceling the startup repair because it took so long with no results, but it gives a message saying it cannot canel the undergoing repair.

What should I do? Should I force shut down the computer? Is there any way I can save my data on it?


Answer:Cannot stop startup repair

Saving data may require that you slave the hard drive to another computer (using a device like this: CoolDrivesSATA and IDE Hard Drive & Optical Drive USB Adapter Kit COMBO )

To check your system, please try these free, bootable diagnostics:

H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)
HD Diagnostic (read the details at the link)

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How do I delete the Norton pop up which appears at startup???? How do I delete the Norton pop up which appears at startup???? How do I delete the Norton pop up which appears at startup????

Answer:stop norton startup pop up on mac

Do the normal uninstall first, then this: can't vouch for it personally)Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanksmessage edited by Derek

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Hi Guys,Win 98 seI want to launch MSN Messenger when I want to not at start up. How do I stop it launching at startup.I have IE in C:\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup But cannot find what is used to Launch Msn Messenger.Win 98 seMike

Answer:Stop MSN Messenger 7.0 at Startup

startrunmsconfigudner startup tab, disable it

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Can anyone tell me how to stop MSN from automatically loading when I turn on my computer and log on? My children have downloaded this application and whilst I dont mind them using it, it is really annoying when it launches on startup!Thanks in advance!

Answer:MSN - how to stop loading at startup?

its in the options menu - look around for the start up options

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I would like to stop Ivpsvmgr.exe from starting on startup....(lol - funny sentence).

I can not find reference to this file on the Startup Tab within msconfig, and can't find it in Services.

The actual file which is some kind of background automatic updater for this Toshiba laptop is located in C:\TOSHIBA\Ivp\ISM.

I know I could rename or delete it, yet am interested in disabling it is the usual way in case it is needed sometime in the future (when I've long forgotten about this obsession with stopping it)

Running XP, SP-3 on a Toshiba Satellite A25-S2792.

Thanx in advance.


Answer:How to stop startup of Ivpsvmgr.exe

you should be able to find & disable it with this lightweight tool

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Is this for real? It started automatically in the middle of the night and nearly 24 hrs later it's still going. I tried to stop it and a window pops up saying it can't be stopped. Every 5 min or so the computer restarts and the Startup Repair continues. I've tried to stop it during the startup with alt F2 but I don't get any choices such as Safe Start, only Start Windows Normally. Can anyone tell me if this is even real or if it's a virus? HELP PLEASE!!!!!!


Answer:Startup Repair won't stop

d/load and run the h/drive makers diagnostic utility on the h/drive

what op.system

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There is an application called "rsvgswuttkdpkkmuttu" that is on my start-up list, every time I disable it, it still starts up. I can't seem to find the folder that contains it, which is at "HKCU\SOFTWARE\microsoft\windows\currentversion\run" and at "C:\users\users\AppData\roaming\microsoft\windows\start menu\programs\startup".
I've removed all viruses using Windows defender and running MRT as well as checking for broken files using command prompt "sfc/ scannow".
Can someone please help me? Thanks in advance!

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When i start windows xp my ISP has a box come up do i want to connect to internet, it takes three attempts to close it annoying! Can i stop this programme starting? is there a good ( maybe free ) registry tool?

Answer:stop program at startup

In Internet Explorer, Tools/Internet Options, Connections tab tick Never dial a connection. Or disable whatever is causing this click here

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I am running windows ME and my PC has started to dial up everytime I boot up. I have checked the startup list, I am using spyblaster and adaware but it still does this. Also when I open IE 6 I cannot dial up automatically even though the correct boxes are checked. Any ideas?

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What is the key combination to stop autologon on windows 10 at startup to access a different user. For windows 7, it was shift, but I don't know the key combination for win 10.

Answer:How to stop autologon at startup

Hello AgentReplica, and welcome to Ten Forums.

I just tested, and it's the same press and hold Shift key when Windows starts to load to bypass auto sign-in.

Log On Automatically at Startup - Bypass in Windows

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Alright, I rarely find a problem that will stop me right in my tracks, but I've been working at this for about 4 hours now and have had small results, so first, my Asus laptop was looping a lot from startup > prepairing automatic repair > BSoD > restart > disk check > BSOD > redtart > startup and so on... then I tried many different ways to boot into windows safe mode, I tried shift f8, searching through the BIOS and using a USB for recovery but nothing worked, if it's not looping, it's frozen... all I need to do is refresh windows because the BSOD is caused by various .sys files obviosly showing that system32 or some files inside are corrupted... and by the way... I am NOT willing to reset my whole computer, I was stupid enough to not back up ANYTHING so I am limited to a new windows install... can anyone help me?

ALSO! After a while of looping, of it doesn't crash, it's stuck "prepairing automatic repair" but after an hour of waiting, the repair menu didn't show

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so im getting a blue screen , Stop 0x00000050, i had just installed AMD dual core optimizer and restarted my machine, and now i cant boot into windows normally, i can only operate in safemode.

any thoughts as to how i can fix this?

thx in advance

Answer:Stop Error On Startup

It runs in safemode probably because the optimizer isn't loading in safemode. Try uninstalling it while still in safemode and see if that solves the problemSome discussion about it here:

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i was wondering by my HJT log, are there any programs that i can stop from running or that i dont need running? Also where is the folder at that you can choose from a list of what you want to run during start up?


Answer:what can i stop running during startup?

sorry forgot to add my HJT log... i know that there are alot of things running. i dont want them running so whatever is running and shouldnt please help. also is there any spyware on here? thanks


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Hi! I had a BSOD about a month ago and then another one a few days ago, those are the only BSOD's I have had on my PC since I built it about 6 months ago, the only change I did after I built it was I installed a new SSD and reinstalled windows. I have tried testing my RAM and it went just fine. I attached the .dmp files, five of them. Would really appreciate help!

Oh and I have had random minimizing in games as well, sometimes it will minimize at lot, like every few minutes, or goes fine for several weeks...

BTW I only had BSOD's after I installed the new SSD and reinstalled windows. and I think (might be wrong) they happened even before my BIo's posted.

OK... the .dmp files fail to upload... suggestions?

Invalid File
Invalid File
Invalid File
Invalid File
Invalid File

Answer:irql_not_less_or_equal-stop-0x0000000a at startup

Here are the files.

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Hello all,

I am working on this error and have run out of ideas. During start up I am getting a BSOD.


STOP: 0x00000050 (0xFFFFF8804913E600, 0x0000000000000001, 0xFFFFFA800324C2E6, 0x0000000000000005)

* I have included the zip files that include the dump info, but when trying to run perfmon /report I receive an error that states:

Error: An error occured while attempting to generate the report. The system cannot find the patch specified.

System Info:
OEM Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Acer Aspire 5532
AMD Athlon 64 Processor TF-20 (1.6ghz)
ATI Radeon HD3200
3GB Memory

What I Have Tried:
-chkdsk -> 0 problems
-System Restore -> system restore ran, but deleted restore point on restart due to missing windowsinstaller
-Startup Repair -> detected no problems
-memory/hardware check -> found 0 errors
-sfc /scannow -> found corrupted files and repaired
(after this completed, i was able to start up windows in normal mode longer than i had previously been
able to, but when accessing the control panel it crashed again)
-sfc /scannow a second time -> 0 corrupted files

This is not my computer and i do not know exactly when the problem began. The only recent software change i can see are the installation of Microsoft Silverlight, Compatibility pack for the 2007 Office system, and Microsoft office powerpoint viewer 2007.

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated!!!

- Ian

Problem signature:
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Answer:BSOD during startup, STOP: 0x00000050

All crashes were related to McAfee. I would suggest uninstalling the software and then re-installing it: How to uninstall or reinstall supported McAfee products using the McAfee Consumer Products Removal tool (MCPR.exe)
If the above does not work, remove McAfee for good: How to uninstall or reinstall supported McAfee products using the McAfee Consumer Products Removal tool (MCPR.exe)

Replace with either of these:Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows coupled with Malwarebytes. Do not start the free trial of Malwarebytes. Just use the standalone version, update it, and scan your computer once a week with Malwarebytes and with Microsoft Security Essentials.

Good and Free system security combination.

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Hello, so after I used Driversweeper to get rid of my old NVIDIA drivers and rebooted - I got a stop error.(STOP: 0x00000007E (0XFFFFFFFFC0000005....) I can't even boot in safemode!? I am so frustated, I do not know what to do?

Answer:Solved: STOP error on startup!...

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no need for capitals ADAMSKI30, hard to read and it appears you are shouting, pending what prog it is, in tools,options you should finf the option to not run at startup.

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I have a new motherboard. The ram slots support but do not require ECC ram. I have non ECC ram in them. The pc has been up and running for several days with the new mobo. Sometimes, but not always, at startup, the initial bios spash screen will show the memory being checked. ( it looks like an odometer spinning ) I have the option to skip the memory test by pressing esc. If I do, it stops and sends me right into windows.

I suspect there is a setting in the BIOS where I can disable this memory test at bootup but I am not seeing anything that is clearly marked as such. There is a setting for "ecc or non ecc" and it is set for non ecc....

Answer:how to stop memory check at startup?

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How can I stop disk check on startup?

Answer:How can I stop disk check on startup?

Hello @RPD2, Please go through this article : Jusy to make sure I personally recommend and run the Harddrive Test in BIOS by tapping F10 at the start and check if the Hard Drive is OK.   Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee   

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Hey guys, went to turn on my PC this morning and I get this message (I'm currently using a computer at my local library trying to figure out how to solve the problem):


A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check for viruses on your computer. Remove and newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.

Technical information:

*** STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF9E48640, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

I ran the chkdsk program 3 times, each through my Windows installation. I tried running "chkdsk /f" at the prompt but it said the given parameter was invalid. Everytime I reboot my PC this screen appears, and nothing that I've done or can think to do has fixed it. I could really use a hand though in helping to sort this out, I'm not exactly what caused this problem, although I have had to run the chkdsk program a lot lately as my XP frequently freezes on the "Welcome" page, forcing me to boot using the XP CD and run the "chkdsk /r" at the prompt.

Anyways any help on how to solve this would be really appreciated, thanks a lot guys! smile.gif

Answer:Windows XP startup help (Stop error)

Yikes ... that problem usually refers to an inaccessible boot volume error. You said you tried "chkdsk" in recovery console. You may also want to try doing a "fixboot" as well as a "fix mbr" in the recovery console. They will give you an error message that it may corrupt your drive, but I have NEVER seen it do that.

Also, have you added any new hardware (internal or external) to your machine? If so, try removing those and see if the problem continues.

Often times, I've seen this end up being a physical problem with the drive. If I'm wrong about this and a hardware TSF mentor stops in, please correct me.

Try both of those, and let me know how they work.

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I am a new user to windows 8.1 and am getting more familiar with it each day. I have an issue that I have not been able to resolve however and would appreciate any advice on how to stop this happening. My browser launches immediately after I sign into my windows account on initial boot only, does not happen when it awakes from a sleep condition. It happens regardless of the browser, it happens with whatever the default browser is. The browser opens the local (Australian) MSN page, has a bing search bar, lists all MS services, one drive, etc. plus the local news. Bing is not my selected search engine. I was being automatically signed into and others but was able to turn off the MS sign in assistant in services. This page is not my set home page.
I have followed the various tutorials on this site and have checked the services, the startup entries, the task scheduler and the registry entries ( great tutorials! Thanks) but it persists. I am at the point of accepting this as part of the "windows experience" but thought it worth a question here to see if anyone has a way to turn it off. Appreciate any help.

Answer:Browser launches at startup, how to stop?


If you go to the following directory on your machine:
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp

Are there any files in there? it sounds like you may have a HTML file or internet short cut in there.
Anything in this folder will start up automatically when you log in, delete anything you don't want to start up.

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Every time I start my computer I get this error message. Everything works fine so I don't see that anything needs to be fixed. How can I stop the error message from popping UP?

Answer:Error message on startup - how do I stop it?

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Every time I boot my Windows 7 laptop a webpage called Slashdot opens. I can't find any reference to it in msconfig or "delete programs". It's driving me nuts - how can I stop it?

Answer:How do I stop a program loading at startup?

try ADWCleaner

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I installed a new partition for windows 8 because I wanted to try something, I got it installed along side of windows 7, I didn't like the way windows 8 would boot first then ask me what OS I wanted to use so I made my other partition back to primary and uninstalled windows 8. That is where the problem started, now when I start up my computer it still tries to boot into windows 8 but then wants me to press F9 to use an alternate Operating System or use other "F" keys to use multiple repair options to repair win8. How do I make it so it only boots to windows 7 again?

Answer:Windows 8 startup doesn't stop

Also I have completely merged the win8 partition back with the main hard drive using the "extend drive" function.

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I can get to the settings where I can control what programs are allowed to startup
BUT: there are are several ones that I can't control

OK... I can understand ones for Windows OS not being allowed to be tampered with
BUT: others are 3rd party programs that I'm not sure how best to control

One of the ones that winds me up is the Adobe Updater
If I update updates it wants me to - then Adobe Acrobat stop working properly - so I don't want to update!!

How can I be in FULL control of what's being allowed to load at startup??
+ Is there anyway of stopping some other programs starting later!!


Answer:How do I stop some programs from starting in startup?

Ever tried msconfig? (Run > msconfig > Startup tab)


Or, maybe WinPatrol?

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On my XP PC I wish to read the information on the monitor that comes up on startup.But it scrolls too fast for my eyesight.How do I slow it down so I can read it.

Answer:Want To stop scrolling on windows at startup

Will pressing the pause button on the keyboard stop it.

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Ok, I'm running XP sp2 (Build 2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.070227-2254: Service Pack 2) with IE7 installed, and I can't seem to get MDM.exe to stop loading itself at startup. It's not in any of the various startup locations, and checking off "Disable Script Debuging" in IE doesn't do it. Anyone know how to keep this thing from coming back?

Answer:[SOLVED] How to get MDM.exe to stop running at startup?

Have you tried unchecking it via msconfig? Start>Run type "msconfig" (without the quotes) and OK. In the window that appears select the Start Up tab and uncheck MDM.exe, then Apply>OK

MDM.exe is the Machine Debug Manager, although it does not seem to appear in my start up list.

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For the last few weeks, my computer boots up with the MSN folder window open on my desktop. I am not sure if my kids messed with something to make this happen. I have checked the Documents and Settings\"user name"\Start Menu\Programs\Startup folder and it is not causing this. Where else should I look? Using OS XP Home

Answer:Solved: Stop MSN folder on Startup

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Hello. My laptop is running slow and i read a post about HijackThis. I have a report from the program and was wondering which startup objects I can remove the checkmark from.

My computer specs:

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (SP3)
Version 2002
Acer Aspire One
Intel (R) Atom (TM)
CPU N270 @ 1.60 GHz and 0.98 GB RAM
HijackThis report:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)
Scan saved at 01:41:29, on 10/01/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Orange\ICON 225 USB Connect\GtDetectSc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\RegMgr\iviRegMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSVC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSvcM.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eRecovery\eRAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
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Answer:Which startup objects can i stop running?

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Hey all,

My name is Matt, and I've been doing IT for a few years.
My boss has me working on his personal laptop where a reformat and reinstall is not possible.

The issue is, it refuses to start up. It goes to the loading screen, with the sliding bar, and just sits there, for hours on end.

Safe-mode works fine.
Every hardware test passed. (PC-Check, mem test, Etc)
System restore does not fix the issue.

And in safe mode, if I disable every startup object and kill every useless service... Same issue.

Any suggestions? All are welcome, no matter how silly!

Thank you!

Answer:Windows Vista non-stop startup

Did you try a startup repair?

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Hi there, Ive just bought a new laptop and it automatically starts up Outlook Express 6 when I turn it on. How can I stop it from doing this?Thankyou.

Answer:How to stop Outlook Express on startup?

Start, run, type inmsconfig and click OK. On the Startup tab, untick it.

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I know that you can cancel the disk check, but i don't want it to appear at all. Any help would be much appreciated.$

Answer:how do you stop disk check at Startup???

Can you be more specific,usually this only runs on startup if there is a problem with a hard drive!In which case you need to be finding out what is wrong (and correcting it)instead of turning it off and ignoring it.Hope this helps.

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Hey everyone, name's Silentwolf. Probably should have introduced myself in the appropriate thread, so, my apologies. While I'm doing the n00b thing, can anyone tell me how to put up my own avatar? It doesn't appear to be in the options.

That's out of the way.

This morning my Toshiba Satellite A60 Notebook computer was working fine, but a bubble popped up next to the clock informing me that a file (I don't remember the file, it was something in a system32 subfolder, with a .000 extension) was corrupt and that I should use Chkdsk to fix it. I have Windows XP Service Pack 2.

I set up Chkdsk to run when I restarted the computer and then did so.

Instead of running Chkdsk, my computer got three bars through loading Windows and blue screened with a stop error:

STOP: 0x00000024 (0x00190203, 0x81A734C0, 0xC0000102, 0x00000000)

From which point I could only turn off my laptop and turn it on again.

It gave me the usual options, safe mode, safe mode with networking, etc. and I tried each of them, each in turn resulting in the same stop error.

So I can't access Safe Mode or anything. I can hold F12 when starting the computer and choose to boot from HDD, CD/DVD or Network. The only CD/DVD I have came with the computer and results in a format and reinstallation of the preinstalled system software.

I have this computer, my PC, to ask for help and possibly make a boot CD - only I don't know how. Anyone help me out?

Much appreciated,

Answer:Notebook Startup Stop Error

As far as troubleshooting goes, I'm not really sure what that stop error goes.

I do know that you should be able to boot off a Windows XP cd, select "install windows xp"

the next screen it should tell you that if already found a previous installation, at that point, you should be able to repair that installation...

that has worked for me. the problem I had was after choosing safemode/last known good configuration or normal startup, it would simply just restart without even showing a splash screen...

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I share my laptop with my wife. She has a Samsung mobile phone, so has loaded the 'Activesync' program which was supplied with the phone. Now, every time I log on to the laptop this program tries to install, and I spend about 2 minutes having to close all of the program load dialogue boxes!

Can someone please tell me how I stop this program from trying to install when I log on, and without it affecting the program operation when my wife logs on?

I am running XP SP3!

Thank you!

Answer:How do I stop 'Activesync' loading on startup?

Download Autoruns for Windows: installation required.Simply unzip file, and double click on autoruns.exe file to run the program.Go File>Save, and save it as AutoRuns.txt file to know location.You must select Text from drop-down menu as a file type: Attach the file to your next reply.

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Hey, so it's my first time posting here. I usually work with computers quite a lot, and I've manually removed viruses before, so whenever there's a problem with computers in my family, I'm usually the one they go to. The computer in question here is my uncle's computer, and it's a little over my head this time. Upon startup, the computer immediately goes into a blue screen of death (the blue load circle doesn't even spin). Sometimes the computer makes it to the desktop before it crashes, and other times, it stops just before that. The error message reads:STOP: 0x0000008E, 0x825F5C19, 0xA757391C, 0x00000000)Safe mode still boots up properly, but there are no available system restore dates or backups. I tried uninstalling the most recently added software (which was Norton Antivirus, and a Windows update), but uninstalling these didn't fix the problem.I should be able to provide the ntbtlog if requested, but this site says not to until requested.Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for any tips you may have.

Answer:BSOD STOP: 0x0000008E on startup

I would boot into safe mode with networking. download the Kapsersky rootkit utility, update if necessary. Let it scan. could then run a scan with Malwarebytes or Super Antispyware, sometimes a virus causes fake BSOD's. this fails to find or resolve the issue it could be a bad ram module....though it does seem to boot fine in safe doesn't hurt to run the built in test in vista. Simply click Start, then in the search box type memory'll see it show up in the list it brings up....follow the instructions and that will test the ram. You could also try the system startup repair option ran from the Vista DVD, or a built in recovery module included with the computer. Also while working in safe mode and you still have access to your files, would be a good time to back up important data on the computer before attempting repairs, if you end up reinstalling atleast you have your data. Those are some things to try.

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Hello, my windows XP laptop has suddenly started bringing up the error message;

STOP: c0000135 {Unable To Locate Component}
This application has failed to start because winsrv was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.

However- when I searched this up I found people who shared this problem got the error message while the computer was running (that I've seen)- the problem is, when I start my laptop up, I get boot up screen as always- then the windows XP loading screen- it takes longer than usual before, up comes a blue screen with this message. I've no idea how to even begin fixing it, since I can't even get to the desktop.
Any help at all, is very much appreciated, thanks.

Answer:STOP: c0000135 error during startup

Did you try to boot in safe mode?

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Just bought a used laptop. As soon as I seen that it turned on and got to the login screen and it stayed up for a minute or two, I assumed it worked (silly me).

Immediately after buying it I did a fresh install of XP. Now as soon as the Windows startup loading screen appears, it goes right to this message (which only lasts a split second):

"A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your comp"

It doesn't even finish the message before it reboots into and endless loop. It will not start in safe mode or last known either.

The XP setup worked fine so I am assuming the hardware is fine. The HD was formatted and files copied to it, the charger gets the battery light when plugged in, the fan is throwing heat out the vent, etc. Also as I stated it got as far as the login screen and stayed there when I first inspected it.

The only known issue is when I tilt the screen it will get choppy while being moved. Anyone have any ideas?

Answer:Stop error at startup, even after XP reinstall

Hi luderdune,

Can you restart the machine and as it's starting tap F8 repeatedly to boot it into Safe Mode. You will then be presented with a few options. Scroll down with the up/down arrows and choose 'Disable automatic restart on system failure' and hit Enter. Windows will then reboot (don't tap F8 this time let it boot normally) This will allow you to see the BSoD (Blue Screen of Death) and either take a picture of it and attach it to the next post (very useful) or write down any relevant information it tells you (stop error 0x000000D1 etc which is usually at the bottom/middle area and anything under 'technical information' at the top.

You can also check to see that your hardware components are secure in their slots, especially look at RAM and you hard drive (you can locate these at the bottom of your laptop under their panels) Make sure you turn the laptop off and remove the battery, before entering it though.

You say that your screen gets choppy when tilted? This will point to an internal hard drive issue.

If you let me know the make and model of the laptop, I can try and see if I can find a user manual for it on line for you.

I would also suggest that you re-post your problem in the BSoD section here with the information that they will require

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My computer died because of battery and it's trying to resume from where it shut down. The problem is, my computer crashes at the point of startup when it gives me the option to system resume or reboot normally. Is there some way to get it to stop trying to system resume and do a normal boot?


Answer:How to stop system resume on startup

Press the F8 key repeatedly at boot up or use the Startup disk.

Try this:
Safe Mode
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
System Repair Disc - Create
System Recovery Options
System Restore
Repair Install

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How do I stop the BYOC popup when I start my computer. Thanks

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I have Windows 7. When I log on to my computer, certain programs open in the main window (not the taskbar). These programs include: media player, media center, windows dvd maker, windows gadgets, XPS viewer.So I turn on the computer, log on, and suddenly all of these programs load up without me doing anything. I noticed that they all had one thing in common. I have put them all in the same folder in the start menu.I'm not sure of the cause, although I had reorganised the start menu, cleaned the registry and defragmented the hard drive prior to this problem (reverting to a backup file did not solve the issue).Any suggestions for solving this problem would by much appreciated.Cheers,James

Answer:Cant stop certain programs opening on startup

Which folder in the start menu have you put them into?"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..."

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Originally Posted by DrDave059

Every time I start my Computer I get a box asking if I want to run this program. It's not loaded in my programs.I'm not sure how it even got on my computer. How do I get rid of this nag at startup?
Thanks in advance

looking for the same solution with -how do I stop Performersoft LLC FROM RUNNING AT START UP!

Answer:How Do I Stop Performersoft Llc From running at startup


solve the problem by deleting everything from the temporary internet folder. (IE/Tools/Deleting Browsing History)

[SOLVED] How Do I Stop Performersoft Llc From running at startup

Please do not hijack a previously Solved thread. I have moved you to your own thread. If the solution in the quote doesn't solve the problem, then post back.

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A friend has just bought a new Dell laptop, with Vista os. Everytime it starts up the windows live messenger 'sign in' window pops up onto the screen.My friend is finding this annoying having to close this every time.Is there a way that she can disable this? (I use Xp and don't know much about Vista)Thanks.

Answer:Stop messenger on startup - Vista

Its the same for both, select Tools then options and then select Sign In on the right hand side, take tick out of Automativally Sign In when Messenger starts.

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For some reason, every time I reboot my computer I need to select the user to login to. This is weird because:

1. There are no other users on the computer
2. The only user is an administrator
3. the User has no password

Any ideas?

Answer:Stop having to select a user on startup.

Hello Rose,

If you like you can use the tutorial below to set Windows to automatically log on to the user account at startup.

Log On Automatically at Startup

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Computer automatically signs on when turned on. Preventing me from going into safe mode to deal with it flashing between empty desktop and blue screen after attempted upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 10. How can I get it into safe mode?

Answer:How to stop auto login at startup

@mrjoe9? There are several ways to get into Safe Mode in Windows 8.x This article explains the different methods generally available. If the system is stable, consider adding Safe Mode to the boot screen:Boot Screen >  How to Add "Safe Mode" to Windows Boot Manager in Windows 8 and 8.1  Reference:Windows Features - Quick Tour Section:Boot / Startup Options for Windows x and Windows 10 When you see a Post that helps you,Inspires you, provides fresh insight,Or teaches you something new,Click the "Thumbs Up" on that Post. Fixed / Answered? Click that post Accept as Solution to help others find Answers. 

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Hello i need help with this
Wehen i have installed Windows 8.1 i did't have that problem because the system it haves itself but in windows 7 i don't know how to disable this Startup Programs

Anyone can Help me?

Answer:How to Stop Runing Startup Programs

Hello ALBTechno,

The tutorial below can help show you how to disable your startup programs.

Startup Programs - Change

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I did something really stupid, and inadvertently clicked on "delete" on my Atheros AR8152 PCI-E V3.2 software, from control panel.
Even tho cancelled the delete, comp still asked if I wanted to delete file on next restart, and I THINK I clicked "yes".
Is there anyway I can change that so it doesn't delete on next startup?

Obviously I don't want it to do this, I'm using Win7.

Answer:want to stop a delete of software on next startup

System Name: Satellite L655D
Processor Name: AMD Turion(tm) II P520 Dual-Core Processor
BIOS Name: InsydeH2O Version 1.50
Video card Name: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Series
Installed Memory: 4.00 GB

carlos140 said:

I did something really stupid, and inadvertently clicked on "delete" on my Atheros AR8152 PCI-E V3.2 software, from control panel.
Even tho cancelled the delete, comp still asked if I wanted to delete file on next restart, and I THINK I clicked "yes".
Is there anyway I can change that so it doesn't delete on next startup?

Obviously I don't want it to do this, I'm using Win7.Click to expand...

Possibly, I guess, download, .. L655D&id=2657&l=en
and re-install if necessary....

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I've recently done a clean reinstall of Win 10 Pro.

As I run the OS on a small SSD and store files and programs on a larger HDD, one of the changes I've made was to move "C:\Users" to "D:\Users", and then create the nessesary junction on the C drive. Additionally, user folders (documents, download, etc), are located in "D:\User Data". I'm mentioning these as I think it may be related to my problem.

Anyway. The problem is, on each startup, an empty folder "D:\User" (Note - not the users or ​user data folder) is being created by cmd.exe. Here is the process monitor boot log:

00:52:24.7024944 cmd.exe 6696 CreateFile D:\User SUCCESS
00:52:24.7025931 cmd.exe 6696 CloseFile D:\User SUCCESS
00:52:24.8838137 cmd.exe 6744 CreateFile D:\User NAME COLLISION

I've made sure no startup programs are causing this (by booting up with all startup programs disabled).

Is there any way to find out why the folder is being created, and how I can stop it from happening?

Thanks in advance!

(I know it is an awfully minor issue, but I really like having a very ordered and structured file layout on my HDD. Having a random folder present for no reason really bugs me.)

Answer:Folder is being created at each startup by cmd. Would like to stop it

If you think the way you moved the files may be causing the issue please reference Kari's tutorial to see how closely your process matches his.

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Dear All,

I would like to run "net stop HTTP /y" when startup (logged in), so I tried to add this command in:

My account is an administrator account. However, this failed because the command is not running with Administrator permission.

I do not want to change the port number of my Apache.
How can I give administrator right to stop Windows occupying port 80? so that I do not need stop it manually every time I develop websites.

Or as an alternative, can I disable some built-in services which occupied port 80 for nothing?
I found the command stopped the following services:

World Wide Web Publishing ServiceSSDP DiscoveryPrint Spooler
Is there any side-effect if I stop these services permanently?

Thank you very much!

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I posted over here in the malware forums, but it looks like this is probably not malware related ( anyone give me any advice about how to proceed in fixing this BSOD issue. ALL the info I find points to AVG antivirus and their rescue disc, or to malware, but I've never had AVG and no symptoms of malware issues.Should I just save myself pain and reinstall?Ok, so when I boot my computer normally it gets to the Windows logo but then suddenly restarts. If I try safe mode it gets as far as ClassPNP.sys but then restarts. Safe mode with networking is a no go either.Tried running the automatic repair from a windows repair disk and it says something about "no root cause".'If I hit F8 during bootup and select the option that prevents windows from restarting on an error, it does the normal bootup, gets to the windows logo screen, then blue screens saying:STOP: c0000135 The program can't start because $hs is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.From what i've gathered from this forum I need to run FRST64 and post the log.Here you go.PS- The problem started after I installed 3 optional windows updates. Windows update got to the point of restarting the computer, I noticed my apps start closing because the restart process had been initiated, but before windows could fully shutdown my computer basically crashed (funky looking lines ... Read more

Answer:BSOD at startup: STOP: c0000135

Hello floodo1,Do you still need help? If yes:1. ) What is the make and model number of your computer?2. ) Do you have files on the non booting computer that you would like to save?Should I just save myself pain and reinstall?3. ) There are certainly a few things we could try before a re-install.

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Windows/systems32 folder opens up automatically at initializing. How to stop it?

Answer:stop system 32 folder at startup

system32 folder at startup

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Own a Dell Inspirion 1520 laptop running Windows XP service Pack 3 (using TrendMicro PC-cillin Internet Security Suite for firewall, anti-virus, etc.). This morning (and on subsequent startups) a blue screen stop error occured before loading Windows. It read "STOP: C0000145 {Application Error} The application failed to initialize properly (0xC0000005). Click on OK to terminate the application."

Except that an OK button was unavailable and the entire screen was blue. Had to hold power button down to turn off. Tried a few times to restart without error but it is hit or miss. No problems starting up in SAFE MODE w/ NETWORKING. Ran Driver Detective to update drivers and RegCure (which shut itself down every time I tried to fix the HREF errors). Have also ran my antivirus/malware scan with it finding nothingKaspersky found three items (see report after DDS.txt) that TrendMicro did not. I have since deleted the quarantined files and geleted the cached files in Java. I'll be running Kaspersky again tonight to be sure I am not missing anything.

Currently it is running it in a standard mode after several attempts at startup. I intend to keep this bugger running until I can figure this out. I have reset this computer to an earlier restore point hope this error does not reappear. I thank you for all your help and eagerly await a response. I'd rather not wipe the system...but am prepared to do so and have backed up everything. Again I thank you for assistance.

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Answer:Startup STOP error 0xC0000005

_____Temporarily solved_____

I know this is a double post and I apologize. the previous post was far too long to add my reply to.
Anyways. I did a system restore to 1JAN09 and did a full system scan for viruses, etc. Kaspersky found the same virus in the java folder, but could not provide any information on the virus. I googled it and found an obscure web forum refer to the virus as a Java temporary file cache virus. Their sugestion was to clean Java's temp files. To do this click on your start menu button. Click on Control Panel and click Classic view link on the left hand menu. Double click Java. In the General tab click delete temporary will be on the bottom.
I redid the Kaspersky scan with no new viruses or malware found. From that point I cleared the quarantined files I had in PCcillin. I ran Driver detective and reg cure to verify that nothing was missing. Otherwise...all seems to be okay. If anyone comes across something I'm missing in those files I submitted above, please feel free to inform me as I am not as knowledgable about systems as some...I'm just not afraid to try things on my own...hee...hee...

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Hi all,
I've got a Samsung CLX2160 laser mfp and have "smart panel" installed. I only turn the printer on when required but I notice smart panel is running all the time. Is there a way to stop it from starting rather than close it through task manager each boot up?
I've tried etc and there is no function in the samsung app to disable it.
Thanks for any help

Answer:stop smart panel from startup


Can you go to search, type msconfig>startup and uncheck. It will no longer start at boot.

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I recently upgraded the Bios of my X61 machine to v2.20 and notice that my machine hang for about 30 seconds with a blank screen during startup before accessing the hard-disk. It runs normally afterward. I have loaded the default setting and then turned off anything concerning network-booting in the Bios setup but the problem is still there. System toolbox reports no problem with the hardware. I even reverted the Bios to v2.19 but the problem didn't go away. Should I reset any setting in the Bios or should I revert the Bios to an even more early version? Daniel

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When Windows Vista boots up some applications are started automatically. These applications are often displayed in the bottom right of the tool bar. Is there a way or utility program that can alter windows so they do not start?

Answer:Solved: How to stop startup programs?

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I had to rebuild my system awhile ago. I'm using Windows XP Professional OS.

And even though there are no other users set up in my control panel, I always get a poppup screen asking for a password, etc. at every startup. I never set up a password, so I just hit "Enter" without entering anything....and it goes away and takes me to my desktop.

Always before the rebuild, it just booted straight to my desktop without the aggrevation needless login poppup. I know it is probably very simple to make it quit always doing that, but I can not think of how to just make it go to my desktop anymore.

Would some kind knowledgable person tell me how to make it not stop and show that uneeded login at restart again, please?


Answer:How can I stop the login screen at startup, please?

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Recently I had to turn my computer off at the main as it froze and I couldn't access Task Manager, since then when I boot up, right at the last moment I get the Windows XP Critical Stop wav sound play. Is there a reason and can I stop this from Happening please?

Answer:Xp Critical Stop wav noise on startup

go into control panel, click on sounds and scoll don until u see the one thats says 'windows startup' or maybe even just 'startup'. then chnage it to whatever you want by clicking on browse

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Notepad opens whenever I start my Dell EliteBook. I want to prevent Notepad from opening at this time. I've tried using the Startup tab in Task Manager and the Startup function in CCleaner. Does anyone have other fixes to suggest? I've attached screen capture to show my desktop after Startup.

Answer:stop Notepad from running at startup

Cynthia Rullan,

Welcome to the Forum!

Take a look at the following, particularly Option 2 or Option 3:

Option 2 will require this:

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On startup after the initial Dell logo and such, it comes up with the "Windows Error Recovery" screen, and displays "Launch Startup Repair" and "Start Windows Normally", neither work.
When you hit F8 it does come up with the Startup Options, but none of the options work, including Repair My Computer, and Last Known Good Configuration.
When you select Launch Startup Repair from the error recovery selection, it loads a bit, then goes to a the BSoD (Stop error screen) and displays the following:
A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer.  If this screen appears again, follow these steps:
Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need.
If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software.   Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing.  If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then select Safe Mode.
Technical Information:
*** STOP: 0x00000050 (0x8E5C0000, 0x00000000, 0x8A844B33, 0x00000000)
As I said, none of the Startup Options work.
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Answer:Stop error screen on startup.

System appears to be about 5 years old...I would replace the CMOS battery, as a start.
Did you try to run Dell Diagnostics?
The CMOS battery is a coin-sized small battery (CR2032 is the model/type) on the motherboard.
General Instructions , ignore the part about copying settings, that is unnecessary today.
After changing the battery, check the date/time in the BIOS and ensure that what is reflected is accurate.  Then hit F10 to save the changes, the system will reboot automatically.

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I simply want it to open to my desktop, but I don't remember how to fix this.


Answer:How do I get the log in screen to stop showing my log in on startup??

Are you talking about where you enter in your password?

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When I boot "Choose what operating system to start " appears on the screen for about 2 seconds.  Then "Starting Windows" appears and soon my logon screen appears.  How can I stop "Choose what operating system to start from being shown  each time my system boots?

Answer:How to stop a message from being displayed during startup

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Everytime I boot my computer (XP), the chkdsk runs. It goes through all 5 stages and when it reboots I get the message session5_initialization_failed and the BSOD. I can't boot to safe mode or last known good configuration either. I tried doing a repair...twice with no luck. I have also tried to use the recovery console, but it is asking for a password and there wasn't one on this computer for the administrator before all of this happened. Is there anything I can do????

Answer:How can I stop chkdsk from running on startup?

Please see this Microsoft KB, titled, Chkdsk Runs Each Time That You Start Your Computer, and let us know if it helps your situation!

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Hello everyone :-)I use Windows XP and now have "Windows Live Messenger" Although I've cancelled the program in "Start up" (through "msconfig") to avoid slow speed at the start up but WLM window keeps opening each time I switch on the computer!I prefer to access it whenever I want not to see it automatically!!Does anyone know how to do that?Many thanksSabi

Answer:How do you stop "Windows Live Messenger" @ startup

Tools > options > general tab > untick the first box.

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Im getting a stop 0x00000050 windows 7 bsod randomly now for weeks.on startup
i have ran memtest86 boot version no errors chkdsk on all drives no errors
updated all drives rolled back updates done a clean install and im running out of ideas.
would really love some help guys thanks.
Im running a 4790k on a asus ROG hero vii with 16 GB of hyperx DDR4 and a GTX 660ti with a
Samsung 840 evo 250gb boot drive and a 1.5TB HDD for storage
ill attach mini dumb and rar file
look forward to hearing from you


Answer:stop 0x00000050 windows 7 64bit only on startup

sorry and here is the SF file

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Does anyone know how to stop about 50 songs that I have loaded onto my computer from cds constantly loading onto my desktop everytime I start my computer please.

Answer:Can I stop songs loading to desktop on startup

Is the desktop the location that you placed the 50 songs?You could try this:Right click on your desktop, from the menu choose NEW then FOLDER, this will now have created a folder on your desktop, you can rename the folder to say for example suedeblue music, after doing this move the 50 or so songs from your desktop to this folder.

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This is my gf's computer but I'm basically responsible for keeping it working.

I have to run Norton and adaware and spybot fairly regularly because she keeps DLing crap. (Although she swears she doesn't do it, it just magically appears on its own. Funny how that never happens on my computer )

Anyway, at startup, the folder "C:\Program Files\Common" pops up, and the only folder in it is "Bin"

I've looked in msconfig and searched around in the registry and can't figure out what's making this happen. I'm guessing its related to one of the many pieces of software that's been removed over time.

Any suggestions?

Answer:A folder opens up at startup. how do I make it stop?

Just for giggles (and since it's the only thing I can think of), did you check to make sure a shortcut to that directory didn't end up in the Startup folder?

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I recently installed Belkin bluetooth software which works O.KThe problem I have is that every time I start XP the belkin file is opened on the desktop.How can I stop this from happening ?

Answer:Stop file opening on desktop on startup

Have a look in your Startup folder.Is there a shortcut to the software in there?If there is, delete it.Alternatively go to Start; Run and type msconfig.Go to the Startup tab and look for a reference to the software.Untick it. Click Apply; OK and reboot.

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Error -STOP: 0x0000007B upon startup of ASUS Q550LF laptop. Unable to boot--keep getting error. Have tried Startup Repair with Windows 7 bootable flash drive-which did not fix problem.

I had this hard drive in a Lenovo working just fine, so I got some software and uninstalled most of the drivers since I was moving THAT hard drive (with operating system on it) over to an ASUS Q550LF laptop. I did not want Lenovo drivers on the ASUS. So I installed the hard drive in the Asus and it started up a few times and then I started getting the error. Any idea how to fix the issue?

Answer:Bluescreen Error STOP: 0x0000007B on startup

Stop ox7B is INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE. That means the system cannot get access to the disc to boot from. The usual causes areThe Hard drive itself
Improper boot sequence
Boot virus, bootkit.
What you need to do are .... ► Test the HDD using Seatools for DOS.

► Scan the system for possible virus infection with Windows Defender Offline

► Do you have access to another computer right now? If so, download Partition wizard Bootable CD (the last one in the link). Burn it in a blank CD or in a USB flash stick.

Boot into Partition Wizards GUI following this instructions. When you are on the last screen, take a camera snap of the screen and upload the snap here.
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

We need to see the partitions and parameters.
Let us know the results.

** If you dont want to take all those hassles, you may opt for a Clean Renstall.

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When I try to disable a program from running on startup it says "you do not have enough permission" and yet I am administrator in my home PC.
How do I get permission?

Answer:permission to stop programs running on startup

How are you trying to disable it ?
Services ?

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