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Solved: Constant Error Message on Win Start Up

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This is a small problem but a nuisance anyway.

When I rebuilt my PC (new mobo, CPU, memory & case) evrything went fine. Moved all the hardware from my old case to the new, re-formatted the hard disk, nice clean install of Windows etc etc. Problem came when trying to install software for my USB cable modem. The software included various connection monitoring tools but I kept getting an error message that a particular file could not be found. In the end I decided to use a LAN cable, (LAN drivers came with the mobo) give the cable software a miss - no problems! However, every time Windows now starts, I keep getting the missing file error message. I checked the registry to see if there was any chance of it being a 'run once' type of file but could'nt see anything (although I'm not overly familiar with the registry).

As I said this is just a nuisance - but it would be nice if there was a way to get rid of the error message permanently.

Thanks in advance for any advice.

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Check the Run, key located at:


Alternatively and <less dangerous>, click Start > Run, MSCONFIG and ENTER...

Check the startup tabs and see if the program referenced by the error message can be disabled...

Alternatively Get the "StartUp Control Panel" program which allows you to easily see and manipulate what is starting up with Windows...
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