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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Larry Tonn, Nov 27, 2008.

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  1. Larry Tonn

    Larry Tonn Thread Starter

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    Hello everyone:)
    After Restarting my computer, I've been getting a message that says the following: "Windows cannot find" (Here it shows 3 strange symbols)
    1) a capitol E with the back of it rounded and the bottom line slanting downward.
    2) a small letter n with a squiggly on top of it.
    3) a square.
    Then is says: "Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, Click the start button and then click search.

    I can and do close the box and everything seems Ok, but I am still concerned about this message, as I don't know what it refers to.
    I appreciate your help. Larry Tonn
     
  2. johnebadbak

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    remove all programs/startup.. programs listed in the menu.

    Also enter msconfig (xp) startup menu uncheck all ticks from the "program files" you installed. reboot see if the messages are gone.rur the virus scanner over the system
     
  3. CapriAnupam

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    Something is stuck up in the startup list. You can post a list of the startup items to see if anything is suspicious there.
     
  4. Larry Tonn

    Larry Tonn Thread Starter

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    Hello John,
    Thanks for your suggestion. I haven't restarted my computer much since I posted and you responded, being gone for Thanksgiving and all,
    But when I restarted it tonight I didn't get that error message.
    I do however appreciate your suggestion and will document it for when I encounter that problem again.
    At such time, I think I will tweek your suggestion, by removing one item at a time from the msconfig startup list to try to identify which item is causing the message. Your suggestion makes sense. Thanks again. Larry Tonn
     
  5. Larry Tonn

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    Hello Capri,
    Thanks also for your comments. Larry Tonn
     
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