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biosctl.exe on bootup

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by stumpie, Feb 12, 2005.

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  1. stumpie

    stumpie Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    The OS here is XP Pro on a homebrew pentium motherboard.

    The other day I downloaded a Turbo Tax update onto another computer where I keep all my personal stuff. I'm not blaming TT, but I suffered a major crap attack. That computer is accessable by dial up but generally is kept off-line for security reasons. I came in here and retreived copies of Adaware and Spybot S&D and loaded them on the other computer. After running both a couple of times, I finally got rid of this garbage, but I get a new error message on bootup.

    The error message says:

    C:\windows\UI\biosctl.exe
    c:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt

    The system file is not suitable for ms dos and microsoft windows apps. Choose close to terminate.

    This error only happens on bootup and goes away when I click on close.

    Anyone have a fix for this?

    I appreciate any help. I can easily fix stuff in command line dos, but XP is fairly new to me and I don't know what editing the startup menu or the registry will lead to. You know - the theory of unintended consequences.

    Thanks

    Cheers!

    Paul
     
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  3. stumpie

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    Thanks. That worked like a charm.

    Cheers!

    Paul
     
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