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dkr

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I have no idea where this program came from but I cannot delete it. It is MSN Gaming Zone and the contents are in a folder called "windows." It looks like it might be card games.

I'm assuming I can't delete it because of the "windows" name?

It's not causing a problem and is only a little over 8 megs but it just aggravates me that I can't delete it. Don't know if you need this info but I have XP Pro.



Thanks

(I am SO glad I found this forum - you all are fantastic!)
 
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Hi dkr

Where is this "windows" folder located C:\...............

If you post your startup list we may be able to spot something

Please post your startup list by doing the following :-

Please go here and download startuplist 1.51 :-

http://www.lurkhere.com/~nicefiles/

Download to any folder or your desktop
Unzip the zipfile
Double click the exe file
go to Edit - select all - copy - and paste the results in a new post here

steam
 
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you cant delete it because they originally comes with the window os. i dont know if they can be deleted normally or not, i never tried it.
but sometimes deleting it causes many problems in the system
wait what other experts suggest
 

dkr

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Thanks for your quick replies. This program is in program files. It doesn't look like there is anything critical in there - just a blue and red heart/dice/checkers. And almost all entries have the word "zone" in them:

Zone Game - Zone Data File - Zone Backgammon Client - Zone Client Library.

Like I said earlier it just aggravates me that I can't delete it.

I've been looking at this list and am curious about nwiz. What sort of file is that?

Thanks again for your help.


StartupList report, 2/4/2003, 12:44:48 PM
StartupList version: 1.51
Started from : C:\Program Files\Startup List\StartupList.EXE
Detected: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Detected: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
* Using default options
==================================================

Running processes:

C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MOUSEW~1\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\LXSUPMON.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\alogserv.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Shared Components\Instant Updater\RuLaunch.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Avsynmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Avconsol.exe
C:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\Smc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\VsStat.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Vshwin32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Network Associates\McShield\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Webscanx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\evntsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Qualcomm\Eudora\Eudora.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Startup List\StartupList.exe

--------------------------------------------------

Checking Windows NT UserInit:

[HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
UserInit = C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,

--------------------------------------------------

Autorun entries from Registry:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

EM_EXEC = C:\PROGRA~1\MOUSEW~1\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE
TkBellExe = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\evntsvc.exe -osboot
Pop-Up Stopper =
LXSUPMON = C:\WINDOWS\System32\LXSUPMON.EXE RUN
PrinTray = C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\2\printray.exe
nwiz = nwiz.exe /install
Alogserv = C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\alogserv.exe
MSConfig = C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe /auto
SmcService = C:\PROGRA~1\Sygate\SPF\Smc.exe -startgui

--------------------------------------------------

Autorun entries from Registry:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

GrpConv = grpconv.exe -o

--------------------------------------------------

Autorun entries from Registry:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

McAfee.InstantUpdate.Monitor = "C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Shared Components\Instant Updater\RuLaunch.exe" /STARTMONITOR

--------------------------------------------------


Enumerating Browser Helper Objects:

(no name) - C:\PROGRA~1\Adobe\ACROBA~1.0\Acrobat\ActiveX\pdf.ocx - {CA8A9780-280D-11CF-A24D-444553540000}

--------------------------------------------------

Enumerating Download Program Files:


[Shockwave ActiveX Control]
CODEBASE = http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/director/sw.cab

[CustomerCtrl Class]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\customerclient.dll
CODEBASE = http://cs7b.instantservice.com/jars/customerxsigned30.cab

[Update Class]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\System32\iuctl.dll
CODEBASE = http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?37594.9225347222

[ContentAuditX Control]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\DOWNLO~1\CONTEN~1.OCX
CODEBASE = http://a840.g.akamai.net/7/840/5805...ch.com/audit/includes/ContentAuditControl.cab

[Shockwave Flash Object]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\System32\macromed\flash\Flash.ocx






--------------------------------------------------
End of report, 6,118 bytes
Report generated in 0.350 seconds

Command line options:
/verbose - to add additional info on each section
/complete - to include empty sections and unsuspicious data
/full - to include several rarely-important sections
/force9x - to include Win9x-only startups even if running on WinNT
/forcent - to include WinNT-only startups even if running on Win9x
/forceall - to include all Win9x and WinNT startups, regardless of platform
/history - to list version history only
 
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I tried to delete it. I went into safe mode and tried from there.
All it done was deleted the files inside MSN Gaming Zone folder.
So I have still the empty folder in my program files. Gotten used
to it now and doesn't bother me anymore. WinXP Home.
 

dkr

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I guess I'll just have to leave it alone. It's not hurting anything other than bugging me:D

Thanks again.
 
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Hi dkr

Nwiz.exe

Nwiz.exe is a common executable for many of NVidia's retail video cards.
They may have packaged it with OEM hardware, but most commonly with
retail/3rd party cards. This little program will remember setting changes
that you have made and apply them after drivers are loaded during startup.
It's not necessary, but usefull to keep any cutomized display changes you
have made outside of the norm. A good example would be using NVidia's Color
Management setting to correct for a dark monitor.

You can untick "TkBellExe" from startup in msconfig, otherwise your startup looks clean

steam
 

dkr

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I try to keep my startup programs fairly small. I never unchecked the nwiz because I didn't know what it was. And my motto is.....when in doubt..........DON'T! And now I know to leave it alone:cool:

Thanks for the info.
 
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dkr
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dkr

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Good One:p

I've said it before and I've got to say it again. I am so glad I found this forum. Everybody has been so friendly and helpful. Fortunately I don't have many major computer problems but lots of little ones and I appreciate the help so much.

Well, there is one little itty bitty problem with this forum. It's so informative I'm going to be spending waaaay too much time here.
 
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open a command prompt (start, run, type "cmd" without the quotes and hit enter).

navigate to the directory and delete it that way.
 

dkr

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I did that and am at the C prompt but have no idea what to type in to get to the programs.

Thanks
 
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