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Compaq message on booting

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by llmartens, Feb 16, 2003.

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  1. llmartens

    llmartens Thread Starter

    Feb 7, 2003
    After booting my Compaq Presario 1698 the following message appears on my screen ,covering the center and refusing to be deleted in any way:
    "This software is being installed for you automatically
    At this time the pointer is disappeared. I must press CTRL-ALT-DELETE in order to regain the pointer. Still, the pointer cannot enter the space occupied by the above message, preventing me to delete it. I can use only the rest of my screen to continue any activity, but the message continues to cover anything in the center of the screen.
    I have to stress the fact that at booting I did not try to install any software which could justify the pesky message.
    My Windows OS : 98 Second Edition
    Processor : 450 MHz AMD K6-2 w/3D Now
    Any help will be much appreciated !
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    Sounds like time to call Compaq, I've never seen that! Are you connected to the Internet when this happens? Is there any activity? I sure don't like the sound of this, but I don't know what you'd do about it either. :confused:
  3. steamwiz


    Oct 4, 2002
    Hi llmartens

    Can you download startuplist ?

    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 :-


    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

    Direct link to startuplist http://www.lurkhere.com/~nicefiles/startuplist151.zip

  4. llmartens

    llmartens Thread Starter

    Feb 7, 2003
    Many thanks to Johnwill and Steamwiz for promptly answering my call for help. To Johnwill I confirm that I am not connected to the internet , just booted up when the trouble begins.
    To Steamwiz: I obtained the startup list 1.51 just as you kindly indicated and I will try to attach it here. Many thanks again.
  5. Byteman

    Byteman Gone but Never Forgotten

    Jan 24, 2002
    Hi, Your original post was back a page or two- you should always reply in the same thread for the same problem- those working on it with you will like to have all the info on same page-so, have asked a moderator to merge your two threads. Good luck!
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