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Getting pop up every start up, can't tell where it's from

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Firedrops, Oct 14, 2018.

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  1. Firedrops

    Firedrops Thread Starter

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    Since about a month ago, I started getting this error message every time I start my computer.

    "An attempt was made to load a program with an incorrect format. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8007000В). Please reinstall the product or contact support."

    On googling it, other people seemed to always know exactly what software is being problematic, hence troubleshooting is easy.

    But I have no idea what's causing this pop-up. It provides no other information, and the only thing I can click on is "OK". I haven't noticed any start up programs or any program at all being abnormal yet.

    Does anyone have any ideas on how to find this program?
     
  2. SpywareDr

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    You might try the process of elimination approach.

    De-select a few, say maybe 5, startup programs, reboot and see if the pop-up went away.

    If the pop-up is still there, you know it must not be one of those 5 deselected programs. So, re-select those, deselect the next 5 and reboot.

    If the pop-up did disappear though, you now know that it must be 1 those 5 deselected programs that is causing the problem ... which is cool because you now have a much narrower list to wade through. So, re-activate all but 1 of those 5 programs and reboot. Pop-up? If yes, you now know the deactivated program is not the problem. If no though -- Bingo! -- you found the program causing the pop-up.

    Here's How to Disable Startup Programs in Windows
     
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