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reboot error messages

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by alntyr, Sep 25, 2003.

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  1. alntyr

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    upon reinstalling windows 2000 pro, I am greeted with three errors "boxes" that dislay at the same time and on top of each other. The first and largest box says winsck at the top, the second says status and the third and smallest says system error unable to open dialog. I am able to click out of these and operations seem otherwise normal. Any thoughts or suggestions? Thanks!


    Dell OptiPlex Gx100
    OS is Windows 2000 Pro
     
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    I've identified the culprit by going into task manager and randomly ending processes until I found the one that caused the error messages. It's a file called tool.exe. I then located the file via the search function and was ready to delete it but chickened out as the confirm file delete pop up box indicates that it is a system file. Anybody know what this file does and whether or not I should/can delete it or maybe repair it? Thanks!
     
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    Rename it. Change it to someting like "tool.doc". Reboot and see if you still get errors.
     
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    Cookies, that did it! No more error messages! Thanks for the help.

    Triple 6, I have been scanning with Symantec, Ad-aware and Spybot for months.

    I'm guessing but I think this file came from a web based land map viewing progarm I downloaded several months ago from a gov't site.

    Thanks again.
     
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    yw Peanut :) I think Triple6 has great advice though.
     
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