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Solved: TeaTimer.exe

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by evets59, Aug 29, 2008.

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  1. evets59

    evets59 Thread Starter

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    Every time I attempt to shut down, I get a message that TeaTimer.exe is not responding and I have to end the program manually. I found TeaTimer in two file locations: C/Windows/Prefetch/TEATIMER.EXE-0390E8A7.pf and in Programs/Spybot Search and Destroy/Updates/teatimer.exe. Are these two separate programs? How can I get TeaTimer.exe to end properly at shutdown? Do I need to delete it/them?
     
  2. The_Oracle

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    reinstall Spybot Search & Destroy, if ths doesn't solve the problem, here's a workaround:

    get Startup Control Panel and disable the TeaTimer.

    what is the TeaTimer?
     
  3. evets59

    evets59 Thread Starter

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    Not sure what TeaTimer is for. I believe it has something to do with detecting malicious files.
     
  4. The_Oracle

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    yep, and it's a component of Spybot S&D, not crucial tho. can be disabled in Startup.

    did you reinstall spybot?
     
  5. flavallee

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    Click Start - Run, type in MSCONFIG, then click OK - "Startup" tab.

    Uncheck the entry that pertains to TeaTimer, then click Apply - OK - Restart.

    When the small SCU window appears on the desktop during restart, check it and then click OK.

    That should eliminate the error message with TeaTimer, which isn't needed anyway and is prone to causing problems - which you've discovered.

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  6. evets59

    evets59 Thread Starter

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    Thanks for suggestions. I tried both of them and they were both effective. I first disabled TeaTimer and was then able to shut down without a problem. Then, reinstalled Spybot making TeaTimer active again, and was again able to shut down without problem.
     
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