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Solved: where are instructions carried out on startup

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by matelot2, Jul 12, 2012.

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  1. matelot2

    matelot2 Thread Starter

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    Years ago if windows started something I didn't want starting as it powered up I could go to WIN.INI, find the line and remove it.
    I recently removed some Mcafee programs and now , when everything has loaded, I get the oblong blue box across the screen :-

    UNABLE TO WRITE TO C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\ALL USERS\APPLICATION DATA\MCAFEE\ SPAMKILLER\MSKDETCT.DAT

    I would just find the line trying to write to this address in the WIN.INI file and remove it.
    I can't find it on windows XP .
    Could someone explain how I could get this removed now please?
    Thanks,
    Bob.
     
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    etaf thank you.
    If there is a website offering hero badges please feel free to download one on me!!!

    I took your advice, downloaded the removal tool and ran it, it got up to about 80% and then hung.

    I left it until now and then switched the computer off and on, the box has not shown up.
    Thank you sir, I am grateful for your help.
    Bob.
     
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    glad to have helped (y)
    not sure why it hung
     
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