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start up error message unable to open the file D:\CD manifest.dat

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jmist, Jul 5, 2007.

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  1. jmist

    jmist Thread Starter

    Jul 5, 2007
    Hi, every time we start up the computor we get the messsage unable to open the file D:\ CD Manifest.dat. we have to click cancel to get past it and carry on but we cannot fix the problem can you help???:)
  2. tecknomage


    Jun 21, 2007
    Something is trying to run a program using pointing to a CD file.

    This is usually found in the Registry's RunOnce entries.

    Try this:
    1. FIRST: Right-click My Computer, select Manage, expand [+] Event Viewer, look at each log for an error entry and double-click it to see details, use info to fix.
    2. OR: Open Regedit ([Start] menu, Run, type regedit)...
    3. ...use File, Export option, to backup your Registry...
    4. ...use Edit menu, Find, and enter RunOnce in the search field, [OK]....
    5. ...look for an entry in every RunOnce found (you may have to expand [+] the entry) and find the specific entry line that calls the file or a program that may be looking for the file and click it to select....
    6. ...delete [Del] just the erroneous entry...
    7. ...you should use [F3] to continue search until end, to make sure the entry is not anywhere else.
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