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startup msg 1% to 2% 1%2%???

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  1. janad22

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    Hello,

    This is my first time posting here. I hope that I'm doing this correctly. I have looked through your archives and have not found this topic or solution so here goes...

    I have win me, Dell 8100 pent 4, 256mb pc800rdram

    This is the problem: Upon startup, I receive this message:

    Windows could not upgrade the file %1 from %2 %1 %2. This reports 2 more times then it reads: Windows could not upgrade one or more system files before starting. Windows might not start or run properly. If windows fails to start run setup again. Press any key to continue. This I do, and then it loads fine.

    I have checked Microsofts database for this issue and it reads to go to my start/search/wininit.dll and after its searching, it is not listed.

    I believe this happend during some printer problems i was experiencing and HP informed me to download a patch, which i did and then this began happening. I'm not sure now how to proceed, plus my printer still is not working properly.

    I hope I've covered this issue completely for you. I'd hate to start off on a bad note here. :)

    Thank you very much for any help you may offer me
     
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    Hi Rollin,

    Thank you for your quick reply to me, but that is what i searched for.....my mistake in printing. I did the search for wininit.ini and came back with zip! I also know about the symantec thing, and that's not it either.....so.....still stuck out here.....is there another place I could possibly find the wininit.ini file?
     
  5. Rollin' Rog

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    Let's have a look at a HijackThis Startuplist (not the Scanlog).

    To show the startuplist, run HijackThis, click Config > Misc Tools > Generate Startuplist and copy/paste the results here.

    http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/

    You can also post the Scanlog too if you want, there may be some things there that need fixing that don't really relate to the problem.
     
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