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ambstrako

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Hi,

i had recently installed diskeeper 8 home edtion but had uninstalled it. Even though the uninstallation was successful, there is a weird startup message after the "starting windows 98" message. It goes like this :

C:\>SET PATH= C:\WINDOWS; C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND; "D:\PROGRAM FILES\ EXECUTIVE SOFTWARE\ DISKEEPER"

I had deleted every possible registry entry but still it is there. It is taking up at least 20secs before windows can start. can someone pls tell me how to remove it? Thanks in advance!!! :)
 
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It sounds like everything wasn't deleted from the registry. Sometimes this happens with Norton too. What OS are you using?
 
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It still might be in the autoexec.bat file. Try editing that file (remove the line) then save the edited file.
 

JohnWill

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The path command isn't the problem, my guess is it's whatever follows the path command in AUTOEXEC.BAT. If it's hanging there with that displayed, I suspect there's a command that's responsible. How about pasting the contents of the AUTOEXEC.BAT file into a message?
 

ambstrako

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this is the autoexec.bat contents:

SET Path=%Path%;"D:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper\"

so i just delete it??
 

JohnWill

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Try just renaming the AUTOEXEC.BAT to AUTOEXEC.SAV and rebooting, see if the issue goes away. Since the only thing the file is doing is adding the now bogus path, it shouldn't mind at all.
 
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