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Windows Installer tries to install after bootup

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Polarbear144, Sep 7, 2005.

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  1. Polarbear144

    Polarbear144 Thread Starter

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    After booting up and loading the desktop, icons, etc., I get a window that says Windows Installer is installing something, then configuring something called "Photogallery". While this is going on, I get another window saying something about Norton not supporting the repair function and to uninstall and reinstall. If I go to Norton, though, there appears to be nothing wrong with it.

    Does anyone know what the heck this is about? I've tried a couple different programs to get rid of junk and fix the registry, hoping that would get rid of whatever it was, but it hasn't.
     
  2. Dan O

    Dan O

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    Have you tried running MSCONFIG?

    If not run it and select the Startup tab and uncheck most everything.
     
  3. rogers55

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    Polar,

    Is this a name brand computer like Dell or Gateway?
    I have had this problem with some of their bundled demo programs like Dell Picture Studio.
    Solution is to uninstall the offending program using Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs.

    Regards,

    Roger
     
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