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windows xp errors on start up

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by kezza900, Jul 14, 2006.

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  1. kezza900

    kezza900 Thread Starter

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    hi, can anyone help?

    When windows starts up, i am getting 2 grey error boxes come up, bit hard to understand what they mean as it says cannot find □□□□ please make sure you have typed the path correctly and try again, or delete the the path from the registry. I have tried running reg clean, and system mechanic proffessional, but the errors still appear, have also tried system resore, with no luck..
    does anyone have any idea on how i can get rid of them? Thanks.
    i have tried saving □ □ □ □ to notepad and it says is some other format.
     
  2. Blink182

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    Howdy kezza900 ! :)

    An exact screen shot?
     
  3. kezza900

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    no no, just those boxes, i found something simlar in the character map, and i have edited my post. i basically need to know how to delete that from the registry, but how do i know what □ □ □ □ means?
     
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    Hi Again ! :)

    Sounds like something at startup.

    [​IMG] WARNING:Editing the registry incorrectly could cause drastic effects on your machine which may require you to reinstall your Operating System. Edit the registry and your own risk! :cool:

    1. Click Start > Run > Type Regedit
    2. Locate to the following key:

    HCKU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    Remove any entries on the right that display " □ □ □ □ ".

    3. If you could not find any, locate to this key:

    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    Remove any entries on the right that display " □ □ □ □ ".
     
  5. kezza900

    kezza900 Thread Starter

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    There is no HCKU or HKLM in the registry list? only HKEY
     
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    Sorry didnt know your experience with registry.

    HCKU and HKLM are just abbrev for the following:

    HKCU: Means HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    HKLM: Means HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
     
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    I have done that, but there was nothing in the registry that matched the □ □ □ □ ".

    any other ideas?
     
  8. Blink182

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    Argh... no.

    Can you search for that?
     
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    ohh try this.

    Windows XP
    Right-click the "Start" button, and then click "Properties".

    On the "Start Menu" tab, click "Classic Start menu", and then click "Customize". This changes the style of the Start menu.

    Click "Remove".

    Open the "Programs" folder and then open the "Startup" folder.

    Highlight the items in the "Startup" folder that you want to remove and click the "Remove" button.

    Click the "Close" button.

    Click the "OK" button twice.
     
  10. kezza900

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    have done that, but the errors still there. cant seem to find those boxes anywhere
     
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    what happens if you use a different user account
     
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