Start-up error messages

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Start-up error messages problem: 7 January 2005 15:15

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After a search for temporary files, (i.e. *.tmp), followed

by their removal,(recommended by Kodak for a clean

installation of digital camera software),I repeatedly

two error messages when I start the computer.

With the understanding that you should be reading 6 little

squares inside the single quote marks, their wordings are:-

1) Windows cannot find ' '. Make sure you typed the

name correctly, and then try again.

2) Could not load or run ' ' specified in the registry. Make

sure the file exists on your computer or remove the

reference to it in the registry.

From Ted Ziegler's reply: It sounds like some program wants

to start with Windows, but the registry entry needed to do

this has been corrupted.Don't touch the registry unless and

until you know what you're doing.

I cannot search for the reference ' ' as I cannot make the 6

little squares appear in the entry line of Search. Also,

have no experience with the registry, so I will not attempt

to edit it by hand.

However, can someone advise whether they think a downloaded

registry cleaner, (or some other use of specialised

knowledge), would be likely to be successful in removing the

reference ' ', or blocking these error messages, as I am

reluctant to call in an expert just for this, when

everything else seems to be OK.

Thanks a lot gentlemen - Ian Hutcheson

Please post replies here, or if lengthy, to my e-mail

address below.
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