Strange language in my System Configuration Utility

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When I run "msconfig", then go into the System Configuration Utility, select
the "Startup" tab, there is a file in oriental language there. Checked or
unchecked it causes a dialog to come up at boot-up that says: Cannot find
the file (oriental xxxxxxxxxxx??? etc.). Search your computer for this file
and delete it if it is not needed. Also, delete the registry entry.

Problem: The Oriental writing in the Startup tab entry shows part of the
registry path (HKCU etc.) but not all of it. It will not let me highlight
and copy it so I cannot search for it. The Dialog that appears at startup
shows the oriental filename but also will not let me highlight and copy it
so likewise, I cannot search for it.

How can I get rid of the oriental file please?
--
Sincerely,
Jack Nation
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Howdy,

    You may search for hidden startup programs in the following registry entries
    as mentioned in the below site:
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org/Startup.htm

    You may also like to try the Autorun utility as mentioned in the above site.

    HTH
    Venkatesh


    "Jack Elvin" wrote:

    > When I run "msconfig", then go into the System Configuration Utility, select
    > the "Startup" tab, there is a file in oriental language there. Checked or
    > unchecked it causes a dialog to come up at boot-up that says: Cannot find
    > the file (oriental xxxxxxxxxxx??? etc.). Search your computer for this file
    > and delete it if it is not needed. Also, delete the registry entry.
    >
    > Problem: The Oriental writing in the Startup tab entry shows part of the
    > registry path (HKCU etc.) but not all of it. It will not let me highlight
    > and copy it so I cannot search for it. The Dialog that appears at startup
    > shows the oriental filename but also will not let me highlight and copy it
    > so likewise, I cannot search for it.
    >
    > How can I get rid of the oriental file please?
    > --
    > Sincerely,
    > Jack Nation
    >
    >
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Hi Jack,

    Look for it under this key in the registry:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\MSConfig\startupreg

    --
    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
    www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

    "Jack Elvin" <nospam@nospam.mchsi.com> wrote in message
    news:%23UyoLUw2EHA.1192@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > When I run "msconfig", then go into the System Configuration Utility,
    > select the "Startup" tab, there is a file in oriental language there.
    > Checked or unchecked it causes a dialog to come up at boot-up that says:
    > Cannot find the file (oriental xxxxxxxxxxx??? etc.). Search your computer
    > for this file and delete it if it is not needed. Also, delete the
    > registry entry.
    >
    > Problem: The Oriental writing in the Startup tab entry shows part of the
    > registry path (HKCU etc.) but not all of it. It will not let me
    > highlight and copy it so I cannot search for it. The Dialog that appears
    > at startup shows the oriental filename but also will not let me highlight
    > and copy it so likewise, I cannot search for it.
    >
    > How can I get rid of the oriental file please?
    > --
    > Sincerely,
    > Jack Nation
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Thanks Much To all who sent posts to help me. We have go it working right
    for the moment. I honestly did not find the oriental file. I decided to
    import an earlier backup that I had made of my registry and now the oriental
    file is gone.


    "Venkatesh [MS India Community Star]"
    <VenkateshMSIndiaCommunityStar@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:93FCA078-DAE1-4085-8EBB-AE678CEDC6C2@microsoft.com...
    > Howdy,
    >
    > You may search for hidden startup programs in the following registry
    > entries
    > as mentioned in the below site:
    > http://windowsxp.mvps.org/Startup.htm
    >
    > You may also like to try the Autorun utility as mentioned in the above
    > site.
    >
    > HTH
    > Venkatesh
    >
    >
    >
    > "Jack Elvin" wrote:
    >
    >> When I run "msconfig", then go into the System Configuration Utility,
    >> select
    >> the "Startup" tab, there is a file in oriental language there. Checked
    >> or
    >> unchecked it causes a dialog to come up at boot-up that says: Cannot
    >> find
    >> the file (oriental xxxxxxxxxxx??? etc.). Search your computer for this
    >> file
    >> and delete it if it is not needed. Also, delete the registry entry.
    >>
    >> Problem: The Oriental writing in the Startup tab entry shows part of the
    >> registry path (HKCU etc.) but not all of it. It will not let me
    >> highlight
    >> and copy it so I cannot search for it. The Dialog that appears at
    >> startup
    >> shows the oriental filename but also will not let me highlight and copy
    >> it
    >> so likewise, I cannot search for it.
    >>
    >> How can I get rid of the oriental file please?
    >> --
    >> Sincerely,
    >> Jack Nation
    >>
    >>
    >>
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