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July 20, 2005 8:20:08 PM

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Ever since I installed XP Home Edition on this computer, it boots up with
problems.

It always starts 2 copies of Windows Explorer. I can't find anywhere to
stop this from happening. It must be in the registry.

My Internet Explorer cannot be launched by clicking on a link in my Eudora
email client or my news reader. All it does is go to About:blank. I have
searched for any hijacker that might cause this and came up empty each time.
I suspect it is another registry entry causing this problem too.

If anyone has any ideas how to fix these issues, I'm willing to try just
about anything.

Thanks.

Larry

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Anonymous
July 20, 2005 11:25:03 PM

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My problem is that when i turn on the plug to my computer the harddrive
starts up by it self,then the cmos table comes on and i have to enable
surtain things before i can boot up its driving me nuts what am i doing wrong?

"Larry" wrote:

> Ever since I installed XP Home Edition on this computer, it boots up with
> problems.
>
> It always starts 2 copies of Windows Explorer. I can't find anywhere to
> stop this from happening. It must be in the registry.
>
> My Internet Explorer cannot be launched by clicking on a link in my Eudora
> email client or my news reader. All it does is go to About:blank. I have
> searched for any hijacker that might cause this and came up empty each time.
> I suspect it is another registry entry causing this problem too.
>
> If anyone has any ideas how to fix these issues, I'm willing to try just
> about anything.
>
> Thanks.
>
> Larry
>
>
>
Anonymous
July 21, 2005 2:40:24 AM

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Hi Larry,

Launching Windows Explorer at boot usually indicated damaged registry
entries in the run keys. Could you please export and post the contents of
these keys in the registry:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

To do this, start/run regedit, expand the branches to each key (do this one
at a time). Click on the key, then on file/export. Give it any name, then
save to the desktop. Once you have saved both keys, close the registry
editor. Right-click one of the saved files on the desktop, choose edit, it
should open in notepad. Click edit/select all/edit/copy. Open a response to
this post and click in the message text area. Hit ctrl+v to paste the
contents. Repeat for the other saved key, then send the post for
examination.

As to problem #2, close Internet Explorer and Outlook Express if either are
open. Click start/run, type "regsvr32 urlmon.dll" (without the quotes) and
click ok. You should get a successful message. Then go to the Control
panel/Internet options/programs tab, click on "reset all web settings".
Reopen and retry the links in Internet Explorer and Outlook Express.

--
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

"Larry" <larry@UNKNOWNqwikriteNAME.com> wrote in message
news:_uWdnVCEVqW6QUPfRVn-jw@seanet.com...
> Ever since I installed XP Home Edition on this computer, it boots up with
> problems.
>
> It always starts 2 copies of Windows Explorer. I can't find anywhere to
> stop this from happening. It must be in the registry.
>
> My Internet Explorer cannot be launched by clicking on a link in my Eudora
> email client or my news reader. All it does is go to About:blank. I have
> searched for any hijacker that might cause this and came up empty each
> time. I suspect it is another registry entry causing this problem too.
>
> If anyone has any ideas how to fix these issues, I'm willing to try just
> about anything.
>
> Thanks.
>
> Larry
>
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July 22, 2005 1:00:39 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

It took me awhile to get back to this. I have done #1 and #2. #2 didn't
seem to make any difference. I still am unable to click on a link from
within Eudora without opening about:blank in my browser. I don't see
anything wrong in my registry either.

Find the contents of my registry entries below:

====================================
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"NeroFilterCheck"="C:\\WINDOWS\\SYSTEM32\\NEROCHECK.EXE"
"Cmaudio"="RunDll32 cmicnfg.cpl,CMICtrlWnd"
"PCTVOICE"="pctspk.exe"
"QuickTime Task"="\"C:\\Program Files\\QuickTime\\qttask.exe\" -atboottime"
"ccApp"="\"C:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\Symantec Shared\\ccApp.exe\""
"vptray"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\SYMANT~1\\VPTray.exe"
"gcasServ"="\"C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft AntiSpyware\\gcasServ.exe\""
"SunJavaUpdateSched"="C:\\Program
Files\\Java\\jre1.5.0_04\\bin\\jusched.exe"
"Norton Ghost 9.0"="C:\\Program Files\\Symantec\\Norton
Ghost\\Agent\\GhostTray.exe"
"BO1HelperStartUp"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\BUTTER~1\\BO1HEL~1.EXE /partner BO1"
"Atomic.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Atomic Clock Sync\\Atomic.exe"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\OptionalComponents]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\OptionalComponents\IMAIL]
"Installed"="1"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\OptionalComponents\MAPI]
"Installed"="1"
"NoChange"="1"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\OptionalComponents\MSFS]
"Installed"="1"

====================================
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"ctfmon.exe"="C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\ctfmon.exe"


"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:e2TdO2ZjFHA.3608@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Hi Larry,
>
> Launching Windows Explorer at boot usually indicated damaged registry
> entries in the run keys. Could you please export and post the contents of
> these keys in the registry:
>
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
>
> To do this, start/run regedit, expand the branches to each key (do this
> one at a time). Click on the key, then on file/export. Give it any name,
> then save to the desktop. Once you have saved both keys, close the
> registry editor. Right-click one of the saved files on the desktop, choose
> edit, it should open in notepad. Click edit/select all/edit/copy. Open a
> response to this post and click in the message text area. Hit ctrl+v to
> paste the contents. Repeat for the other saved key, then send the post for
> examination.
>
> As to problem #2, close Internet Explorer and Outlook Express if either
> are open. Click start/run, type "regsvr32 urlmon.dll" (without the quotes)
> and click ok. You should get a successful message. Then go to the Control
> panel/Internet options/programs tab, click on "reset all web settings".
> Reopen and retry the links in Internet Explorer and Outlook Express.
>
> --
> 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
>
> "Larry" <larry@UNKNOWNqwikriteNAME.com> wrote in message
> news:_uWdnVCEVqW6QUPfRVn-jw@seanet.com...
>> Ever since I installed XP Home Edition on this computer, it boots up with
>> problems.
>>
>> It always starts 2 copies of Windows Explorer. I can't find anywhere to
>> stop this from happening. It must be in the registry.
>>
>> My Internet Explorer cannot be launched by clicking on a link in my
>> Eudora email client or my news reader. All it does is go to About:blank.
>> I have searched for any hijacker that might cause this and came up empty
>> each time. I suspect it is another registry entry causing this problem
>> too.
>>
>> If anyone has any ideas how to fix these issues, I'm willing to try just
>> about anything.
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
>> Larry
>>
>
>
July 25, 2005 1:53:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

It took me awhile to get back to this. I have done #1 and #2. #2 didn't
seem to make any difference. I still click on a link from within Eudora and
always go to about:blank in my browser. I don't see
anything wrong in my registry either.

The contents of my registry entries is below:

====================================
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"NeroFilterCheck"="C:\\WINDOWS\\SYSTEM32\\NEROCHECK.EXE"
"Cmaudio"="RunDll32 cmicnfg.cpl,CMICtrlWnd"
"PCTVOICE"="pctspk.exe"
"QuickTime Task"="\"C:\\Program Files\\QuickTime\\qttask.exe\" -atboottime"
"ccApp"="\"C:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\Symantec Shared\\ccApp.exe\""
"vptray"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\SYMANT~1\\VPTray.exe"
"gcasServ"="\"C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft AntiSpyware\\gcasServ.exe\""
"SunJavaUpdateSched"="C:\\Program
Files\\Java\\jre1.5.0_04\\bin\\jusched.exe"
"Norton Ghost 9.0"="C:\\Program Files\\Symantec\\Norton
Ghost\\Agent\\GhostTray.exe"
"BO1HelperStartUp"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\BUTTER~1\\BO1HEL~1.EXE /partner BO1"
"Atomic.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Atomic Clock Sync\\Atomic.exe"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\OptionalComponents]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\OptionalComponents\IMAIL]
"Installed"="1"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\OptionalComponents\MAPI]
"Installed"="1"
"NoChange"="1"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\OptionalComponents\MSFS]
"Installed"="1"

====================================
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"ctfmon.exe"="C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\ctfmon.exe"


"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:e2TdO2ZjFHA.3608@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Hi Larry,
>
> Launching Windows Explorer at boot usually indicated damaged registry
> entries in the run keys. Could you please export and post the contents of
> these keys in the registry:
>
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
>
> To do this, start/run regedit, expand the branches to each key (do this
> one at a time). Click on the key, then on file/export. Give it any name,
> then save to the desktop. Once you have saved both keys, close the
> registry editor. Right-click one of the saved files on the desktop, choose
> edit, it should open in notepad. Click edit/select all/edit/copy. Open a
> response to this post and click in the message text area. Hit ctrl+v to
> paste the contents. Repeat for the other saved key, then send the post for
> examination.
>
> As to problem #2, close Internet Explorer and Outlook Express if either
> are open. Click start/run, type "regsvr32 urlmon.dll" (without the quotes)
> and click ok. You should get a successful message. Then go to the Control
> panel/Internet options/programs tab, click on "reset all web settings".
> Reopen and retry the links in Internet Explorer and Outlook Express.
>
> --
> 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
>
> "Larry" <larry@UNKNOWNqwikriteNAME.com> wrote in message
> news:_uWdnVCEVqW6QUPfRVn-jw@seanet.com...
>> Ever since I installed XP Home Edition on this computer, it boots up with
>> problems.
>>
>> It always starts 2 copies of Windows Explorer. I can't find anywhere to
>> stop this from happening. It must be in the registry.
>>
>> My Internet Explorer cannot be launched by clicking on a link in my
>> Eudora email client or my news reader. All it does is go to About:blank.
>> I have searched for any hijacker that might cause this and came up empty
>> each time. I suspect it is another registry entry causing this problem
>> too.
>>
>> If anyone has any ideas how to fix these issues, I'm willing to try just
>> about anything.
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
>> Larry
>>
>
>
Anonymous
July 26, 2005 12:05:26 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Hi,

Any idea what this is?

"BO1HelperStartUp"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\BUTTER~1\\BO1HEL~1.EXE /partner BO1"

Have you tried disabling it?

--
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

"Larry" <larry@UNKNOWNqwikriteNAME.com> wrote in message
news:ArmdnSewb9ByhXjfRVn-sw@seanet.com...
> It took me awhile to get back to this. I have done #1 and #2. #2 didn't
> seem to make any difference. I still click on a link from within Eudora
> and always go to about:blank in my browser. I don't see
> anything wrong in my registry either.
>
> The contents of my registry entries is below:
>
> ====================================
> Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
>
> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
> "NeroFilterCheck"="C:\\WINDOWS\\SYSTEM32\\NEROCHECK.EXE"
> "Cmaudio"="RunDll32 cmicnfg.cpl,CMICtrlWnd"
> "PCTVOICE"="pctspk.exe"
> "QuickTime Task"="\"C:\\Program
> Files\\QuickTime\\qttask.exe\" -atboottime"
> "ccApp"="\"C:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\Symantec Shared\\ccApp.exe\""
> "vptray"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\SYMANT~1\\VPTray.exe"
> "gcasServ"="\"C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft AntiSpyware\\gcasServ.exe\""
> "SunJavaUpdateSched"="C:\\Program
> Files\\Java\\jre1.5.0_04\\bin\\jusched.exe"
> "Norton Ghost 9.0"="C:\\Program Files\\Symantec\\Norton
> Ghost\\Agent\\GhostTray.exe"
> "BO1HelperStartUp"="C:\\PROGRA~1\\BUTTER~1\\BO1HEL~1.EXE /partner BO1"
> "Atomic.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Atomic Clock Sync\\Atomic.exe"
>
> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\OptionalComponents]
>
> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\OptionalComponents\IMAIL]
> "Installed"="1"
>
> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\OptionalComponents\MAPI]
> "Installed"="1"
> "NoChange"="1"
>
> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\OptionalComponents\MSFS]
> "Installed"="1"
>
> ====================================
> Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
>
> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
> "ctfmon.exe"="C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\ctfmon.exe"
>
>
> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:e2TdO2ZjFHA.3608@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> Hi Larry,
>>
>> Launching Windows Explorer at boot usually indicated damaged registry
>> entries in the run keys. Could you please export and post the contents of
>> these keys in the registry:
>>
>> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
>> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
>>
>> To do this, start/run regedit, expand the branches to each key (do this
>> one at a time). Click on the key, then on file/export. Give it any name,
>> then save to the desktop. Once you have saved both keys, close the
>> registry editor. Right-click one of the saved files on the desktop,
>> choose edit, it should open in notepad. Click edit/select all/edit/copy.
>> Open a response to this post and click in the message text area. Hit
>> ctrl+v to paste the contents. Repeat for the other saved key, then send
>> the post for examination.
>>
>> As to problem #2, close Internet Explorer and Outlook Express if either
>> are open. Click start/run, type "regsvr32 urlmon.dll" (without the
>> quotes) and click ok. You should get a successful message. Then go to the
>> Control panel/Internet options/programs tab, click on "reset all web
>> settings". Reopen and retry the links in Internet Explorer and Outlook
>> Express.
>>
>> --
>> 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
>>
>> "Larry" <larry@UNKNOWNqwikriteNAME.com> wrote in message
>> news:_uWdnVCEVqW6QUPfRVn-jw@seanet.com...
>>> Ever since I installed XP Home Edition on this computer, it boots up
>>> with problems.
>>>
>>> It always starts 2 copies of Windows Explorer. I can't find anywhere to
>>> stop this from happening. It must be in the registry.
>>>
>>> My Internet Explorer cannot be launched by clicking on a link in my
>>> Eudora email client or my news reader. All it does is go to
>>> About:blank. I have searched for any hijacker that might cause this and
>>> came up empty each time. I suspect it is another registry entry causing
>>> this problem too.
>>>
>>> If anyone has any ideas how to fix these issues, I'm willing to try just
>>> about anything.
>>>
>>> Thanks.
>>>
>>> Larry
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
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