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XP Pro Startup problem

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Anonymous
March 15, 2005 7:21:02 PM

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

When I start up in Win XP Pro, I get a message that says, "Cannot find
'â–¡â–¡â–¡â–¡'." The message box is titled with the 4 squares. When I bypass that,
I get a message that says, "Could not load or run 'â–¡â–¡â–¡â–¡'. " The message box
is titled "Desktop." Bypassing that gets the same set of messages only, this
time, with 20 squares. Bypassing that message gets me a repeat of the set
with 4 squares then a repeat of the set with 20 squares. It appears that
several programs are being called that have corrupted or encoded names.

I have tried 3 registry fixing programs but none has found the problem. I
am about to take the plunge and re-format the drive which will take me days
to reload.

Any suggestions?
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MDC

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Anonymous
March 16, 2005 10:30:13 AM

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

Go to Start/Run, and type MSCONFIG then look at the STARTUP TAB, to uncheck unwanted, checked items

To repair all system files, go to Start/Run, and type (or paste in): SFC /SCANNOW
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Mark L. Ferguson (NOT an MS-MVP)
FAQ for MS Antispyware version 1.0.509
http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
marfers notes for windows xp http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/chatNotes.htm
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"MDC" <mymail1104@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message news:AFA35988-6F99-4336-8A16-52A177396082@microsoft.com...
> When I start up in Win XP Pro, I get a message that says, "Cannot find
> '????'." The message box is titled with the 4 squares. When I bypass that,
> I get a message that says, "Could not load or run '????'. " The message box
> is titled "Desktop." Bypassing that gets the same set of messages only, this
> time, with 20 squares. Bypassing that message gets me a repeat of the set
> with 4 squares then a repeat of the set with 20 squares. It appears that
> several programs are being called that have corrupted or encoded names.
>
> I have tried 3 registry fixing programs but none has found the problem. I
> am about to take the plunge and re-format the drive which will take me days
> to reload.
>
> Any suggestions?
> --
> MDC
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