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On Thu, 5 May 2005 16:10:53 -0400, "wstinson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>When I bootup WinXP, I come to a point where my screen displays a radio
>button that consists of a solid red circle with a white X inside, and no
>text at all.
>When I click on the button, the boot proceeds. There are no other
>indications of what it is, and it doesn't have any other effect that I am
>What is this, how do I find it in the boot process, and how do I kill it????
>Thanks for any help from anyone!!
Probably some new software you tried out didn't get removed all the way.
Do you recall when it started happening? You could use msconfig
(Start>run>type in msconfig and click Okay) to toggle off the various
entries on the startup tab to find what it is. Then use something like
HijackThis (http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/) to remove the offending entry.