I posted this query last year sometime but the answers didn't refer to the precise message which I will repeat in full:- 'windows cannot find'monitor.exe' make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the Start button and then click search. when I posted this query before I stated that I had never typed the name, nor would I know where or why I would need to. Can anyone help me get rid of this annoying message. Closing it has no effect on the computer, it works fine.
You're getting that error message because something called "monitor.exe" is trying to start at bootup. It could be part of a legit program that has a corrupt file, or it could have been part of spyware that has long since been removed by an anti-virus scan, but the entry for it remains in "msconfig", the "Autoexec.bat" file, the "Config.sys" file or the registry. You will have to check those places for a mention of the file and delete that 'mention'. Check "msconfig" first.
If you're using an operating system which is Win98 or newer, try renaming the "Autoexec.bat" file and the "Config.sys" files to "Autoexec.old" and the "Config.old" respectively. Then rebooot your PC, if you no longer get the error message then you know where the problem was. The "Autoexec.bat" file and the "Config.sys" are not needed in Operating systems newer than Win 98.
If that doesn't cure the problem then search the registry for the file "Monitor.exe" and report back where it was found and which program it is related to.
Scanning for, as possible spyware/virus would be a good start, seems to be one of those innocent processes hiding something more sinister, and trying to get rid of it by process of elimination is the way to go..
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