i've just fitted a new mobo (ASRock K7S41GX) in my pc. now, when i boot it up a message appears just after the welcome screen saying "windows cannot find 'c:\windows\system32\tools\DelFolders.exe'please make sure you typed it correctly....blah blah blah. i've found references to this file in the registry and deleted the entries (after backing it up, of course).if i restart my m/c it starts ok. however when i shut it down and reboot, the message comes back and the entries reappear in the registry. also an exe calld reboot has appeared in my startup folder. could these be linked? any ideas anyone? got to go offline now but will check for replies and respond later.
Some sort of unfinished installation - DelFolders is used by some installers to remove folders (crazy eh). Any problem devices ? Looked in the Device Manager in safe mode and selected View/Show Hidden Devices?
the mobo is from a different manufacturer but is still a socket a mobo and still using sis chipset although i dont know if it is the SAME chipset i know xp sometimes has a problem with new mobos if the ide drivers from the old mobo are still there, so before i changed the mobo i reverted back to standard windows ide drivers. however i have neither reinbstalled or tried to repai windows. SPLORK. got to go to work now but will look into this idea tomorrow. thanks chaps.