error message

  ole1999 15:08 07 Aug 2003
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hello
everytime i start up my p.c windows xp, i keep getting invalid backup file id 137903, anyone any the wiser?

thanks

  Fateful Shadow 15:11 07 Aug 2003

Have you installed anything recently...hardware or software?

Also, can you use your computer after the error message?

  ole1999 15:15 07 Aug 2003

hi there, yes i have spybot actually
thanks

  ole1999 15:16 07 Aug 2003

i can still use it yes, just have to click ok and its fine, just everytime i start up

  Fateful Shadow 15:22 07 Aug 2003

Did the error message only occur after you had installed spybot? If it is, then it is probable that it is something to do with that. If it isn't then we'll have to wait for a more advanced user to try to help.

Sorry!

  ole1999 15:27 07 Aug 2003

it was straight after i installed spybot yes

cheers

  Fateful Shadow 15:31 07 Aug 2003

It might have something to do with your spybot...i can't remember the exact name...'definitions' for the program. If you can find an update button on the program and update these definitions, then restart.

It may not be to do with the definition things, but thats my guess. No harm can come of it...unless anyone else has a better idea...which they most likely will

  User-312386 15:34 07 Aug 2003

go to start>run type sfc /scannow (note the space between sfc and /)

Have you XP disc to hand

If the above does not work

go to start>all programmes>accessories>system tools>system restore

Now click on the "radio button" that says "restore my computer to an earlier time", click on next and then restore it to before spybot was installed

  Fateful Shadow 15:34 07 Aug 2003

You might want to have a look at the 'Spybot S&D' website.

Here is the link for the contact page...click here

  ole1999 15:34 07 Aug 2003

ok mate, i will give that a try

thanks alot

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