Error on start up

  Angry Kid 22:54 03 Jan 2006

I wonder if someone could help my father with a problem?

He is running Windows XP and has started getting the follwoing message.

"The specified Module could not be found"

Does anyone know what this is relating to?

Any help would be appreciated.


Angry ;)

  VoG II 23:07 03 Jan 2006

Is that the complete message?

  Angry Kid 23:23 03 Jan 2006

I have just checked with him and he says that the following happens.

When booting up as normal and icons begin appearing on the desktop, he gets this message "The specified module could not be found". He clicks 'OK' and everything runs as per normal.

How can he check to find which module the error report is refering to?

Angry ;)

  Diodorus Siculus 23:25 03 Jan 2006

1 - run a registry cleaner such as regseek

2 - look in start, run, msconfig, startup tab and see what is loading at startup.

Sounds like a failed uninstall.

Also run a general spyware check.

  Angry Kid 23:35 03 Jan 2006

He has already run 'Registry Mechanic' which found no errors etc.

Also done as suggested in '2' and all that is starting is correct.

Ran a spyware check using AdAware, Spybot and Trojan Hunter 4.

What other ways can he try to track this error down?


Angry ;)

  Diodorus Siculus 23:45 03 Jan 2006

click here
scannow sfc - LEARN how to use SFC.EXE (system file checker) in this article!

  Angry Kid 23:55 03 Jan 2006

Thanks for the link.

I will pass this onto him and post back later.

Many Thanks

Angry ;)

  Totally-braindead 00:01 04 Jan 2006

You could also try CCleaner its free and I find it useful for removing bits and pieces of programs that have been left behind click here

  Angry Kid 12:54 04 Jan 2006

Thanks for the post.

He has also run this after previous recommendations through myself and the PCA forum members.


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