Goto start run type msconfig and then go to the startup tab look for a reference there to the file that is trying to be loaded and failing which is why your getting the error message me thinks and take the tick out of it. Apply exit and restart see if that sorts the problem
Hello, Many thanks for trying to help. I tried turning off system restore but it made no difference. In msconfig I am worried about loading files which might be trojans and prefer not to take any chances, as most of them don't give much of a clue what they are. Is it a genuine Windows message? It seems to be. Al
XP had the Messenger service on by default, the SP2 update turned it off. Spammers have employed it to create popups, normally it would only be used on a Windows local-area network, connected to the 'net or not, for the administrator to display messages to any/all users of that network.