C prompt on boot up ?

  User-C482BBE1-3EDD-4A99-BEDC0BD6B59295E3 13:31 13 Sep 2003

Hi Guys

I recently installed and then uninstalled a programme called Disckeeper from one of the PC Advisor cover discs.
Now when I boot up I get a long c prompt which hangs for about a minute. The prompt is as follows

C:> set path= C: windows; C:\ windows command;
" C:\ programme files Executive Software\"
Disckeeper Home Edition

Can anyone tell me how to remove this irritation?

  Jester2K II 13:37 13 Sep 2003

When you get into Windows do the following.

1) Open notepad
2) Open the Autoexec.bat file.
3) Select all the contents of the file
4) Copy to the clipboard
5) Paste the contents here.

This file needs editing but we need the EXACT Spelling

Dear Jester

The exact spelling in Autoexec.bat file is as follows..

SET Path=%Path%;"C:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper Home Edition\"

Thanks pootie

  Jester2K II 16:08 13 Sep 2003

"C:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper Home Edition\"

and then save the file and reboot.

Hi again

Thanx to jester for the advice
This did remove the c prompt but has generated another:- C:>Rem TShoot:SET Path=C:\windows;C:\windows command;

I have looked in Autoexec.bat in msconfig and there is just a pencil icon and an empty edit box neither of which I can remove

Has anyone got any ideas?

Thanx in anticipation

  Jester2K II 20:13 15 Sep 2003

C:>Rem TShoot:SET Path=C:\windows;C:\windows command;

edit the line in autoexec.bat file in notepad to read

SET Path=C:\windows;C:\windows command;

  Jester2K II 20:14 15 Sep 2003

Post the contents of you Autoexec.bat file and we'll do this in one hit...

Dear Jester

Thanx again
I edited the string in note pad as you advised ( and saved it )and also unticked the line in Autoexec.bat in msconfig
I now get a C prompt for that string saying that it exceeds parameters. It now reads C:> SET Path=C:\windows;C:\windows command;
Am I being very stupid or what?
sorry to trouble you.
Pootie ( Simon in the real world )

  Jester2K II 21:00 16 Sep 2003

It should say EXACTLY

Set Path=C:\windows;C:\windows\command;

Remove the C:> SET bit and add the \ inbetween windows and command

  Jester2K II 21:01 16 Sep 2003

Sorry thats

Remove the C:> bit and add the \ inbetween windows and command

So the line should read

Set Path=C:\windows;C:\windows\command;


If you post the contents of the file i can clean the entire file in one go.

  woodchip 21:09 16 Sep 2003

Start in safe mode and remove the program from Add Remove

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