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    MS Narrator

    Vista Home Premium user - MS Narrator starts automatically at start up. I went through the Start>Control Panel>Ease of Access>Make Computer Easier to See and made sure the Turn Narrator On was NOT checked. I even turned it on, applied changes, then turned it back off and applied changes again. Multiple times, restarting and restarting. Yet I still get to hear Anna's lovely voice at start up. Help!

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    Re: MS Narrator

    Seems like this is a problem that has plagued many. See URL below.Check startup, install SP2...

    Notebook: Annoying Microsoft Anna - the narrator.

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    Re: MS Narrator

    Yeah, I had already found that thread - I should have been more clear. I have made sure that Narrator is not enabled, everything is unchecked, restarted - the whole shbang. If I go to Start-All Programs-Start Up Narrator is not in the list - nothing is set to open at start up in fact, which is correct, except Narrator starts. What's the glitch?

    What's the emoticon for I loathe Anna?

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    Re: MS Narrator

    I plead ignorance in case this was in the last URL. Have you tried registry edit?

    Click on start orbit >> type regedit in search box, we will get registry editor.
    Locate the key in the registry editor: HKEY_CURRENT_USER->Software->Microsoft->Windows NT->Current version->accessibility->on right pane locate and right click on configuration->click modify and delete the value present in it.
    Restart the computer after the changes in the registry and check if the issue still persists.

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    Re: MS Narrator

    Thanks for the reply, but there is no value present in that field.

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    Re: MS Narrator

    Okay, how about this registry key?
    G to
    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Accessibility
    and clear the registry key.
    (I know this must be driving you nutz)

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    Re: MS Narrator

    Also, try downloading Autoruns, then in the logon tab, clear the check box for the app, then delete it. Run it as adminstrator first.

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    Re: MS Narrator

    I went the HKCU route first, but again there is no value in the data field. I then downloaded Autoruns but in the logon tab there is no app that says MS Narrator or Ease of Access. I even looked in the everything tab but nothing there either.

    I'm stumped - but then I'm a technoweanie and am relying heavily on the expert help I've been getting through this forum.

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