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Could not load or run '""' specified in registry

  1. #1


    geoff8282 Guest

    Could not load or run '""' specified in registry

    On start up my laptop dispaly the desktop error message:
    Could not load or run '""' specified in the registry. Make sure the file
    exists on your computer or remove the reference to it in the registry.
    This makes no sense to me at all. Can anyone help please?
    --
    Geoff

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  2. #2


    Bob Guest

    Re: Could not load or run '""' specified in registry

    Boot into Safe Mode and run sfc \scannow.
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    "geoff8282" <geoff8282@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:6877ECF6-0C17-4B5D-97D4-C4BE657150D5@xxxxxx

    > On start up my laptop dispaly the desktop error message:
    > Could not load or run '""' specified in the registry. Make sure the file
    > exists on your computer or remove the reference to it in the registry.
    > This makes no sense to me at all. Can anyone help please?
    > --
    > Geoff

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Bob Guest

    Re: Could not load or run '""' specified in registry


    oops that's sfc /scannow not sfc \scannow.

    "Bob" <nowhere@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > Boot into Safe Mode and run sfc \scannow.
    > -------
    > *Report back, please*
    > [When responding to posts, please include the post(s) you are replying to
    > so that others may learn and benefit from the issue]
    >
    > [How to ask a question]
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
    > http://dts-l.net/goodpost.htm
    > http://oakroadsystems.com/genl/unice.htm
    >
    > "geoff8282" <geoff8282@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:6877ECF6-0C17-4B5D-97D4-C4BE657150D5@xxxxxx

    >> On start up my laptop dispaly the desktop error message:
    >> Could not load or run '""' specified in the registry. Make sure the file
    >> exists on your computer or remove the reference to it in the registry.
    >> This makes no sense to me at all. Can anyone help please?
    >> --
    >> Geoff
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Rick Rogers Guest

    Re: Could not load or run '""' specified in registry

    Hi Geoff,

    A dead registry entry. Run regedit from the start/search line, expand the
    keys to reach these branches (one at a time):

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    Click on the "run" key, then look in the right pane for an entry that loads
    "" and delete it.

    --
    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
    My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com

    "geoff8282" <geoff8282@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:6877ECF6-0C17-4B5D-97D4-C4BE657150D5@xxxxxx

    > On start up my laptop dispaly the desktop error message:
    > Could not load or run '""' specified in the registry. Make sure the file
    > exists on your computer or remove the reference to it in the registry.
    > This makes no sense to me at all. Can anyone help please?
    > --
    > Geoff

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Justbob30 Guest

    Re: Could not load or run '""' specified in registry

    Try this: go to this M/S website & download "autoruns"

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s.../bb963902.aspx

    install it, go to the "boot execute" tab and see it """ is listed there, if
    so, uncheck, reboot & see if it goes away.

    "geoff8282" <geoff8282@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:6877ECF6-0C17-4B5D-97D4-C4BE657150D5@xxxxxx

    > On start up my laptop dispaly the desktop error message:
    > Could not load or run '""' specified in the registry. Make sure the file
    > exists on your computer or remove the reference to it in the registry.
    > This makes no sense to me at all. Can anyone help please?
    > --
    > Geoff

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Justbob30 Guest

    Re: Could not load or run '""' specified in registry

    Oh yeah, don't forget to right click & run as administrator

    "Justbob30" <NoThank@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:F8F2ED3A-487B-4340-8986-4C2B55B24DF5@xxxxxx

    > Try this: go to this M/S website & download "autoruns"
    >
    > http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s.../bb963902.aspx
    >
    > install it, go to the "boot execute" tab and see it """ is listed there,
    > if so, uncheck, reboot & see if it goes away.
    >
    > "geoff8282" <geoff8282@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:6877ECF6-0C17-4B5D-97D4-C4BE657150D5@xxxxxx

    >> On start up my laptop dispaly the desktop error message:
    >> Could not load or run '""' specified in the registry. Make sure the file
    >> exists on your computer or remove the reference to it in the registry.
    >> This makes no sense to me at all. Can anyone help please?
    >> --
    >> Geoff
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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