It is quite possible that the batch file that is run automatically from your
motherboard driver CD fails to clean up properly after it has finished.
Unfortunately, the name of an application can sometimes have no resemblance
to the name of the process it refers to, so finding it can at times be
tricky. When you next start your computer, bring up the Task Manager using
Ctrl, Shift and Esc. In the applications tab, you should find this
application listed. Right click on it and select 'Go To Process' in the menu
that appears. Make a note of the name that is highlighted. Close the Task
Manager. Next, open the registry editor from the Programs Menu (type regedit
into the search box). Open the keys
sure that you make a backup of each of these keys by selecting 'File' and
then 'Export' in the sub menu that appears. Give the files a suitable name.
If you make a mistake in the next part, you can then reverse the process by
merging these files into the registry by clicking on them. In the data that
appears, look for the name that you noted earlier. When you see it, right
click on it and select 'Delete'. Close the registry editor. When you restart
your machine, the application should no longer automatically launch.
"Bob Horton" wrote:
> I have just built a new machine (Asus MB, Intel Quad Core Processor, 2 GB
> 800 MHz Ram, NVIDIA 8600 GT 500 MB video, 1 TB SATA HDD) with Vista Ultimate
> installed. Everything went OK with the install, except for this: The MB
> came with a CD containing various drivers, launched with an autorun program.
> I used the disk to install the drivers. Now, every time I boot the machine
> I get a dialog box asking me to insert the (ASUS Utility) disk and press
> enter. I can do that and obviously the CD will launch. If I click through,
> I get the opening window of the utility program, with the same dialog box
> asking me to insert the disk. I can click through once more and the screen
> clears. My problem is I can't find what is causing this to happen. The
> program is not being launched through the start-up list that you can view
> with msconfig, it is not in the start list for any user on the machine, it
> is not a scheduled task, and according to a utility program that I bought,
> it is not in a "run" or "run once" area in the registry. There doesn't
> appear to be anything in the BIOS that would cause this. I can find no
> reference to this on the ASUS site (which is horrendous, IMHO) nor through
> Google searches of the web or newsgroups. I have cross-posted this to three
> different Vista groups (if this violates normal etiquette here, I apologize.
> Although this doesn't impact the performance of the machine, it sure is
> annoying. TIA for any thoughts out there!
> Bob Horton