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

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geoff8282

#1
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?
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Geoff
 

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#2
Boot into Safe Mode and run sfc \scannow.
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"geoff8282" <geoff8282@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> 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 Computer

#3
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
>
 

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Rick Rogers

#4
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.

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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 Computer

J

Justbob30

#5
Try this: go to this M/S website & download "autoruns"

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/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 Computer

J

Justbob30

#6
Oh yeah, don't forget to right click & run as administrator

"Justbob30" <NoThank@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> Try this: go to this M/S website & download "autoruns"
>
> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/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
>
 

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