DEP has closed Attribution Utility!

Dell / Dimension 5100...
April 17, 2009 at 02:40:54
Specs: Windows XP
Hi, I have a really annoying problem that i cannot seem to find any information on when i google it. I hope someone can help. Or suggest anything.

When i boot up the pc it boots up but no desktop icons or tool bar appears. So basically it is just the wallpaper and nothing else. Also at the same time a message shows up saying -

DEP has closed the following application - Microsoft Corp "Attribution Utility".

Now I Googled the name Attribution Utility and got nothing. I can't find out what it is, where i can find it on my system or how to remove it. It isn't listed in program files or Add/Remove Software.
I know i can allow this program to run if i allow it in DEP, but im too scared to do that incase it is a virus of some sort.

How do i find this blasted program on my system. And how do i fix this problem? :(

Note: I am able to get the desktop and explorer to apear if i go to "Task Manager" and "Run New Task" then type Explorer and click OK.


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July 4, 2009 at 00:47:41
Hi i have the same probablem i installed a couple of programs and when i go to restart my computer it will boot slow then appear and not having a desktop. i can go to task manager to . The dep is what is causing the trouble if anyone knows what to do please help.

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