Strange Message

August 24, 2009 at 07:24:04
Specs: Windows Vista
Hi, I need some help with a strange message that keeps appearing. I downloaded Yahoo Messenger which I have now uninstalled and since installing itI keep getting a strange message in a box that says "could not access network location %appdata%\. Also I tried opening I tunes and it says the same even after re downloading it from Apple the box comes up. I open outlook and same thing, printer same thing, driving me mad.. any ideas would be very welcome.
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#1
August 25, 2009 at 09:35:23
Try to remove the link from startup programs.

Start Run and type in MSCONFIG.

Click Startup tab and uncheck the little box of the link that refers to Yahoo Messenger.

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SuatCINI


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#2
August 25, 2009 at 10:51:46
Hi
Thanks for the advice, I did all you said and Yahoo was not under the startup tab, so I am lost.
Incidentally when I now type an address in Outlook that would have come up there are none there. Also If I rename a folder and then enter it wont keep the new name, just reverts back to new folder. Lastly when I close outlook it says some weird message. Itunes wont open and I cant uninstall it.. I am lost!
My question now is if I save all my files to an external hard drive can I rebuild it..? If so any idea how I do this? I am not a very computer literate person. It is an HP Desktop only 1 year old..
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#3
August 25, 2009 at 11:37:08
Download Autoruns from Microsoft and run it. This is a zipped file. Unzip it and then run autoruns.exe.

This will list all the programs that start with Windows, some of which are not listed in MSCONFIG/Startup tab.

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

Inspect all the items in the list and uncheck what is not wanted.

Regards

SuatCINI


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