Did you manage to check 'Add or Remove Programs'
to see if there are any programs that you may have installed when the problem started? Are there any unrecognised programs present?
I have been researching on your problem and many people seem to be complaining about it... and offering various suggestions... but I saw two which are closely related: one is talking about 'Windows System/Safety alert' and the other, 'WINDOWS WARNING'.
I don't know if you have the same problem but try and see if either of these 'programs' are installed...
>>> When you boot or when the computer reboots press Ctrl+Alt+Del
--> Task Manager
--> go to Processes
tab --> end task
>>> Close the Task Manager i.e. by clicking the 'X' in the top right corner
>>> Press the Windows Logo Key
(usually near the Ctrl & Alt buttons, bottom left
) + R
--> type appwiz.cpl
--> press ENTER --> This should open 'Add or Remove Programs' --> Scroll down and see whether any of these 'programs' (Windows System/Safety Alert (which does not belong to Microsoft Corp
) and/or WINDOWS WARNING) are present --> If so click unistall programs...
Remove 'Windows System/Safety Alerts' that DOES NOT
belong to Microsoft Corp.
If it tells you that the computer needs to be rebooted before the uninstallation and you must close all open applications, DO NOT
click the close button on that window.
Hit the X in the corner of the control panel and wait for the computer to restart. See if this solves the Windows Explorer errors.
If not, try the next step:
--> Task Manager
--> On the bottom right, click New Task
--> type C:\
--> using your arrow keys scroll down to C:\Program Files
and press ENTER --> In the new Window, scroll down and on the left hand side select Control Panel
--> select Programs and Features
--> right down at the bottom of the page, look for 'WINDOWS WARNING' --> select it and click Unistall
If it says you have to reboot to unistall, select NO
and click 'unistall using recommended action'. Does it solve the error messages?Please note
: I have summarised/adapted the two instructions above from elsewhere and I'm not sure if the instructions/wordings above can be applied word for word. And since I don't have Vista installed, I haven't been able to test the above steps... Let me know if you have any problems.
Edited by Juha, 04 May 2008 - 11:47 AM.