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#1 Dahoe

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Posted 10 June 2005 - 04:10 AM

Hi there,
i'm having serious problems with this pc, when it boots up just before the desktop appears an orange screen with the words "Find a Game" in red pops up and the screen freezes, about all i can access is task manager(ctrl/alt/delete).
I've booted up in safe mode and installed spywareblaster, adaware and spybot, ran scans and deleted anything that was there.
I also ran a full scan with an updated Norton Anti Virus and nothing there.
I think this is one of those logo screens that pop up during start up, it may well be left there from some game that was uninstalled, is there any way to disable or remove them?
Any help is is much appreciated....

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Posted 10 June 2005 - 07:19 AM

Restart the machine in safe mode, goto "Start", "run" and type in "msconfig" and press enter. (Without " qoutes)
look under the "startup" and "services" tab for anything related to "Find a Game"
untick it and restart.
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Posted 10 June 2005 - 08:27 AM

I tried that but i can account for everything in startup and nearly everything in services is Microsoft bar a couple from symantec and veritas....

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Posted 10 June 2005 - 12:29 PM

I suggest you post a HijackThis log for examination.

Read the pinned post in the HijackThis forum, here
Please read, and follow, all directions carefully.

Then, run a log, and post it in the HJT forum, at this link. Do not, fix anything, yet.
A member, of the HJT Team, will help you out.
It may take a while to get a response, because the HJT Team are very busy. Please, be patient, these people are volunteers. They will help you out, as soon as possible.

NOTE:
Once you have made the post, please, DO NOT make another post in the HJT forum, until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. The first thing they look for, when looking for logs to reply to, is 0 replies. If you make another post, there will be 1 reply. The team member, glancing over the replies, might assume someone is already helping you out, and will not respond. So, just make your post, and let it sit there, until a team member responds. This way you will be taken care of, in the most timely manner.
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