Thank you for the fast response!
Fortunately, you and me both had the same theory and it turned out to be true.
While I can't for the life of me remember what program I had uninstalled, I decided to use CCleaner's registry cleaner tool and it picked up an old startup entry. After fixing that and restarting, I can gladly say the error message doesn't show up. I should add CCleaner didn't say what the name of the entry was, just that it was unused.
Something that STILL concerns me though is how long the log on period actually takes, usually when I enter my password and continue to log on, it's almost instant since the only two programs I have that starts is my anti-virus (which is currently Avira AntiVir Personal) and Windows Live Messenger. But right now It is actually just hanging at the log in screen for a few moments.
I realize this really points how how impatient I am
but I'm also wondering what is causing that.
Even though I had already told you what I run at start-up, I still ran the script in hopes you can find whats causing the longer log in time. I can't think of why Avira or Windows Live would suddenly bog me down like this.////////RunKeys 1.0\\\\\\\\
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3 (2009-9-12 16:22)
"MSMSGS"= C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe [2008-04-13 17:12|1695232|(Microsoft Corporation)]
"avgnt"= C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avgnt.exe [2009-03-02 13:08|209153|(Avira GmbH)]
"MSConfig"= C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe [2008-04-13 17:12|169984|(Microsoft Corporation)]
Again, Thanks. And sorry for any confusion as I took my own steps rather then waiting ( another sample of my impatience towards my computer.
If necessary, let me know if the topic name should change since the problem has changed.
Edited by 1uP-, 12 September 2009 - 06:26 PM.