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Windows is searching for dummy.exe

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#1 Stever2142


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Posted 30 March 2011 - 09:10 PM

For several months now I get the following error message when starting my computer:
"Windows is searching for dummy.exe. To locate it yourself, click Browse"

I am running a Dell Precision Mobile M4400 Laptop
Intel Core 2 Duo T9900 (3.06GHz, 6M L2 Cache, 1066MHz FSB)
8.0GB, DDR2-800 SDRAM, 2 DIMMS
NVIDIA Quadro FX 1700M, 512MB
64 bit OS, Windows 7 Professional

Has anyone run into this one?

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 10:42 PM

Download Autoruns for Windows: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx
No installation required.
Simply unzip Autoruns.zip file, and double click on autoruns.exe file to run the program.
Go File>Save, and save it as AutoRuns.txt file to know location.
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