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What Does This Warning Mean?

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#1 1209312


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Posted 11 January 2006 - 12:04 PM

i keep getting this little warning. I'm running windows xp pro. what is it?

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#2 Jesse Bassett

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 12:17 PM

Try running a virus scan. Most of the errors you receive are from invalid registry entries and such. Also, do a google search for


and download their Registry Cleaner software. Do a scan on that program. It'll find errors and delete them for FREE. Chances are the issue is with the Registry.

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 12:21 PM

What precisely does the warning SAY? And when does it appear?
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Posted 23 January 2006 - 12:23 PM

This is not an actual error, hence the title "Messenger service". It is a program that is on by default (that changed in SP2) that allows you to receve messages on a network (or the internet).

To disable this annoying program, you have two options (well three really):
1. run Shoot The Messenger
2. go to Start>Run, type in "services.msc" (without the quotes), look for an entry called "Messenger", right click it and select properties. Change the "Startup type" to Disabled, click apply. Now click Stop and then OK.
3. Copy and paste this into a document called messenger.reg, save and double click it (then click ok twice), then restart:



http://grc.com/stm/shootthemessenger.htm < Shoot The Messenger

Edited by Kruncher, 23 January 2006 - 12:24 PM.

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