A few thoughts,
I feel that it is always a good idea to rule out malware as a possible cause. If you haven't done so, update and run a full scan with your current AV software and then supplement it with a free Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
scan. The "Quick" scan should be adequate.
Following up on noknojon's
lead, there are a few references to printers being installed before this message appears so it would make sense to uninstall
the printer as a test. There was one post where the command message was eliminated by updating the printer driver; therefore, make sure that you have the latest XP drivers/software for your printer by going to the printer manufacturer's web site before you re-install.
If the above fails to solve the problem, there were additional suggestions to look for the "cmd.exe" start-up item and if present, delete/disable it. One way to do that is as follows:
Download Windows Sysinternals AutoRuns.zip
to your Desktop. This is a portable application; not installed.
- Extract the file and double click autoruns.exe to start the program.
- Slowly arrow down looking for the "error reference" (C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe). If you find it, uncheck the entry.
- By unchecking the entry, it is not deleted. It just won't load with Windows at start-up.
- The entry may be rechecked if needed, left unchecked, or permanently deleted by highlighting and clicking the red "X" on the top menu.
Edited by Artrooks, 01 April 2012 - 10:11 AM.