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Windows 7: Problem starting C:\etc


22 Aug 2012   #1

 
Problem starting C:\etc

I keep getting this message and don't have a clue where the problem lies. i've searched and found similar, but not identical to this. The attachment says it all.



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22 Aug 2012   #2
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Work through these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 to establish a Clean boot, resolve repeat errors in the logs, use System Resources to find solutions to problems. Run the System File Checker.
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22 Aug 2012   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AllanP View Post
I keep getting this message and don't have a clue where the problem lies. i've searched and found similar, but not identical to this. The attachment says it all.
Happens with all shortcuts on desktop?
When running an exe file in windows explorer?
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22 Aug 2012   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AllanP View Post
I keep getting this message and don't have a clue where the problem lies. i've searched and found similar, but not identical to this. The attachment says it all.
Normally you get a picture like:

But yours stated: "C\Program"! Most likely somewhere in registry is:
C:\Program Files\somefolder\somedll.dll
but it must be
"C:\Program Files\somefolder\somedll.dll"

or "%ProgramFiles%\somefolder\somedll.dll"

Somewhere double quotes are missing! If no double quotes.... a space is treated like a separator.
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22 Aug 2012   #5

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AllanP View Post
I keep getting this message and don't have a clue where the problem lies. i've searched and found similar, but not identical to this. The attachment says it all.
Normally you get a picture like:

But yours stated: "C\Program"! Most likely somewhere in registry is:
C:\Program Files\somefolder\somedll.dll
but it must be
"C:\Program Files\somefolder\somedll.dll"

or "%ProgramFiles%\somefolder\somedll.dll"

Somewhere double quotes are missing! If no double quotes.... a space is treated like a separator.
That's what confused me. If it had an address following the "Program" part, I could hunt it down, but with this I don't know where to start.
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23 Aug 2012   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AllanP View Post
I keep getting this message and don't have a clue where the problem lies. i've searched and found similar, but not identical to this. The attachment says it all.
Happens with all shortcuts on desktop?
When running an exe file in windows explorer?
Please tell me in which case it happens
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Aug 2012   #7

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AllanP View Post
I keep getting this message and don't have a clue where the problem lies. i've searched and found similar, but not identical to this. The attachment says it all.
Happens with all shortcuts on desktop?
When running an exe file in windows explorer?
Please tell me in which case it happens
I'll try and watch for it next time. There really doesn't seem to be any rhyme nor reason; the indicated message just appears. While I haven't noted the exact frequency; I believe it to be maybe two or three times a week.

Thanks, Allan
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24 Aug 2012   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AllanP View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Happens with all shortcuts on desktop?
When running an exe file in windows explorer?
Please tell me in which case it happens
I'll try and watch for it next time. There really doesn't seem to be any rhyme nor reason; the indicated message just appears. While I haven't noted the exact frequency; I believe it to be maybe two or three times a week.

Thanks, Allan
So not on boot? So noot just after logon? It looks as it's somewhat random? Every friday, every 20 hours after logon... find a logic!
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25 Aug 2012   #9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AllanP View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Please tell me in which case it happens
I'll try and watch for it next time. There really doesn't seem to be any rhyme nor reason; the indicated message just appears. While I haven't noted the exact frequency; I believe it to be maybe two or three times a week.

Thanks, Allan
So not on boot? So noot just after logon? It looks as it's somewhat random? Every friday, every 20 hours after logon... find a logic!
The latest: It happens on my PC also. I rebooted the PC to Windows 7 (normally on Linux) and got "error.jpg". I sent it to my laptop and saved in temp folder. I then opened up Windows Explorer to check on the file and I got "error2.jpg". So I'll include the attachments: error from PC and error2 from lappy.


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25 Aug 2012   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

What Troubleshooting Steps have you completed yet?

Have you run Malwarebytes and SFC, established a Clean Boot?

Might as well get started because it's not going to fix itself.
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