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Windows 7: Desktop 'Error' pop up

18 Feb 2012   #1

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Desktop 'Error' pop up

I am constantly getting a pop up message that simply says 'Error' on my desktop.

A screenshot is attached.

Can any explain this please?

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19 Feb 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Welcome to Seven Forum denis06. Does this only happen on the desktop, with no programs open? I see an icon on your taskbar a red circle with PC in it, is that an open program? Is it always open when this error occurs? If the error is predictable, you can try booting to safe mode to see if it occurs there. If not, I'd try a clean boot to see if the problem is being caused by a program.

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19 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hi Denis06

That's very little info.
The cause may come from many programs.
When I see this, I also think immediately of a VBScript
which is easy to write (Could also be a joke that someone has played on you)

If I would place a VBScript in your startup folder, which looks like below,
you would get a similar error on a random basis.
If you would execute this script, it would not stop until you would terminate wscript.exe in Task Manager,
and/or delete the script and reboot your PC.

max = 100000 'we use 1 minute and 40 seconds as a limit on which the script will randomly start
min = 1000 'the script will start after 1 second and randomly start the Error within 1 minute and 40 seconds
'as you will understand these numbers are customizable
WScript.Sleep (Int((max-min+1)*Rnd+min))
MsgBox "", 48 + 4096, "Error"
Do you know when you saw this error the first time ?

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