hdreg error message

  dracula 12:39 30 Mar 05
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when computer starts to load up I get this message:-
Run-time error '53':File not found

Is this a) important
b) correctable
c) what the **** is hdreg and error no 53

  Yoda Knight 13:12 30 Mar 05

It would help you posted the complete error message, exactly as it appears.
Is HDREG the file that it is missing ?

  dracula 13:36 30 Mar 05

Reply to Yoda Knight
That is the whole message.
hdreg is the heading on the small box that opens up

  Yoda Knight 13:49 30 Mar 05

ok

  Yoda Knight 13:56 30 Mar 05

run msconfig, check what loads at startup. Is there anything that shouldnt be there ? Remnants from a deleted program etc ?

Also check in the autoexec.bat and config.sys files (if you have them), and check that the files stated exist in the paths stated

  Yoda Knight 13:59 30 Mar 05

Run regedit and navigate to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run (or variants of Run)

and again check for anything strange or out of date

  dracula 21:40 30 Mar 05

Reply to Yoda Knight
Ran msconfig and noticed this entry:-
Item:-HDREGAPP
Command:- C:\APPS\HREG\HDREGAPP.EXE_r
Location:- Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

I disabled from startup and on next reboot the error message did not appear.
Any ideas what this is?

  aca 12:06 25 Jan 06

I have got exactly the same and stopping at start up stopped the error.

Will this cause any ongoing difficulties using the pc if this removed from start up.

  aca 12:12 25 Jan 06

just found that this is HP registration monitoring "spyware" advice on how to get rid of appreaciated. Would HijackThis do the trick simply?

  aca 15:48 25 Jan 06

sorry having a conversation with myself..

but hijackthis has worked

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