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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Hubert Rétif, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. Hubert Rétif

    Hubert Rétif Flightless Bird

    Hello,
    If you look for "There is a file or folder on your computer called
    "C:/Program"..." in Google, you will find a lot of user complaining on a
    File
    called "Program" that suddendly appears on C:/.

    One of the most interesting thread that I found is that one:
    http://www.intelliot.com/blog/2004/05/file-name-warning/

    I recently have experienced it myself by a user who has used one of my
    Installation Kit. After searching a long time, I finally discover that
    something was wrong in this Kit (no quotes around "Program Files" in a .bat
    command file). I have corrected it but the problem is not resolved (only on
    that PC, on others it works fine).
    Worst, even if I deinstall all (and I am sure that all is removed), the
    problem still remains.

    Does someone know which process is involved here and could describe it? So
    that I could understand what I should look for...

    Thanks. Hubert
     
  2. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "Hubert Rétif" <retifhubert@remove.this.intergga.ch> said this in news item
    news:-Otom#9zqKHA.3800@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Hello,
    > If you look for "There is a file or folder on your computer called
    > "C:/Program"..." in Google, you will find a lot of user complaining on a
    > File
    > called "Program" that suddendly appears on C:/.
    >
    > One of the most interesting thread that I found is that one:
    > http://www.intelliot.com/blog/2004/05/file-name-warning/
    >
    > I recently have experienced it myself by a user who has used one of my
    > Installation Kit. After searching a long time, I finally discover that
    > something was wrong in this Kit (no quotes around "Program Files" in a
    > .bat command file). I have corrected it but the problem is not resolved
    > (only on that PC, on others it works fine).
    > Worst, even if I deinstall all (and I am sure that all is removed), the
    > problem still remains.
    >
    > Does someone know which process is involved here and could describe it? So
    > that I could understand what I should look for...
    >
    > Thanks. Hubert


    You need to tell us under what conditions the message pops up. It is usually
    caused by missing double quotes (as you already found out) or by an
    incorrect registry key type (REG_SZ instead of REG_EXPAND_SZ).
     
  3. Hubert Rétif

    Hubert Rétif Flightless Bird

    "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
    news:EE8E43AE-B2BB-4FAB-9799-4C267BBC7563@microsoft.com...
    >
    >
    > "Hubert Rétif" <retifhubert@remove.this.intergga.ch> said this in news
    > item news:-Otom#9zqKHA.3800@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >> Hello,
    >> If you look for "There is a file or folder on your computer called
    >> "C:/Program"..." in Google, you will find a lot of user complaining on a
    >> File
    >> called "Program" that suddendly appears on C:/.
    >>
    >> One of the most interesting thread that I found is that one:
    >> http://www.intelliot.com/blog/2004/05/file-name-warning/
    >>
    >> I recently have experienced it myself by a user who has used one of my
    >> Installation Kit. After searching a long time, I finally discover that
    >> something was wrong in this Kit (no quotes around "Program Files" in a
    >> .bat command file). I have corrected it but the problem is not resolved
    >> (only on that PC, on others it works fine).
    >> Worst, even if I deinstall all (and I am sure that all is removed), the
    >> problem still remains.
    >>
    >> Does someone know which process is involved here and could describe it?
    >> So that I could understand what I should look for...
    >>
    >> Thanks. Hubert

    >
    > You need to tell us under what conditions the message pops up. It is
    > usually caused by missing double quotes (as you already found out) or by
    > an incorrect registry key type (REG_SZ instead of REG_EXPAND_SZ).

    Thanks for your answer and I could imagine that something is wrong in the
    registry. I should only know where...
    The detailed story:
    1. Installation of Postgresql with InnoSetup where InnoSetup was not
    correctly used by calling this .bat file:
    msiexec /i "postgresql-8.2-int.msi" /qr INTERNALLAUNCH=1 DOSERVICE=1
    DOINITDB=1 PERMITREMOTE=1 CREATESERVICEUSER=1 SERVICEDOMAIN="%COMPUTERNAME%"
    SERVICEACCOUNT="postgresInetcar" SERVICEPASSWORD="xxxx" SUPERUSER="xxxx"
    SUPERPASSWORD="xxxx" LOCALE=C ENCODING=LATIN1 LISTENPORT=5432 PL_PGSQL=1
    ADDLOCAL=server,psql,pgadmin,pgoledb BASEDIR="%ProgramFiles%\PostgreSQL"
    2. Deinstallation of all: Problem still there
    3. Correction of InnoSetup with:
    [Run]
    Filename: msiexec.exe; Parameters: "/i ""{app}\postgresql-8.2-int.msi"" /qr
    INTERNALLAUNCH=1 DOSERVICE=1 DOINITDB=1 PERMITREMOTE=1 CREATESERVICEUSER=1
    SERVICEDOMAIN={computername} SERVICEACCOUNT=""postgresInetcar""
    SERVICEPASSWORD=""xxxx"" SUPERUSER=""xxxx"" SUPERPASSWORD=""xxxx"" LOCALE=C
    ENCODING=LATIN1 LISTENPORT=5432 PL_PGSQL=1
    ADDLOCAL=server,psql,pgadmin,pgoledb BASEDIR=""{pf}\PostgreSQL""";
    WorkingDir: {app}
    4. Reinstallation of Postgresql: Problem still there
    5. Deinstallation of Postgresql: Problem still there
    Having a look in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE | SOFTWARE | PostgreSQL | Installations,
    there are some keys with Path values where Programme (on my own PC) can be
    found.

    I supposed that on the machine where the problem is, Program File in these
    Paths values produces the error message (?).
    If I right understand you, I would have the choice:
    1. change type to REG_EXPAND_SZ
    2. or simplier, deinstall all, remove in registry the whole PostgreSQL Key
    and reinstall
     
  4. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "Hubert Rétif" <retifhubert@remove.this.intergga.ch> said this in news item
    news:eeDnZe7qKHA.6064@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >
    > If I right understand you, I would have the choice:
    > 1. change type to REG_EXPAND_SZ
    > 2. or simplier, deinstall all, remove in registry the whole PostgreSQL Key
    > and reinstall
    >


    I would go for Option 2. Alternatively, you could use System Restore to
    reset Windows to a point before your problems became apparent.
     
  5. Hubert Rétif

    Hubert Rétif Flightless Bird

    "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
    news:B4592A6E-1323-4E35-9C52-2D81930F45C9@microsoft.com...
    >
    >
    > "Hubert Rétif" <retifhubert@remove.this.intergga.ch> said this in news
    > item news:eeDnZe7qKHA.6064@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>
    >> If I right understand you, I would have the choice:
    >> 1. change type to REG_EXPAND_SZ
    >> 2. or simplier, deinstall all, remove in registry the whole PostgreSQL
    >> Key and reinstall
    >>

    >
    > I would go for Option 2. Alternatively, you could use System Restore to
    > reset Windows to a point before your problems became apparent.

    Also a good idea. Thanks a lot for your advices and have a nice w.e.
     
  6. Hubert Rétif

    Hubert Rétif Flightless Bird

    "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
    news:B4592A6E-1323-4E35-9C52-2D81930F45C9@microsoft.com...
    >
    >
    > "Hubert Rétif" <retifhubert@remove.this.intergga.ch> said this in news
    > item news:eeDnZe7qKHA.6064@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>
    >> If I right understand you, I would have the choice:
    >> 1. change type to REG_EXPAND_SZ
    >> 2. or simplier, deinstall all, remove in registry the whole PostgreSQL
    >> Key and reinstall
    >>

    >
    > I would go for Option 2. Alternatively, you could use System Restore to
    > reset Windows to a point before your problems became apparent.

    I had just now the opportunity to have a look to the problem PC and I first
    deinstall again Postgres. Then looking in the registry, I did not find any
    Postgres keys (confirmation of well working deinstallation...). This is what
    I can't understand: no services, no entry in registry but nevertheless this
    "Program" file is produced by next boot and the containing of this file is
    either nothing or something to do with Postgres (dump of the D8). This is
    rather confusing for me...

    I have ask the user to restore the system to date before the first
    installation of Postgres and will get a feedback soon
     
  7. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    On Feb 13, 6:00 am, "Hubert Rétif"
    <retifhub...@remove.this.intergga.ch> wrote:
    > "Pegasus [MVP]" <n...@microsoft.com> schrieb im Newsbeitragnews:B4592A6E-1323-4E35-9C52-2D81930F45C9@microsoft.com...
    >
    > > "Hubert Rétif" <retifhub...@remove.this.intergga.ch> said this in news
    > > itemnews:eeDnZe7qKHA.6064@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...

    >
    > >> If I right understand you, I would have the choice:
    > >> 1. change type to REG_EXPAND_SZ
    > >> 2. or simplier, deinstall all, remove in registry the whole PostgreSQL
    > >> Key and reinstall

    >
    > > I would go for Option 2. Alternatively, you could use System Restore to
    > > reset Windows to a point before your problems became apparent.

    >
    > I had just now the opportunity to have a look to the problem PC and I first
    > deinstall again Postgres. Then looking in the registry, I did not find any
    > Postgres keys (confirmation of well working deinstallation...). This is what
    > I can't understand: no services, no entry in registry but nevertheless this
    > "Program" file is produced by next boot and the containing of this file is
    > either nothing or something to do with Postgres (dump of the D8). This is
    > rather confusing for me...
    >
    > I have ask the user to restore the system to date before the first
    > installation of Postgres and will get a feedback soon


    There are many ways things to "try". If I were you, I would be tired
    of trying things by now and ready to start fixing.

    As you suspect, it sounds like you have a startup item that is missing
    a double quote.

    You could use Autoruns to find it:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx

    If you cannot figure it out, we can look at your startup items and
    help, but first we have to see your startup items. Here is one
    method:

    Download CCleaner, install it, run it, click Tools, Startup and drag
    the columns around so all the Startup items are easy to see. I like
    CCleaner for this since it shows more information in a bigger display
    and has other useful functions. You can uninstall it later if you
    don't use it.

    Get CCleaner here:

    http://www.ccleaner.com/

    If you spot the afflicted Startup item, you can delete it from the
    Startup list with CCleaner if you want. If you want to fix it and
    don't know how, we will need to see it to tell you what to do.

    If you are not sure, make a screenshot of your Startup items and post
    it back here.

    When you are done, you should have a screenshot similar to this:

    http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/6969/ccleanerstartup.jpg

    As you can see, I have zero startup items on my system, but you have
    some and one of them is a problem.

    Take a screenshot of what you see and upload the screenshot to one of
    several free picture hosting WWW sites.

    When you are done, we will be able to see what you are seeing.

    To create and post a screenshot:

    Press the Print Scrn button on your keyboard to copy your entire
    screen to the Windows clipboard.

    Press Alt Print Scrn to copy just the active window to the Windows
    clipboard.

    Open MS Paint:

    Start, Program Accessories, Paint

    When Paint opens, press CTRL-V to paste the clipboard, save the new
    Paint file to your desktop or someplace you can remember. JPG files
    take up less hard disk space than BMP files and just as readable.

    Make as many screenshots as you need. Practice makes perfect. Be
    careful your screenshot does not contain any personal information.
    Practice viewing your images before you upload them to be sure they
    are okay.

    Some sites (not here) will let you attach a file directly to your
    post. If the site has some kind of attachment/upload function it is
    usually easiest just to use it.

    If there is no such function in your message board to upload files,
    then use a free third party image hosting WWW site.

    Create a free account on some free picture hosting web site. You can
    always remove your account later if you want. Here are some free
    image hosting sites:

    http://www.imageshack.us/
    http://photobucket.com/

    Using your free account, upload your screenshot(s) (the JPG or BMP
    files) to the site and it will return to you a URL web address (a
    Direct Link) for your new image(s) which you can paste the Direct Link
    in a message post, email, etc.

    When you are done, what you post for others to use should look
    something like these:

    http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/6428/taskmanagerr.jpg
    http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/6969/ccleanerstartup.jpg

    Post that Direct Link web address back here in your response and we
    can click on the link address and see your screenshot. Post as many
    as you need - the sites are free.
     
  8. Hubert Rétif

    Hubert Rétif Flightless Bird

    "Jose" <jose_ease@yahoo.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
    news:5ff87414-8e7c-4814-bfb3-1ff2ed662574@15g2000yqi.googlegroups.com...
    On Feb 13, 6:00 am, "Hubert Rétif"
    <retifhub...@remove.this.intergga.ch> wrote:
    > "Pegasus [MVP]" <n...@microsoft.com> schrieb im
    > Newsbeitragnews:B4592A6E-1323-4E35-9C52-2D81930F45C9@microsoft.com...
    >
    > > "Hubert Rétif" <retifhub...@remove.this.intergga.ch> said this in news
    > > itemnews:eeDnZe7qKHA.6064@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...

    >
    > >> If I right understand you, I would have the choice:
    > >> 1. change type to REG_EXPAND_SZ
    > >> 2. or simplier, deinstall all, remove in registry the whole PostgreSQL
    > >> Key and reinstall

    >
    > > I would go for Option 2. Alternatively, you could use System Restore to
    > > reset Windows to a point before your problems became apparent.

    >
    > I had just now the opportunity to have a look to the problem PC and I
    > first
    > deinstall again Postgres. Then looking in the registry, I did not find any
    > Postgres keys (confirmation of well working deinstallation...). This is
    > what
    > I can't understand: no services, no entry in registry but nevertheless
    > this
    > "Program" file is produced by next boot and the containing of this file is
    > either nothing or something to do with Postgres (dump of the D8). This is
    > rather confusing for me...
    >
    > I have ask the user to restore the system to date before the first
    > installation of Postgres and will get a feedback soon


    There are many ways things to "try". If I were you, I would be tired
    of trying things by now and ready to start fixing.

    As you suspect, it sounds like you have a startup item that is missing
    a double quote.

    You could use Autoruns to find it:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx

    If you cannot figure it out, we can look at your startup items and
    help, but first we have to see your startup items. Here is one
    method:

    Download CCleaner, install it, run it, click Tools, Startup and drag
    the columns around so all the Startup items are easy to see. I like
    CCleaner for this since it shows more information in a bigger display
    and has other useful functions. You can uninstall it later if you
    don't use it.

    Get CCleaner here:

    http://www.ccleaner.com/

    If you spot the afflicted Startup item, you can delete it from the
    Startup list with CCleaner if you want. If you want to fix it and
    don't know how, we will need to see it to tell you what to do.

    If you are not sure, make a screenshot of your Startup items and post
    it back here.

    When you are done, you should have a screenshot similar to this:

    http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/6969/ccleanerstartup.jpg

    As you can see, I have zero startup items on my system, but you have
    some and one of them is a problem.

    Take a screenshot of what you see and upload the screenshot to one of
    several free picture hosting WWW sites.

    When you are done, we will be able to see what you are seeing.

    To create and post a screenshot:

    Press the Print Scrn button on your keyboard to copy your entire
    screen to the Windows clipboard.

    Press Alt Print Scrn to copy just the active window to the Windows
    clipboard.

    Open MS Paint:

    Start, Program Accessories, Paint

    When Paint opens, press CTRL-V to paste the clipboard, save the new
    Paint file to your desktop or someplace you can remember. JPG files
    take up less hard disk space than BMP files and just as readable.

    Make as many screenshots as you need. Practice makes perfect. Be
    careful your screenshot does not contain any personal information.
    Practice viewing your images before you upload them to be sure they
    are okay.

    Some sites (not here) will let you attach a file directly to your
    post. If the site has some kind of attachment/upload function it is
    usually easiest just to use it.

    If there is no such function in your message board to upload files,
    then use a free third party image hosting WWW site.

    Create a free account on some free picture hosting web site. You can
    always remove your account later if you want. Here are some free
    image hosting sites:

    http://www.imageshack.us/
    http://photobucket.com/

    Using your free account, upload your screenshot(s) (the JPG or BMP
    files) to the site and it will return to you a URL web address (a
    Direct Link) for your new image(s) which you can paste the Direct Link
    in a message post, email, etc.

    When you are done, what you post for others to use should look
    something like these:

    http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/6428/taskmanagerr.jpg
    http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/6969/ccleanerstartup.jpg

    Post that Direct Link web address back here in your response and we
    can click on the link address and see your screenshot. Post as many
    as you need - the sites are free.

    -----------------
    Thanks a lot Jose for this very detailed advice. I will study and try it. It
    could take a couple of days before I come back to you again.
     
  9. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    On Feb 13, 3:20 pm, "Hubert Rétif"
    <retifhub...@remove.this.intergga.ch> wrote:
    > "Jose" <jose_e...@yahoo.com> schrieb im Newsbeitragnews:5ff87414-8e7c-4814-bfb3-1ff2ed662574@15g2000yqi.googlegroups.com...
    > On Feb 13, 6:00 am, "Hubert Rétif"
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > <retifhub...@remove.this.intergga.ch> wrote:
    > > "Pegasus [MVP]" <n...@microsoft.com> schrieb im
    > > Newsbeitragnews:B4592A6E-1323-4E35-9C52-2D81930F45C9@microsoft.com...

    >
    > > > "Hubert Rétif" <retifhub...@remove.this.intergga.ch> said this in news
    > > > itemnews:eeDnZe7qKHA.6064@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...

    >
    > > >> If I right understand you, I would have the choice:
    > > >> 1. change type to REG_EXPAND_SZ
    > > >> 2. or simplier, deinstall all, remove in registry the whole PostgreSQL
    > > >> Key and reinstall

    >
    > > > I would go for Option 2. Alternatively, you could use System Restore to
    > > > reset Windows to a point before your problems became apparent.

    >
    > > I had just now the opportunity to have a look to the problem PC and I
    > > first
    > > deinstall again Postgres. Then looking in the registry, I did not find any
    > > Postgres keys (confirmation of well working deinstallation...). This is
    > > what
    > > I can't understand: no services, no entry in registry but nevertheless
    > > this
    > > "Program" file is produced by next boot and the containing of this fileis
    > > either nothing or something to do with Postgres (dump of the D8). This is
    > > rather confusing for me...

    >
    > > I have ask the user to restore the system to date before the first
    > > installation of Postgres and will get a feedback soon

    >
    > There are many ways things to "try".  If I were you, I would be tired
    > of trying things by now and ready to start fixing.
    >
    > As you suspect, it sounds like you have a startup item that is missing
    > a double quote.
    >
    > You could use Autoruns to find it:
    >
    > http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx
    >
    > If you cannot figure it out, we can look at your startup items and
    > help, but first we have to see your startup items.  Here is one
    > method:
    >
    > Download CCleaner, install it, run it, click Tools, Startup and drag
    > the columns around so all the Startup items are easy to see.   I like
    > CCleaner for this since it shows more information in a bigger display
    > and has other useful functions.  You can uninstall it later if you
    > don't use it.
    >
    > Get CCleaner here:
    >
    > http://www.ccleaner.com/
    >
    > If you spot the afflicted Startup item, you can delete it from the
    > Startup list with CCleaner if you want.  If you want to fix it and
    > don't know how, we will need to see it to tell you what to do.
    >
    > If you are not sure, make a screenshot of your Startup items and post
    > it back here.
    >
    > When you are done, you should have a screenshot similar to this:
    >
    > http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/6969/ccleanerstartup.jpg
    >
    > As you can see, I have zero startup items on my system, but you have
    > some and one of them is a problem.
    >
    > Take a screenshot of what you see and upload the screenshot to one of
    > several free picture hosting WWW sites.
    >
    > When you are done, we will be able to see what you are seeing.
    >
    > To create and post a screenshot:
    >
    > Press the Print Scrn button on your keyboard to copy your entire
    > screen to the Windows clipboard.
    >
    > Press Alt Print Scrn to copy just the active window to the Windows
    > clipboard.
    >
    > Open MS Paint:
    >
    > Start, Program Accessories, Paint
    >
    > When Paint opens, press CTRL-V to paste the clipboard, save the new
    > Paint file to your desktop or someplace you can remember.  JPG files
    > take up less hard disk space than BMP files and just as readable.
    >
    > Make as many screenshots as you need.  Practice makes perfect.  Be
    > careful your screenshot does not contain any personal information.
    > Practice viewing your images before you upload them to be sure they
    > are okay.
    >
    > Some sites (not here) will let you attach a file directly to your
    > post.  If the site has some kind of attachment/upload function it is
    > usually easiest just to use it.
    >
    > If there is no such function in your message board to upload files,
    > then use a free third party image hosting WWW site.
    >
    > Create a free account on some free picture hosting web site.  You can
    > always remove your account later if you want.  Here are some free
    > image hosting sites:
    >
    > http://www.imageshack.us/http://photobucket.com/
    >
    > Using your free account, upload your screenshot(s) (the JPG or BMP
    > files) to the site and it will return to you a URL web address (a
    > Direct Link) for your new image(s) which you can paste the Direct Link
    > in a message post, email, etc.
    >
    > When you are done, what you post for others to use should look
    > something like these:
    >
    > http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/...imageshack.us/img100/6969/ccleanerstartup.jpg
    >
    > Post that Direct Link web address back here in your response and we
    > can click on the link address and see your screenshot.  Post as many
    > as you need - the sites are free.
    >
    > -----------------
    > Thanks a lot Jose for this very detailed advice. I will study and try it.It
    > could take a couple of days before I come back to you again.


    You'll get it figured out!
     
  10. Hubert Rétif

    Hubert Rétif Flightless Bird

    "Jose" <jose_ease@yahoo.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
    news:3150b939-d677-42ee-a367-06cf1cdedec8@j31g2000yqa.googlegroups.com...
    On Feb 13, 3:20 pm, "Hubert Rétif"
    <retifhub...@remove.this.intergga.ch> wrote:
    > "Jose" <jose_e...@yahoo.com> schrieb im
    > Newsbeitragnews:5ff87414-8e7c-4814-bfb3-1ff2ed662574@15g2000yqi.googlegroups.com...
    > On Feb 13, 6:00 am, "Hubert Rétif"
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > <retifhub...@remove.this.intergga.ch> wrote:
    > > "Pegasus [MVP]" <n...@microsoft.com> schrieb im
    > > Newsbeitragnews:B4592A6E-1323-4E35-9C52-2D81930F45C9@microsoft.com...

    >
    > > > "Hubert Rétif" <retifhub...@remove.this.intergga.ch> said this in news
    > > > itemnews:eeDnZe7qKHA.6064@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...

    >
    > > >> If I right understand you, I would have the choice:
    > > >> 1. change type to REG_EXPAND_SZ
    > > >> 2. or simplier, deinstall all, remove in registry the whole
    > > >> PostgreSQL
    > > >> Key and reinstall

    >
    > > > I would go for Option 2. Alternatively, you could use System Restore
    > > > to
    > > > reset Windows to a point before your problems became apparent.

    >
    > > I had just now the opportunity to have a look to the problem PC and I
    > > first
    > > deinstall again Postgres. Then looking in the registry, I did not find
    > > any
    > > Postgres keys (confirmation of well working deinstallation...). This is
    > > what
    > > I can't understand: no services, no entry in registry but nevertheless
    > > this
    > > "Program" file is produced by next boot and the containing of this file
    > > is
    > > either nothing or something to do with Postgres (dump of the D8). This
    > > is
    > > rather confusing for me...

    >
    > > I have ask the user to restore the system to date before the first
    > > installation of Postgres and will get a feedback soon

    >
    > There are many ways things to "try". If I were you, I would be tired
    > of trying things by now and ready to start fixing.
    >
    > As you suspect, it sounds like you have a startup item that is missing
    > a double quote.
    >
    > You could use Autoruns to find it:
    >
    > http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx
    >
    > If you cannot figure it out, we can look at your startup items and
    > help, but first we have to see your startup items. Here is one
    > method:
    >
    > Download CCleaner, install it, run it, click Tools, Startup and drag
    > the columns around so all the Startup items are easy to see. I like
    > CCleaner for this since it shows more information in a bigger display
    > and has other useful functions. You can uninstall it later if you
    > don't use it.
    >
    > Get CCleaner here:
    >
    > http://www.ccleaner.com/
    >
    > If you spot the afflicted Startup item, you can delete it from the
    > Startup list with CCleaner if you want. If you want to fix it and
    > don't know how, we will need to see it to tell you what to do.
    >
    > If you are not sure, make a screenshot of your Startup items and post
    > it back here.
    >
    > When you are done, you should have a screenshot similar to this:
    >
    > http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/6969/ccleanerstartup.jpg
    >
    > As you can see, I have zero startup items on my system, but you have
    > some and one of them is a problem.
    >
    > Take a screenshot of what you see and upload the screenshot to one of
    > several free picture hosting WWW sites.
    >
    > When you are done, we will be able to see what you are seeing.
    >
    > To create and post a screenshot:
    >
    > Press the Print Scrn button on your keyboard to copy your entire
    > screen to the Windows clipboard.
    >
    > Press Alt Print Scrn to copy just the active window to the Windows
    > clipboard.
    >
    > Open MS Paint:
    >
    > Start, Program Accessories, Paint
    >
    > When Paint opens, press CTRL-V to paste the clipboard, save the new
    > Paint file to your desktop or someplace you can remember. JPG files
    > take up less hard disk space than BMP files and just as readable.
    >
    > Make as many screenshots as you need. Practice makes perfect. Be
    > careful your screenshot does not contain any personal information.
    > Practice viewing your images before you upload them to be sure they
    > are okay.
    >
    > Some sites (not here) will let you attach a file directly to your
    > post. If the site has some kind of attachment/upload function it is
    > usually easiest just to use it.
    >
    > If there is no such function in your message board to upload files,
    > then use a free third party image hosting WWW site.
    >
    > Create a free account on some free picture hosting web site. You can
    > always remove your account later if you want. Here are some free
    > image hosting sites:
    >
    > http://www.imageshack.us/http://photobucket.com/
    >
    > Using your free account, upload your screenshot(s) (the JPG or BMP
    > files) to the site and it will return to you a URL web address (a
    > Direct Link) for your new image(s) which you can paste the Direct Link
    > in a message post, email, etc.
    >
    > When you are done, what you post for others to use should look
    > something like these:
    >
    > http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/...imageshack.us/img100/6969/ccleanerstartup.jpg
    >
    > Post that Direct Link web address back here in your response and we
    > can click on the link address and see your screenshot. Post as many
    > as you need - the sites are free.
    >
    > -----------------
    > Thanks a lot Jose for this very detailed advice. I will study and try it.
    > It
    > could take a couple of days before I come back to you again.


    You'll get it figured out!

    ------------------

    Just as Feedback: on this PC it was a kind of mess and as I had to analyze
    remotely ist was not so easy to do it correctly.

    The application has called a .bat file, with parameters and one of them
    contained "Program Files". On most PC this was working fine but on that one,
    this was the reason that first this "C:/Program" was created and also that
    the connection to a DB by next PC Start was no more working (still not
    understand the relationship). Anyway, as I have already given too much time
    for this, I have simply removed this part of the application which was in
    fact useless...

    The win of this story is that I have got some interesting information from
    you. Thanks again!
     
  11. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    On Feb 16, 2:25 pm, "Hubert Rétif"
    <retifhub...@remove.this.intergga.ch> wrote:
    > "Jose" <jose_e...@yahoo.com> schrieb im Newsbeitragnews:3150b939-d677-42ee-a367-06cf1cdedec8@j31g2000yqa.googlegroups.com...
    > On Feb 13, 3:20 pm, "Hubert Rétif"
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > <retifhub...@remove.this.intergga.ch> wrote:
    > > "Jose" <jose_e...@yahoo.com> schrieb im
    > > Newsbeitragnews:5ff87414-8e7c-4814-bfb3-1ff2ed662574@15g2000yqi.googlegroups.com...
    > > On Feb 13, 6:00 am, "Hubert Rétif"

    >
    > > <retifhub...@remove.this.intergga.ch> wrote:
    > > > "Pegasus [MVP]" <n...@microsoft.com> schrieb im
    > > > Newsbeitragnews:B4592A6E-1323-4E35-9C52-2D81930F45C9@microsoft.com...

    >
    > > > > "Hubert Rétif" <retifhub...@remove.this.intergga.ch> said this innews
    > > > > itemnews:eeDnZe7qKHA.6064@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...

    >
    > > > >> If I right understand you, I would have the choice:
    > > > >> 1. change type to REG_EXPAND_SZ
    > > > >> 2. or simplier, deinstall all, remove in registry the whole
    > > > >> PostgreSQL
    > > > >> Key and reinstall

    >
    > > > > I would go for Option 2. Alternatively, you could use System Restore
    > > > > to
    > > > > reset Windows to a point before your problems became apparent.

    >
    > > > I had just now the opportunity to have a look to the problem PC and I
    > > > first
    > > > deinstall again Postgres. Then looking in the registry, I did not find
    > > > any
    > > > Postgres keys (confirmation of well working deinstallation...). This is
    > > > what
    > > > I can't understand: no services, no entry in registry but nevertheless
    > > > this
    > > > "Program" file is produced by next boot and the containing of this file
    > > > is
    > > > either nothing or something to do with Postgres (dump of the D8). This
    > > > is
    > > > rather confusing for me...

    >
    > > > I have ask the user to restore the system to date before the first
    > > > installation of Postgres and will get a feedback soon

    >
    > > There are many ways things to "try". If I were you, I would be tired
    > > of trying things by now and ready to start fixing.

    >
    > > As you suspect, it sounds like you have a startup item that is missing
    > > a double quote.

    >
    > > You could use Autoruns to find it:

    >
    > >http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx

    >
    > > If you cannot figure it out, we can look at your startup items and
    > > help, but first we have to see your startup items. Here is one
    > > method:

    >
    > > Download CCleaner, install it, run it, click Tools, Startup and drag
    > > the columns around so all the Startup items are easy to see. I like
    > > CCleaner for this since it shows more information in a bigger display
    > > and has other useful functions. You can uninstall it later if you
    > > don't use it.

    >
    > > Get CCleaner here:

    >
    > >http://www.ccleaner.com/

    >
    > > If you spot the afflicted Startup item, you can delete it from the
    > > Startup list with CCleaner if you want. If you want to fix it and
    > > don't know how, we will need to see it to tell you what to do.

    >
    > > If you are not sure, make a screenshot of your Startup items and post
    > > it back here.

    >
    > > When you are done, you should have a screenshot similar to this:

    >
    > >http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/6969/ccleanerstartup.jpg

    >
    > > As you can see, I have zero startup items on my system, but you have
    > > some and one of them is a problem.

    >
    > > Take a screenshot of what you see and upload the screenshot to one of
    > > several free picture hosting WWW sites.

    >
    > > When you are done, we will be able to see what you are seeing.

    >
    > > To create and post a screenshot:

    >
    > > Press the Print Scrn button on your keyboard to copy your entire
    > > screen to the Windows clipboard.

    >
    > > Press Alt Print Scrn to copy just the active window to the Windows
    > > clipboard.

    >
    > > Open MS Paint:

    >
    > > Start, Program Accessories, Paint

    >
    > > When Paint opens, press CTRL-V to paste the clipboard, save the new
    > > Paint file to your desktop or someplace you can remember. JPG files
    > > take up less hard disk space than BMP files and just as readable.

    >
    > > Make as many screenshots as you need. Practice makes perfect. Be
    > > careful your screenshot does not contain any personal information.
    > > Practice viewing your images before you upload them to be sure they
    > > are okay.

    >
    > > Some sites (not here) will let you attach a file directly to your
    > > post. If the site has some kind of attachment/upload function it is
    > > usually easiest just to use it.

    >
    > > If there is no such function in your message board to upload files,
    > > then use a free third party image hosting WWW site.

    >
    > > Create a free account on some free picture hosting web site. You can
    > > always remove your account later if you want. Here are some free
    > > image hosting sites:

    >
    > >http://www.imageshack.us/http://photobucket.com/

    >
    > > Using your free account, upload your screenshot(s) (the JPG or BMP
    > > files) to the site and it will return to you a URL web address (a
    > > Direct Link) for your new image(s) which you can paste the Direct Link
    > > in a message post, email, etc.

    >
    > > When you are done, what you post for others to use should look
    > > something like these:

    >
    > >http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/6428/taskmanagerr.jpghttp://img100...

    >
    > > Post that Direct Link web address back here in your response and we
    > > can click on the link address and see your screenshot. Post as many
    > > as you need - the sites are free.

    >
    > > -----------------
    > > Thanks a lot Jose for this very detailed advice. I will study and try it.
    > > It
    > > could take a couple of days before I come back to you again.

    >
    > You'll get it figured out!
    >
    > ------------------
    >
    > Just as Feedback: on this PC it was a kind of mess and as I had to analyze
    > remotely ist was not so easy to do it correctly.
    >
    > The application has called a .bat file, with parameters and one of them
    > contained "Program Files". On most PC this was working fine but on that one,
    > this was the reason that first this "C:/Program" was created and also that
    > the connection to a DB by next PC Start was no more working (still not
    > understand the relationship). Anyway, as I have already given too much time
    > for this, I have simply removed this part of the application which was in
    > fact useless...
    >
    > The win of this story is that I have got some interesting information from
    > you. Thanks again!


    Okay- there are folks here that are good with batch files, so if you
    want to post up your batch file for some suggestions of analysis,
    somebody can probably help you out.
     

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