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Setup- But what?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Mikey, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. Mikey

    Mikey Flightless Bird

    The last several times I've booted, after XP Pro starts, a dialog box flashes by. It
    goes so quickly I can't read anything except "Setup".

    Can anyone suggest a way to determine what this is?

    Thanks, Mike
     
  2. Shenan Stanley

    Shenan Stanley Flightless Bird

    Mikey wrote:
    > The last several times I've booted, after XP Pro starts, a dialog
    > box flashes by. It goes so quickly I can't read anything except
    > "Setup".
    > Can anyone suggest a way to determine what this is?
    >
    > Thanks, Mike


    Get a list of what starts up when you startup the computer/logon.

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    Shenan Stanley
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  3. Don Phillipson

    Don Phillipson Flightless Bird

    "Mikey" <nf4l@pobox.com> wrote in message
    news:i465t5$hi2$1@news.eternal-september.org...

    > The last several times I've booted, after XP Pro starts, a dialog box

    flashes by. It
    > goes so quickly I can't read anything except "Setup".


    What happens when you key PAUSE?
    (Duration of boot menus, if this is what you have, is set
    in C:/BOOT.INI by these next two lines
    [boot loader]
    timeout=30
    (which means 30 seconds on screen.)

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    Don Phillipson
    Carlsbad Springs
    (Ottawa, Canada)
     
  4. Paul

    Paul Flightless Bird

    Mikey wrote:
    > The last several times I've booted, after XP Pro starts, a dialog box
    > flashes by. It goes so quickly I can't read anything except "Setup".
    >
    > Can anyone suggest a way to determine what this is?
    >
    > Thanks, Mike


    Try Autoruns. It lists a lot of different sources of things
    that run automatically at startup. For example, I have a mixer
    panel from an old sound card, that shouldn't be loading, and
    by using the tick box next to that entry ("mixer.exe"), I can
    turn it off.

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

    Paul
     
  5. Mikey

    Mikey Flightless Bird

    On 8/14/2010 10:09 AM, Shenan Stanley wrote:
    > Mikey wrote:
    >> The last several times I've booted, after XP Pro starts, a dialog
    >> box flashes by. It goes so quickly I can't read anything except
    >> "Setup".
    >> Can anyone suggest a way to determine what this is?
    >>
    >> Thanks, Mike

    >
    > Get a list of what starts up when you startup the computer/logon.
    >


    I drove thru the entries in AutorunS, and nothing leapt out at me.
    Glad to see you here. I wasn't sure anybody would survive the MS group shutdown. ;-o
     
  6. Mikey

    Mikey Flightless Bird

    On 8/14/2010 12:42 PM, Don Phillipson wrote:
    > "Mikey"<nf4l@pobox.com> wrote in message
    > news:i465t5$hi2$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >
    >> The last several times I've booted, after XP Pro starts, a dialog box

    > flashes by. It
    >> goes so quickly I can't read anything except "Setup".

    >
    > What happens when you key PAUSE?
    > (Duration of boot menus, if this is what you have, is set
    > in C:/BOOT.INI by these next two lines
    > [boot loader]
    > timeout=30
    > (which means 30 seconds on screen.)
    >


    Pause has no effect. I'm talking about somewhere after my AV starts, and the network
    is active, so it's well after the desktop is painted.
     
  7. Mikey

    Mikey Flightless Bird

    On 8/14/2010 1:05 PM, Paul wrote:
    > Mikey wrote:
    >> The last several times I've booted, after XP Pro starts, a dialog box flashes by.
    >> It goes so quickly I can't read anything except "Setup".
    >>
    >> Can anyone suggest a way to determine what this is?
    >>
    >> Thanks, Mike

    >
    > Try Autoruns. It lists a lot of different sources of things
    > that run automatically at startup. For example, I have a mixer
    > panel from an old sound card, that shouldn't be loading, and
    > by using the tick box next to that entry ("mixer.exe"), I can
    > turn it off.
    >
    > http://technet.microsoft.com/en-ca/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx
    >
    > Paul


    Yeah, I looked at AutorunS. Nothing looked out of whack there.
     

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