oh wise internets, pls can you answer my question?|
I have windows xp on my machine. Last week while on the phone with AT&T regarding my (formerly SBC/Yahoo) internet service, I tried inserting the old SBC/Yahoo install disk. It popped open a window that failed to populate (remained empty) and otherwise seemed to demonstrate a failure to work, so I tried to shut down the program and, failing that, ejected the disk.
Now every time I turn the machine on, I get a pop-up from the "SBC Yahoo! Reboot Helper" that says "Please insert your SBC Yahoo! DSL Installer CD back into the CD tray."
I can try that but I seriously doubt it will work - I expect it to just hang again. Any ideas on how to make this message go away?
|Date:||October 30th, 2007 04:12 pm (UTC)|| |
If you're comfortable with REGEDIT, the keys you need to look for are in HKLM | Software | Microsoft | Windows | Current Version | Run, RunOnce, RunOnceEx - check there and see if there's something that's obviously the Reboot Helper, and delete the key.
I would say that, plus the oft over looked "Start >> Programs >> Startup"
|Date:||October 30th, 2007 06:05 pm (UTC)|| |
True - but I'd be really surprised to see it there. I don't think I've ever seen a software install put a monitoring package there - I've seen very few packages that put anything in there, they all want to put their stuff in the Run key! That makes it more of a pain for the poor end-user to turn it off, dontchaknow.
Someone's video package - RealPlayer or Apple's QuickTime are the top two runners in my memory on this one, it might be both - checks the Run key every time you use it, to see if the companion quickstart/updater program is there. If it isn't, it adds it back in. Every time! I got so tired of it that I don't use either of them unless I'm forced to. Which means that there's a fair chunk of web video links (fewer since YouTube!) that I just don't watch.
|Date:||October 30th, 2007 07:00 pm (UTC)|| |
I've known atleast one version of Quicktime that will also re-assert itself as the default x player in your browser, even if you re-install the one you PREFER and set the option that *SHOULD* over-ride it. Had a client who wanted quicktime, but QT couldn't find the Codec to run WAVs, which is how he listened to his voicemail.
Bloody pain in my arse...
I'm the same way, I hate it when someone else using my computer puts quicktime back on there.
Any advice I would give would likely be considered profoundly unhelpful as I'd just recommend you dump XP completely. :-)
Same here. I was going to suggest a hammer and then a shopping excursion, but that's likely not too helpful either.
Click Start->Run Enter MSConfig and click OK. Go to the Startup Tab.
Locate the program that runs the SBC/Yahoo Reboot thing and remove the checkmark next to it. Then click OK.
Next time the computer boots, any de-selected program in the Startup list won't run on Windows Startup. You'll get a message that "MSConfig" has run, but there's an option in that popup to stop reminding you. After that there should be no popups.
If it's not fixed already, ask me to take a look at it Saturday morning. Please give me coffee first.
I'll be leaving early. The first workshop starts at 10:00 am.
It shouldn't be all that hard, but I may dig for a while to figure it out. But certainly not before coffee. < grin >