"smrgdf program not found" message at start up after program uninstall

By arisj ·
Hey everyone,
I installed iolo System Mechanic 7, and after I uninstalled the program I get a blue screen(winXP)black screen(win2000) with the following message "smrgdf program not found- skipping autocheck". The computer does bootup and start and works fine, but I always get that message at startup. If I reinstall the Program I do not get the message and starts up normal. but I do not want the program. I tried to use a restore point, but computer says it was unsucessfull. I am running winXP and Win2000PRO on separate computers they both have this issue, please help on what to do. I have searched on the forum and tried some stuff but no success. Thank you

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I found this for you

by tintoman In reply to "smrgdf program not found ...

hope it helps you!
1. Uninstall the program through either Control Panel>Add remove programs or throughgoing to the program folder and selecting uninstall
2. Files will be left behind. These files should be deleted or renamed:


3. A registry entry calls these programs to run, so to clean out this Boot-time call, go to the Start button on the taskbar, select Run, and then type in Regedit, which will open up the windows registry editor.

Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager, and for the value BootExecute, if the value is (my commas) "autocheck autochk * smrgdf C:\Documents and settings\(user name here)\Application Data\iolo\ iolobtdfg C:\WINDOWS\system32" then right click on BootExecute, select to modify, and change this so it only reads as "autocheck autochk *" (don't add the "" though)

There will also likely to be the same at similar locations HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet003\Control\Session Manager and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Session Manager. Amend the BootExecute the same way.

You can then restart, and do the remainder of the removal process as described in the Iolo website article to be found at

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Thanks!, with your advice took care of the problem.

by arisj In reply to I found this for you

your reply was VERY helpful, Thank you...problem solved!.

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smrgdf program not found

by vitoatsea In reply to I found this for you


I was able to solve this problem on my laptop (XP HOME) with your valuable, easy to understand hints. Thanks!
Jean-Pierre (Marbach, Switzerland)

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