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When booting up my Presario with W98V2, I get the following error message: Can't find "stars.exe". After cancelling out the next message is the same but only for the desktop. Help!
Mike Armstrong

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by TheChas In reply to Stars.exe

Some program that was on your system set itself to run at startup. If it is a program that you want, you need to re-install the program, or point the shortcut to the correct folder.

First check in the StartUp folder of the Programs Menu. If theprogram is there, you can right click on it and either delete it to get rid of it, or click on prefferences to correct the target folder.

If it is not there, go to start / run and type in msconfig in the run box.

Click on the startup tab, and disable the stars program.

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by Ann777 In reply to Stars.exe

Since you are using Win98, you might also want to check WIN.INI for "load=stars.exe" near the top and if it exists there, replace it with "load=" (without the quotes).

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by Art C In reply to Stars.exe

Mike,

Go to Start>Run and type in: MSCONFIG

Click OK. This will bring up the System Configuration Utility.

Under the GENERAL TAB, select Selective Startup and make sure that all the boxes under in are checked.

Now click the STARTUP tab and see if stars.exe is listed.

If it is, by simply unchecking the box in front of it, you'll stop Win98 from trying to load it at startup.

The window will also show you where windows is getting the instruction to run this file.

If you are comfortable with registry editing you can go in and delete the key value. But be careful!

Simply unchecking the box will stop it from trying to load and that's all you relly want to do!

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