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Unwanted magnifier startup option

By f-178765 ·
How does a person get rid of an unwanted magnifier startup option? I am running Windows 2000 Professional with 512mb of ram and a 40mb hard drive. After a period of normal operation, my Windows 2000 operating system started displaying the magnifier options on its own at bootup. To get rid of the option I merely have to click the exit button, but I don't use the magnifier and the unwanted option delays my time in doing other work and activities on the computer.

I don't recall making anychanges to the Operating System before this problem occurred.
I don't get on here too often so please e-mail me a response.

Ray
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by DKlippert In reply to Unwanted magnifier startu ...

Check Control Panel> Accessibility Options

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by f-178765 In reply to Unwanted magnifier startu ...

Unfortunately your suggestion did not resolve the problem. I reviewed the selected options in the accessibility area of the Control Panel and nothing was checked except for "play sound when turning a feature on" and "give textual message and sound when turning a feature on or off".
I went ahead and unselected both of these options and the problem continues to happen.

I suspect that the problem is a simple registry problem, but I am not sure what needs to be changed in the registry. Theproblem is only at bootup when the windows desktop is first displayed on the screen.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Unwanted magnifier startu ...

well, it does sound like an accessibility option is one and maybe the registry is screwed up also. easy thing to try is to go ahead and install the accessibility options then uninstall them. logged in as local administrator. also visit windowsupdates.microsoft.com and put on latest service packs and critical updates...

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Unwanted magnifier startu ...

well, there is something about it in mskb:
check the registry key below
mskb article #227745
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SYMPTOMS
When you restart Windows, the Magnifier Accessibility tool may start automatically.
CAUSE
This issue can occur if you do not close the Magnifier Accessibility tool before you shut down Windows.


WORKAROUND
To work around this issue, close the Magnifier Accessibility tool before you restart Windows. To do this, follow these steps:
Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE, and then click Task Manager.
Click Magnify.exe, and then click End Task.
STATUS
This behavior is by design.
MORE INFORMATION
If the Magnify Accessibility tool is running when you shut down Windows, the Magnify.exe program name is added to the following registry key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Runonce

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by f-178765 In reply to Unwanted magnifier startu ...

I was able to resolve the problem by going into "help" in Win2k and then accessibility option and then magnifier and then deleting through there. For some reason that cleaned up the registry.

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