When I start my computer before windows starts I get the following screen:
Windows cannot find the device file System.ini refers to the divice no longer exists. If you deleted this on purpose try uninstalling try uninstalling the asscociated application using uninstall or setup. If you still want to use this device reinstall application asscociated with this device file.
Then I get the same thing over again with a different file.
Then again with a diff. file
Then windows will start up. Also there is a folder on the desktop that has no name, when I try to open it the only options I get are.
I have uninstalled this program (Norton System Works2000) I tried to reinstall but it will only install part of the program. Then it tells me to uninstall and start again.
Can anyone please advise me on this, just let me say tho I have grandchildren that know more about computers than I do. I have found out that the folder I mentioned is a system folder, but I still can't open it. I sure hope someone can help me with this. Thanks in advance to any and all who respond
In the right pane of each of these keys you will see the programs that load at startup.
If you recognize the above files or see anything regarding Norton System Works, delete it.
It might be a good idea to back up your Registry first. When you have Regedit open, choose Registry>Export Registry and save it as "backup" to your desktop. This way if anything gets "messed up" you can just double click on this file to restore your previous registry.
Let's get these messages out of the way and then we can work on the stubborn icon.
You should now be at the C:\Windows\Desktop> prompt.
Now type DIR
You will see a list of files that are all shortcuts located on your desktop. They will end in a .lnk extension. See if you can spot the darn thing and if you can, simply type delete (space) and then the full file name.
now there is 3 of those folders with no name. 1 on the desktop and the other two are in the My Computer folder geez. Think I am gonna give up for tonite and check back here in the am. Many thanks Plansdowne, if you have any further suggestions please post them and I will try them in the morning.