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windows installer at start up

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When I start up my XP Home machine, the Windows Installer runs for a couple of minutes (in 4 or 5 successive instances) apparently trying to install something. Then it goes away and everything runs as it should.

This is annoying -- it doesn't seem to do any harm other than slow down the start up, but I would like to get rid of it.

I think I have the latest updates of Windows, IE 6, etc. and I have looked as closely as I know how at the processes that run when Windows starts up, but I can't find anything that would cause this.

I have run Hijack This and examined the report; I even pasted it into the Hijack This Analyzer, and there doesn't seem to be anything out of the ordinary.

Any help would be appreciated.



removing 2 programs from the startups in msconfig did the trick (they were: instalshield update manager & adobe acrobate speed launcher)

Edited by roscoeb, 25 March 2006 - 05:21 PM.

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