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Error messages on startup

Posted on 2000-05-16
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I removed some drives and software from my computer and now I get a string of error messages on startup.  They say that "the drive or network connection that the shortcut xxxxx.lnk refers to is not available."  Where are these located so I can get rid of them?  I searched the registry, win.ini and system.ini and can't find the culprits.

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dukey01 earned 50 total points
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I'd do a start/find/files or folders/*.lnk to find these .lnk files. The thing is .lnk refers to shortcuts like desktop icons. You can run msconfig and go to advanced to see what is running at startup. Also look in the startup file to see what's in there. Also if this machine was on a network and had drive mappings then it may have been configured to reestablish those connections at startup. Look in control panel/network/configuration/Client for Microsoft Networks/properties. Make sure that Quick Logon is selected instead of re-establishing network connections.  
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by:hewittg
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KAyton,
Go to
start
settings
taskbar
remove
startup folder

see what is in the startup and anything that relates to that link
remove.

Hope it helps.

Glenn
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by:kayton
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I already deleted everything in startup folder and did a search on the links and guess where they were hiding... C:\windows\Cursors!  THanks.
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