How to stop Paint from opening automatically and from getting the message "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\-check.bmp was not found
Posted on 2005-03-09
A co-worker in my office used has a Dell notebook computer that had Windows 98 installed on it at the factory. He used a Windows 2000 Reinstall disk to try to upgrade the computer to Windows 2000. I believe that the Reinstall disk is not a reformatting disk but I might be wrong about that. Anyway, the computer runs but whenever it is turned on, a untitled paint file opens up and then a msgbox pops up with the message: "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\-check.bmp was not found". I believe this has something to do with Windows 98 having a FAT file system and Windows 2000 having an NTFS. Any idea how to stop Paint from opening up automatically and from getting that message? I tried just deleting any Paint files completely but they seem to regenerate whenever I turn the computer on. My co-worker does not have a reformat disk. All he has is the Windows 2000 Reinstall disk I mentioned above which he has from a different computer.