svchost.exe window appears on my desktop some mornings

I leave my computer on overnight, and some mornings when I come in I see a console window, svchost.exe as the title and "File not found" in the window.

I looked in process explorer to see if I couldn't find out what process this was and it's related to the command "C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntvdm.exe" -f -i1

Does someone know what I can do to stop this from occurring every few days?
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raterusAsked:
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Jeff PerkinsOwnerCommented:
ntvdm is tied to old dos based or 16 bit programs.  what sort of o/s are you running?
what sort of virus scanner?
what sort of spyware stoppers?
what screen saver?
Any dos based programs or really old win95 programs on your system?
If not, then have yoiu checked the system for malware/spyware lately?
You might need to run a registry cleaner like ccleaner.  Just make sure to backup the registry before using it.  
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raterusAuthor Commented:
I figured out the issue.  I had some scheduled tasks (like to defrag my hard drive), and one of the paths were messed up.  When it started up, it couldn't find the file, and so in the morning I got the error.
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Jeff PerkinsOwnerCommented:
No objection, just glad the asker got it working!
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