How do I fix this? I cleaned out some programs and this message has come since then.

Posted on 2008-10-06
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Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I am using Windows XP with Mobile Broadband.
Question by:julescat
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Are you trying to run some programm when this message appears? If yes which one?
Which  programs did you clean?
What kind of peripheral have you connected?


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This happens as Windows XP and programmes are loading on my laptop - just after the Icons have loaded. The message is in a box with the heading GPIOManager and says "GPIO setting file not exist, program exit" (sic). I did a search for GPIO files and 1 came up with 3 but the one with GPIOManager.exe-21F06D28.pf in C:\Windows\Prefetch told me to look on the Web for what could open it - I have a feeling I deleted the Prefetch Folder when going through Add/Remove Programs.  Peripherals attached are a Printer, external USB port which has a Logitech gadget for the cordless mouse & Keyboard, an external microphone, speakers and an external hard drive. The Mobile Broadband is attached to the Laptop.Thank you for your interest - I hope you can point me in the right direction to fix this.

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XP systems use the Prefetch directory which is full of .pf files  these are lists of pages to load. The file names are generated from hashing the EXE to load  whenever you load the EXE, it searches if theres a matching (exename)-(hash).pf file in the prefetch directory, and if so it loads those pages. (If it doesnt exist, it  tracks what pages it loads, create that file, and pick a handful of them to save to it.) So, deleting the Prefetch folder my not be the best thing to do. ;)
Usually XP will just re-create that data. Usually.

Anyway you can recreate it by doing the following :

1. Turn on the Task Schedule service to automatic and start it if it isnt already.

2. Open a cmd window and type or paste this:

Rundll32.exe advapi32.dll,ProcessIdleTasks

3. The folder will be rebuilt with the current apps and drivers.

Start the Registry Editor
Go to --> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Control \ Session Manager \ Memory Management \ PrefetchParameters

Double-click the EnablePrefetcher value (remember the value that EnablePrefetcher is now set to!)
dword value = EnablePrefetcher
Change the Value data to 3 to enable the prefetcher

0 = Disable,
1 = App launch prefetch
2 = Boot Prefetch
3 = Both (recommended)

Close the registry editor and reboot for effect.
Hope that helped
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Thank you for this response. I did it all but sadly the same thing came up. Any other solutions - I appreciate your time.

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savic7uk earned 2000 total points
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Did you check if the prefetch folder is in place?

If yes then check if you deleted/Uninstalled some driver/app related to a device.

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Thank you. I will do this.

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