sprtcmd.exe is stopping other programs.

There is a process running called sprtcmd.exe.  This process keeps an older 16-bit program from running.   I can open the Task Manager and end the process, and then the 16-bit program starts just fine.  However, The process restarts every time the computer restarts and sometimes it just restarts on its own.  I have searched for the file, deleted it and still it starts.  I don't know this for sure, but it seems to be associated with some sort of DELL update program.  Any ideas on how to get rid of this process? Thanks.

paulfarmerIT DirectoryAsked:
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paulfarmerConnect With a Mentor IT DirectoryAuthor Commented:
I ended up just uninstalling The Dell Support Agent.  That solved the problem.  Not exactly the solution that you said, but nevertheless you definitely pointed me in the right direction.  I'll throw you some points. Thanks.

eXpeLLeD_4RM_heLLConnect With a Mentor Commented:
sprtcmd.exe is part of the dell support program. If you want to remove it, go to start -> run -> msconfig.
Click on startup and search through the list for Dell Support Agent, ensure that it is the correct file before unchecking the check box and restart your pc.
It should be removed thereafter
Hardeep_SalujaConnect With a Mentor Commented:
except startup.. check in services tab of msconfig.. that is more vital
Uncheck it from there .. and restart
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paulfarmerIT DirectoryAuthor Commented:
Two problems:
#1. When I unselect it in services, then msconfig goes into diagnostic startup or selective startup. Either way, it will not stay unselected when I Normal Startup.

#2. I cannot find the file in the services tab.


eXpeLLeD_4RM_heLLConnect With a Mentor Commented:
go to start -> run -> services.msc search for Dell Support Agent in the list, disable the startup type and stop the services
thanks my man....glad to be of help
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