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TBIA - Mystery error message on startup

It takes a long time for my laptop to startup.. all of the programs take forever to load, clicking on files on my desktop - same deal, even a right-click menu takes more than a minute to appear (the first time, at least)..
I don't know if this is related in any way, but I usually get hit with a prompt that says "TBIA" and the error message "kErrorShell_NotifyIconNIM_ADD" - what!?

This appears usually after the system is shut down fully, not restarted.

any idea?
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WDonohue
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
Here is a Previously Answered Question which mentions your mystery message.  I think you need to run some anti-virus programs and anti-malware programs like SuperAntiSpyware or Malware Bytes MBAM, and then perhaps you will still need to edit the registry as explained in this question:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/Windows_Vista/Q_23713934.html
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WDonohueAuthor Commented:
That was my question. I got rid of all the .dll files my system was looking for, but this error message remains. It's not indicating any specific files at all, it just gives me that message.
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
I see -- that question was previously asked by you.. You didn't say what programs you used to get rid of the viruses, spyware, etc. Have you tried using SuperAntiSpyware (available at www.superantispyware.com) or Malware Bytes MBAM (available at www.malwarebytes.org )? You could also try the free registry cleaner ccleaner at www.ccleaner.com
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DalamsciusCommented:
My recommended method for getting rid of spyware is a combination or ComboFix and Spybot which you can get at the following links.  Run ComboFix first and then run Spybot to clean up the remnants.  I'd recomend you rename ComboFix.exe to something else when you save it because some malware prevents that specifically named EXE from running.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix

http://www.spybot.com/en/mirrors/index.html

Good Luck
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originalbiffmalibuCommented:
The first thing to do is download the tools you will need to remove any malware from the system.  I would save it to a flashdrive because there is a recent virus out there that restricts the use of your CD drive.  Here is what to download:

Combofix (bleepingcomputer.com)
Smitfraudfix (search google)
superantispyware (superantispyware.com)
spybot search and destroy (safer-networking.org)
antivir  (free-av.com)

After the first screen that identifies your PC manufacturer and specs, windows will begin to load.  Before it loads, hit the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a boot menu.  You wish to boot to safe mode with networking.  This will allow you to update some of the software.  Windows installer doesn't work in safe mode so you can only run some of the software here.  Please install/run Combofix first.  When that has completed and while still in safe mode, install spybot S&D and update it.  Also run Smitfraudfix while in safe mode.  Smitfraud also offers a DNS hijack fix on its menu, run that as well.

Once those have all run successfully, you should be able to boot into windows the regular way and install anti-vir and superantispyware.  Update and run these as well.  After that, you should be clean, if not, let me know and I'll point you to further procedures.
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WDonohueAuthor Commented:
Oh my god. What is it with programs like Norton and Spysweeper etc that they don't catch so many threats? I just started running Anti-Maleware and SUPERAntiSpyware and already they have discovered 24 different threats...
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originalbiffmalibuCommented:
The big 3, trend micro, symantec and mcafee miss a lot of malware.  That is why I don't use just one.  In a corporate environment, I use Trend micro and spysweeper corporate.  At home:  anti-vir, windows defender, SAS, spybot
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
WDonohue, how is it going?
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
If the question author doesn't come back, I'd suggest a split between all respondents...
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jwol3Commented:
WDonohue, if you come back, do you have any M-Audio devices? I'm getting a TBIA error and the only thing in common in these cases that I've seen is M-Audio...
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jwol3Commented:
This is an M-Audio Hardware issue. If you go into MSCONFIG and deactivate the M-Audio app that runs at startup in the tray the error will go away.
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