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Apoint.exe hangs on shutdown

Working with a Dell Latitude 810 XP Pro SP3.

Apoint.exe keeps hanging on shutdown - and I have to manually end program every time I shut down.

The apoint.exe is for the Alps touchpad that the laptop uses.

So far:

I have downloaded and installed the most recent driver
I have uninstalled the adapter and let it reinstall on startup
I have checked how many instances are running (1)
And how many times startup(msconfig)  is trying to load it (1).

But it still hangs... suggestions welcome
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I would go in Add or Remove programs and uninstall it. You don't need it.
It's true, you don't need it.

If you can't uninstall it you can go to Start Menu -> Run -> type msconfig.exe and press Enter. Then go to Tab "startup" and uncheck it.
Maybe it is installed as a service, so you can also lookup for it in Services tab. Click in "Hide All Microsoft Services" to make it easier to find it in the list (if there is any service), then click OK.

If it asks if you want to restart you may answer "no".
Next time you start windows it may say "you are using selective startup...", just check "don't bother me".

Hope it helps.
Tomster2Author Commented:
I took the cautious approach and just disabled it in MS config.

After reboot, I tried to use the button mouse and it bluescreened, but restarted itself.

After that it behaved through several reboots and button mouse and touch pad usage.

Splitting the points as dnwx provided additional helpful information.

Do either of you know what this program is "supposed" to do?
glad you solved it =).

I don't know exactly what it is for.

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