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Windows Vista company pc just updated after 8 months of sitting idle. Coming up with the following popup error window upon logon to network.

Popup window title "wxWidgets"
Error: Module "wxIdleWakeUpModule" initialization failed
Error: Initialization failed in post init, aborting

We do not use this library here at our company. I have never heard of it until I got this message today. I did find some references to it after searching the Internet, including www.wxWidgets.org and Wiki, but no solutions.  I cannot find reference to it in the Registry or in the files and it is not installed on the machine. The person who previously used the pc left the company 8 months ago.

How can I get rid of this error message?  
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Most likely there's still a reference to it in some startup routine called by the registry, or something in the Startup program group; since, as you note, the program itself is not installed, the reference in the startup routine isn't finding it, and is throwing the error.

Suggest you go here:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902

and download (free) program called "autoruns".

("autorunsc" does the same thing, but through a command line interface; autoruns is easier to use and understand.)

Run "autoruns," and choose the "everything" tab.  this will provide a comprehensive list of everything that's trying to run at startup.  UNcheck the box for wxwidgets (or anything that seems to be related to it), and the error should go away.
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Thanks for your help, akahan.  I did install and run autoruns and it proved to be a neat little utility, however, there was no mention of wxWidgets or anything remotely resembling it.  

So I still need a resolution.
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I had gotten autoruns and I ran it and found about 7 references to the "LastPass" program (which is something we used for awhile), and unchecked them all.  Even though there were no obvious pointers to wxwidgets, after I restarted the pc, the error message no longer came up. After looking up LastPass on the internet, I found a reference to wxWidgets on their website.  

So Thank You so much!
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