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cli.exe error message

On start up I am getting an error message: cli.exe -Commone Language Runtime Debugging Services Application has generated an exception that could not be handled,
Process id=0xxd8(216), Thread id=0xec(236).

Click Ok to terminate the application
Click Cancel to debug the application

can anyone please tell me what I need to do to sort this out?  Thanks
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robinbernett
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bright12Commented:
This error is shown after the Windows Logo is displayed? Or if you had started a program.

You can try to find this in the services that will be started during starting windows. If find disable this service and see if the problem is gone and you don't have any problems with the rest of your programs.
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robinbernettAuthor Commented:
Yes, it shows after start up.  Before opening any programs.

Not sure how to find it in services - could you direct me please?
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bright12Commented:
How to start msconfig read the article in this link:

http://netsquirrel.com/msconfig/msconfig_xp.html

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flubbsterCommented:
This is part of the ATI Catalyst Control Center. Are you using an ATI video card? Did you recently update the driver or control center?
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robinbernettAuthor Commented:
flubbster

I have recently installed/updated
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=17851

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/netframework/aa569263
I don't know whether that has anything at all to do with the problem
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flubbsterCommented:
Could be. The catalyst driver needs net framework to work. Try uninstalling the latest update you just did for net framework and test.
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robinbernettAuthor Commented:
I have removed the net framework update, and am still getting the same problem.
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bright12Commented:
Maybe be a re-install of the latest net framework will help.
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robinbernettAuthor Commented:
I have reinstalled net framework latest - still have the problem
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flubbsterCommented:
You can try one of two things I guess.

Completely uninstall .net and reboot and test.
Remove the catalyst control center, OR go to start>run
type in msconfig
Click on startup
Look for the catalyst control center. Hopefully it is obvious.
reboot and test.

The first option should generate a different error if it is the problem
The second should eliminate the error completely. You can then try installing the control center again from the website.
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robinbernettAuthor Commented:
flubbster

I couldn't find the catalyst control center, but I have disabled
start up item cli                " C:Program Files\ATI technologies\ati.ace\CLI.EXE" runtime -Delay
Location:SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows|CurrentVersion\Run
and that has got rid of the error message.

I don't know the implications of disabling this item to computer performance?
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flubbsterCommented:
It shouldn't affect performance at all, as far as I know. For the average user, it is not even needed. It is used to tweak colors and such and give you expanded control over the video card. If all you ever do is change resolutions, colors and themes, you shouldn't even miss it.

That being said, you can try downloading the latest version from ati and see what happens, or just forget about it.
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robinbernettAuthor Commented:
If it's getting rid of something I don't need, this has been a very useful exercise.  Thank you very much for your expertise, time and patience.

Robin
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flubbsterCommented:
You are very welcome Robin.

If you are happy, you can close the question and assign points as you see fit.

Take care.
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