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Something is popping up about every 15 minutes asking what program I want to use to open this file (I am sure everyone has seen this before). The file is simply "C:\Program". Can't tell where it is coming from or what is causing it. Where do I start looking?
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by:Edward Pamias
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After bootup hit the windows key and the R key type msconfig. On the general tab, uncheck load startup items, reboot and see if the error goes away.
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by:John Hurst
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Is there any error in Reliability History? I always look there to see.

In Control Panel, Default Programs, Associate a File type, can you associate the extension to a particular program.

The file is simply "C:\Program".   I have not seen this before. Is there another piece to the message?
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by:LockDown32
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Disabling all startup items and services did not work. I have seen this before. It is trying to open something (maybe even a program) at C:\Program Files\Something\Something and it somehow got truncated to C:\Program.

Since it is recurring wouldn't it be maybe in tasks?
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Edward Pamias earned 2000 total points
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Could be. Did you have something opening automatically prior to the upgrade? Check the tasks or anything else that may want to open something.
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by:John Hurst
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Also try (as you already have tried other times) SFC and DISM on this machine.
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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I would look in scheduled tasks, You might want to download sysinterals autoruns and check things out. MSCONFIG no longer has the startup options those now are in task manager.
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by:pgm554
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Have you looked for any stray programs in the registry?
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa376977(v=vs.85).aspx
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