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Annoying Desktop Error Messages.

by Mike7p / July 3, 2007 8:11 AM PDT

Hi there,
I have recently started getting the following 2 error messages when I click on the icons on my desktop.

Error 1:
Windows cannot find c:\path\filename??. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the Start button, and then click Search.

Error 2:
General Failure. The URL was: ?URL????.? The system cannot find the file specified.

Even though the messages both say that the target cannot be found, the web page or document opens as normal. I don?t even have to click on the OK button to open the target.
I can?t think of any settings that have been altered that may have caused this to suddenly start happening.

Incidentally these errors have started to appear on both of my machines, i.e. Desktop and Laptop.

Does anybody else have this problem, or know a way that I can stop these messages appearing as they are very annoying?


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If you downloaded..
by jackintucson / July 3, 2007 8:22 AM PDT

any software or files recently and am using them on both computers then I'd suspect malware has made it's way on to your computers. Time to run your anti-malware programs. Reboot and see if the problem still exists.

and life goes on...


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(NT) Thanks but already tried that without success.
by Mike7p / July 3, 2007 5:42 PM PDT
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Go to the site below and try
by retired / July 4, 2007 12:22 AM PDT
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Thanks Retired. I took
by Mike7p / July 5, 2007 8:58 AM PDT

your advice but that hasn't worked either. Looks like I'm not going to get to the bottom of this one easily.
I'll keep looking though. I'm not one who gives up without a fight!
Regards Mike.

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by tomron / July 5, 2007 9:42 AM PDT
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Note: If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem....

Which browser?

Which OS?

Which e-mail program,this may be connected to OE,LINK


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Maybe Someone put that on your comps
by Doomrayz / July 5, 2007 11:49 AM PDT

I've seen free software online that does that, so check and make sure you dont have anything like that on your comp. Look at "All Programs > Start Up" and see if there is anything there. Search everywhere else to. If none of that works then Windows probably has an error or you have a virus.

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(NT) Hi Doomrayz, What exactly should I be searching for?
by Mike7p / July 5, 2007 5:46 PM PDT
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