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"The parameter is incorrect". How do I fix this problem? T

by shadow-43 / January 17, 2014 11:15 PM PST

When I try to open software, I get the error message, "The parameter is incorrect." How do I fix this problem? I am unable to run any program that could possibly correct registry errors. Thank you for any help that you might give!

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Clarification Request
how to fix incorrect parameter
by hazbell007 / June 18, 2015 4:53 PM PDT

unable to start print spooler telling me the parameter is incorrect. how can i solve that?

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(NT) Look out below. They found it was a virus.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 18, 2015 4:58 PM PDT

All Answers

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This does not sound like a registry errror.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 17, 2014 11:57 PM PST

I've seen this on older Windows 95 apps but we know that was going away and that was the sign.

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Desktop icon is no longer working
by ansh0867 / January 26, 2014 6:22 PM PST

It may be occurs when desktop icon is no longer working. Delete the current desktop icon and either open the program using the Start menu or create a new icon on the desktop.

If it does not solve your problem then re-install the software.

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tried EasyCleaner?
by James Denison / January 27, 2014 2:57 AM PST

can "regedit" open at the Run prompt?

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so, what's causing it?
by James Denison / January 27, 2014 3:03 AM PST

Possible suggestion;

Something you previously had installed and removed, but not completely. Check in the Add/Remove or I think W7 uses "Software...." something for the same purpose, see if there's something listed there which you thought had been uninstalled.

Some malware that installed badly, or was only partly removed, trying to start itself and hitting an error since part is missing.

Use "msconfig" at the Run prompt, uncheck anything suspicious and reboot.

Use taskmanager (ctrl-alt-delete) and kill processes one by one and maybe find the offender. Research each one by google and find which one isn't necessary.

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Virus discovered
by shadow-43 / January 27, 2014 6:48 AM PST

Thanks for all of the replies! The problem was a virus. Once it was removed, the problem was eliminated. Evidently my virus detector missed the virus.

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which virus?
by jdh98467 / November 1, 2015 6:56 AM PST
In reply to: Virus discovered

What virus was found?
What AV program did you use to find it?

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Tried This?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / November 2, 2015 11:11 AM PST
In reply to: which virus?
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