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Windows XP problems and missing AutoChk.exe file

In the last few days I have experienced a number of problems:
Windows will not start up with my printer plugged in to my USB port.
The computer freezes or runs incredibly slow and with problems.
The touchpad (mouse) is either extremely slow and choppy to respond or completely non-responsive but my external USB wireless mouse works perfectly. Keyboard is non-responsive.
I have tried "running windows in the last known good working configuration" using F8 at start up. It worked well once (the first time I tried only) and I performed virus scans, spam scans, etc. Had some spyware but had Spybot delete it. Notified me that it was successful. No viruses were detected, but had a number threats that were locked in the virus vault.
Once windows is loaded I am notified that the file /systemroot/windows/system32/AutoChk.exe is missing
and when the computer is running my Spybot notifies me of a registery change:
Category: Session Manager
Change: Value Deleted
Entry: BootExecutive
Old Data: autocheck autochk *
I 'deny change' each time but that doesn't fix anything.It stopped working after my brother used the computer so it may have been accepted once.
I truthfully don't know what steps to take next to fix this mess.

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  • Vic C Nov 16, 2008

    I have an acer 3000 laptop and am having the same problems. I have reinstalled Windows XP softwareb from disks supplied with laptop, but this hasn't solved the problem ... keyboard still not working, touchpad not working, and operating system very slow/freezes up, and will not shut down properly ... also the usual icons associated with wireless connection is missing in the systray ... what gives ...??? Can anyone help ??



    Vic C.

  • kris_luinenb Nov 16, 2008

    I cannot locate any system restore points other than when the problem began. I tried the earliest date available and it still does not work. How do I restore the computer to the time it came out of the box? Any other suggestions?

  • kris_luinenb Nov 21, 2008

    Removing the battery fixed the non-responsive keyboard and touch pad. Unfortunately I still have a missing AutoChk.exe file and Windows won't launch if I have my printer plugged in. The computer works well enough to get me through the next 3 weeks of school. Is there any other way to recover the missing autochk.exe file without erasing my hard drive and installing Windows XP from scratch?

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A suggestion someone posted to remove the battery pack in my laptop (ACER, Aspire 3000) worked like a charm !!!!!!! The instability/slow-down/seizing up of Windows XP and other software stopped and everything is back to norma! I suspect there is a problem with the circuit board in the battery pack. I'll be picking up a new battery pack today. This advice saved me a bundle/$$$$ and a lot of aggravation. Thank to all ... great suggestions/great website ... keep up the awesome work..!!

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Registry error happen all the time it happens when a spyware program mistakes a windows file for spyware then deletes it the only right way to fix the problem is to compeletly restore ur pc to ethier the last known restore point or compeletly restore it to the time it came out of the box


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