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Even after unchecking ''the battery icon to show on task bar'' it keeps apperaing at startup all the time. How can I turn it off and repair it for normal use? I am using Win XPSP2 on a desktop, normal use.. Thank you in advance!

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  • csabcee Feb 26, 2009

    Hi pal, thanks, but by only starting the XP is "dialog startup" and once restarted, restore "normal startup" - actually without changing anything - did not solve the problem.. what did I do wrong?
    Another thing caused by a trojan qhos - already cleared: windows autoupdate is blocked now, I have found a "solution" as a repair.cmd, but after 2-3 restarts, the problem is there again.. any idea?
    Many thanks in advance!


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Hi dear, do one thing click start menu-- and tupe msconfig on run command and press enter. then a dialog box wil displayed. In the general tab select Diagnostic startup and click oK. it will ask for restart. Let it restart. Dont wory if you do not here any sound or theme after restart. Then perform same steps and this time select Normal Startup from that dialog box. This will surely help you.

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