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At start up I keep getting this annoying error " WDDM Service Not Running." How do I turn that off? And, no I do not have the WD Passport hooked up all the time. Thanks, Kim

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This is a Western Digital message. Best bet is to uninstall WD stuff and reinstall. It occurs because you don't have it hooked up. You can also go to START; MSCONFIG; and turn it off there. Look for WD programs and un check them.
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