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When i start up my laptop i get a message that the arcsoft connect daemon has stopped working

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I believe there are several options that may help or solve this problem

1st. go to start tab bottom left
type in services.msc find the arcsoft software and stop it and ok it

Restart laptop and see if that will stop it bugging you if not

2nd go to start tab bottom right and depending on what os you are running go to control panel
uninstall programs/programs and features and un install the arcsoft software
and restart laptop to see if this solves your problem if not


good luck

Posted on Mar 22, 2011


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