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March 25, 2012 at 9:17 am #3751
I was using the Startup Manager and found that it had two entries for MSC:
When I right click on the second one and select “Show Details” I get an “Unhandled exception” error dialog box, “Object reference not set to an instance of an object”. Here are the details.
System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
at StartupManager.Form1.ShowDetailsToolStripMenuItem_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.RaiseEvent(Object key, EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripMenuItem.OnClick(EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.HandleClick(EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.HandleMouseUp(MouseEventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.FireEventInteractive(EventArgs e, ToolStripItemEventType met)
at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.FireEvent(EventArgs e, ToolStripItemEventType met)
at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStrip.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs mea)
at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripDropDown.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs mea)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseUp(Message& m, MouseButtons button, Int32 clicks)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.ScrollableControl.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStrip.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripDropDown.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr
I presume that this means that there is a problem with the MSC entries in my registry and I need to track that down and fix it.
System Ninja reports the details of the first one correctly and says “Do not remove”.
Lummo.March 25, 2012 at 9:28 am #3752
Is there anything listed under the “File” column heading for the second MSC entry?
It should have something like: “C:Program FilesMicrosoft Security Clientmsseces.exe” -hide -runkey”March 25, 2012 at 10:25 am #3753
Yes. Both entries have an identical file:
G:Program FilesMicrosoftSecurity Clientmsseces.exe” -hide -runkey
Please note that the unbalanced quote is not a typo.
The “Save list to text file…” options doesn’t seem to save the file names.
LummoMarch 25, 2012 at 4:34 pm #3756
I just took a look at the system with Startup Inspector v.211. It finds only one MSC entry in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE. So I’ve pulled out Regedit and taken a look myself. It finds only one entry for MSC with that full command line in LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWindwosCurrentVersionRun
Hope that helps.
LummoMarch 25, 2012 at 7:54 pm #3759
Thanks. I’ll look into this.
Is your system 32 or 64 bit?March 25, 2012 at 8:52 pm #3760
Windows XP Pro 32 bit.April 3, 2012 at 12:17 pm #3876
I have two entries uTorrent
and two entries VertrigoServ
When I right click on the second entries and select “Show Details” I get an
Null Reference Error Encountered
System Ninja could not access data associated with this startup item.April 3, 2012 at 2:24 pm #3879
This is an error message I’ve added to stop the program crashing when this bug is occurring. It will have to do until I can work out why it’s happening.
Are you also running Windows XP x32?April 3, 2012 at 2:45 pm #3880
Win7 SP1, x86September 6, 2012 at 1:57 pm #7304Corrinne1970Guest
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