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When I boot I get an error "Windows can't find "Empty." I have to exit the notice four or five times before the system and applications are loaded. Computer hard drive searches continually. Running Windows XP Prof.
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Tech Support Specialist: Jeremy, Computer Repairer replied 6 years ago
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Hi my name isXXXXX would like to assist you with your question. I am an expert here on JustAnswer.com in the computer field.

How are you doing today?

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I have seen this exact problem before. The issue comes from System Mechanic.

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I personally as a tech am not a fan of System Mechanic, most of the time it causes more problems than good.

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There are two different options to fix this issue

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1) Uninstall System Mechanic

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If you do decide to remove it you can Hold the Windows Key (Looks like a flag on the keyboard) and press R

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In the run box type appwiz.cpl then push enter

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Click System Mechanic in the list and click un-install

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This will correct the error

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The other option is to disable System Mechanic from startup (It will still work, just not start automatically)

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To do tihs

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this*

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First add our chat to your favorites.

Once you have our chat saved to your favorites

Hold the Windows Key (Looks like a flag on the keyboard) and press R

In the Runbox type msconfig and push enter

Click the Startup Tab

Press Disable ALL

Press Apply

Click on the Services Tab.

Check the box to "Hide Microsoft Items"

Click Disable All once again

Press Apply and OK

Reboot the computer.

After the computer has rebooted return to our chat.

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Upon rebooting the error will dissappear

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Hi and welcome to JustAnswer.com.

My name is XXXXX XXXXX I will assist you with your issues.

You might have several startup services or program trying to run right after Windows loaded which is no longer active or exists on your computer. Many cases those are spywares or viruses.

Please do a malware check.

Click on the link to download/install Malwarebytes.

Malwarebytes download

Run the TRIAL only. DO NOT PAY. Select Quick Scan option. See if it will return any thing. If yes, select Remove all and reboot your system. Thank you.
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