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Old 03-11-2011, 09:37 PM   #1
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Hello,

I was requesting Remote Assistance with Windows Live Messenger with my friend and when he accepted, this message came up. It restarts over and over again. It's been doing this every time I turn it on.
There is also another error but I have no idea what it is.
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Very annoying and I can't do anything with it. Help would be cool. Thanks.

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HPDirector.exe is a file that is part of the HP Printer software. It tells you ink levels and you can clean the print heads here. Run the setup from the HP Printer Software disc again. If you no longer have the CD, download the software from HP's support/download drivers site. Just type in the model # of our printer to be taken to the drivers page.

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Okay then, I'll install HP Printer software again but what about the DCOM error?
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Go to Start -> Run -> type services.msc and press Enter
scroll down to DCOM Server Process Launcher
Right Click -> Properties
Change Startup type to Disabled
Click on Recovery Tab
Change all failures to Take No Action

You may be infected with malware. After this head over to the security section of this forum and post there for more help.

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Hmm...I'm not sure if this changes anything but when I turned that laptop on just then, there is no countdown to restart anymore. When I followed went to Services, it said 'Started'.

So do I still follow your instructions and disable DCOM Server Process Launcher and then post in the security section?
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If you are not getting the countdown, then no need to turn off the service. I would still check for malware, and see how it goes, if you get the countdown you can turn the service off to trouble shoot the system.
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Okay then. I'll post in the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help section and get help from there.
Thanks for all your help.
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