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Old 11-07-2007, 11:10 PM   #1
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I have had this problem for about a year where this program called "Sonic Activation Module" tries to install something every single time I start my computer. I dont think its harmful, but its SO annoying. I have to cancel it 6 times before it will go away. Any advice?


The only thing relatively similar in the add/remove programs menu is called "Sonic Encoders." But I dont know what that does or if I can/should remove it.

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Hello Wheezy.

Folllow the steps in the following Dell document.

http://support.dell.com/support/topi...844&l=en&s=gen

Let us know how it goes.

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Viola! It seemed to take care of it :D Thanks so much mattlock.
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Matt lock thank you. I was having the same problem with "Sonic Activation Module".

But I have a question - I followed the instructions and after running the hotfix.exe and rebooting I downloaded the "Windows Installer Cleanup Utility". The Sonic Module no longer pops up but when I try to run the "msconfig" I get an error message and it wont open.. What happened?
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Hey guys, i tried the link to get rid of this, but when i tried to run the isum_hotfix i got an error message (Error opening file for writing) does anyone know why this is?

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Old 10-29-2009, 02:25 PM   #7
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Delete the file C:/program files/install shield/ isdm.exe

This will stop the Sonic Activation module.
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Thats excellent, it worked! Thankyou Mattlock :)
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Hi, I am getting the following message. Tried everything that is recommended above but no luck. I am trying to install my HP printer disc but says something else is being installed so I get an error message. It is so annoying.

SONIC ACTIVATION MODULE - The feature you are trying to use is on a CD ROM or other removable disc that is not available.

Insert the activation module disc and click ok

I have no idea what it means

Please help!
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Old 03-14-2010, 05:38 PM   #10
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Re: Sonic Activation Model problem. The document is not available when I go to the link. Help. I hate this problem, it is so annoying. Jayme
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I am having the same problem. I went to msconfig-startup and unchecked the suggested box, restarted my computer and now I get this message and the popups.
"You have used the system config utility to make changes to the way Windows starts.....Choose normal setup mode on General tab...." Makes no difference I still get the popups.

Under
C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information
I have 4 folders with numbers withing brackets { } and files within each folder...
(I cannot seem to copy or print screen to include in this message)
How do I get rid of these annoying popups?
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Old 05-06-2010, 10:08 AM   #12
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I am having the same problem w/ the Sonic Activation Module. I tried all the above and still am having the Sonic Activation Module popping up everytime I start up my computer.
I tried the link to dell support listed in a previous post and it is saying that the "Document is not currently available".
If anyone can help, PLEASE let me know.
Thanks.
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This might work

http://support.dell.com/support/topi...doclang=en&cs=
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Closing this old thread. If you are having problems please start a new topic.

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