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Every time I boot up my PC, XP Pro tries to install something called 'photogallery' which apparently needs a disc to complete. I have to control-alt-delete to get this installation process aborted. It usually takes me 2 or 3 tries to abort this process so my OS can continue loading. Can anyone tell me how to get this process halted permantley, so my OS will load uninterrupted? This situation came about after I had to uninstall Norton AV and re-install it about a month ago. At the time I also downloaded several updates to XP Pro and the situation may have resulted from that. Thanks in advance to any and all replies.
 

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Go to start run, type msconfig, click the startup tab, and look for an item related to it, i doubht the main name will be called photogallery but look at the location for some hints. You can type the names of the items into google to tell you what it is.
 

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PhotoGallery.msi: I hates it to pieces, HP 1310 etc.

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Every time I boot up my PC, XP Pro tries to install something called 'photogallery' which apparently needs a disc to complete. I have to control-alt-delete to get this installation process aborted. It usually takes me 2 or 3 tries to abort this process so my OS can continue loading. Can anyone tell me how to get this process halted permantley, so my OS will load uninterrupted? This situation came about after I had to uninstall Norton AV and re-install it about a month ago. At the time I also downloaded several updates to XP Pro and the situation may have resulted from that. Thanks in advance to any and all replies.
HP ze4910us Laptop, xp home, loaded in a HP psc 1315xi printer. . . a few weeks ago. Thereafter, laptop began to attempt to load Photogallery every time I did a full (not hibernate) boot up. Even interfered with other graphic progs like Roxio. So, did not know which graphics software was in deficit. Finally linked it to the printer software, by Googling "photogallery." Seems another sad-sack had re-inserted his Installation CD, as error message suggested, and it cured HIS problem

I inserted mine, it did not, file not found. Bought a $12.95, updated psc-1310 (family) installation CD from HP. No go. Manually searched entire CD, found file (in of course, the last folder of the second to last folder, of the root dir). Typed the location correctly, in the error message. . . , no go Of course.

As I write this I am thinking, maybe copy PhotoGallery.msi to my desktop. Perhaps Win installer can find it there. If that is no go. RE-INSTALLATION, but that will require a study to figure how, and how much of the crap, that HP insists we must suffer with, needs to be deleted. After all, this is a Printer Scanner Copier, All-In-One. We'll let you know. I may change my name to Sisyphus, the guy was punished by being compelled to roll a stone to the top of a slope, the stone always escaping him near the top and rolling down again.
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Every time I boot up my PC, XP Pro tries to install something called 'photogallery' which apparently needs a disc to complete. I have to control-alt-delete to get this installation process aborted. It usually takes me 2 or 3 tries to abort this process so my OS can continue loading. Can anyone tell me how to get this process halted permantley, so my OS will load uninterrupted? This situation came about after I had to uninstall Norton AV and re-install it about a month ago. At the time I also downloaded several updates to XP Pro and the situation may have resulted from that. Thanks in advance to any and all replies.
Hi noob...I'm almost certain this is something to do with HP software and your registry cleaner. Whatever software you use to clean your registry has deleted or changed installation references to your printer of other digital hardware so after booting, it will try to install some of the drivers again.

The best way round this is as gemldo suggests, to copy the installer file (.msi) from the installation disc of your hardware to a folder within the installation directory i.e C:\Program Files\HP\Temp, then after rebooting, all you have to do is browse to that folder and let it install the drivers. If your registry cleaner then removes any future reference, Windows will look in that folder when attempting to install the drivers, saving you putting your disc in the drive.

However, the best way to resolve it is to set your registry cleaner to ignore HP entires that relate to installation shortcuts.

Hope that helps :)
 

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I had the same problem on a laptop that had another previous owners printer installed to it. I deleted the printer and uninstalled ALL hp programs, restarted and that seemed to fix the problem. try it.
 
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