Hello,

I'm new here and looked about the forums but didn't find anything that addresses my problem. Hoping someone here can offer some advice.

I am not a computer novice, having designed and built computers back in the 60s, and having developed software for HDOS in the 80s, but I am not faring so well with Windows XP.

My problem is not Vongo, but Windows attempts to install Vongo. I don't need or want Vongo. So I somehow deleted it. Not sure it was ever really installed in the first place, because it wouldn't uninstall. In any event, every time I boot, Windows XP tries to install Vongo. Six or seven times. It takes ten to twelve minutes for the intaller to finally give up and stop trying to install Vongo. Of course Vongo doesn't exist on my computer, so it cannot be installed. But these attempts tie up my computer and prevent me from doing anything until it gives up.

Hopefully, someone here can tell me how to "tell" Windows XP NOT to try to install Vongo. I'd be very grateful. Thanks.
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Sounds like the installer for Vongo is placed in one of the following locations bellow. If so, then remove the registry entry or shortcut/.exe
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
%USERPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

If you couldn't find the installer in the locations above then the following Sysinternals (now Microsoft) tools should provide help on investigate further.
Use Process Explorer to find out the name of the installer (.exe/.msi) file.
Use AutoRuns to find the location from where the installer is launched through.

Process Monitor (aka ProcMon) is also a very nice tool to find out API calls and traces for particular processes.

Hope that helps.
Answered 08/22/2007 by: AngelD
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