Hi David, Trapper, Pam, Bob, Bob, Vic, Martha, and all you guys, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. My problem was spyware. Trapper was the 1st to suggest I run ad-aware and I paid no attention. I scuff it off. I even pohoo the suggestion. I apologize Trapper. Others of you said it was spyware and to get rid of the junk in my startup menu. I must confess most of that stuff I did not install. At your suggestions, I download Ad-Aware using Opera and then I had to reboot to safemode to install the software. I ran Ad-Aware in safemode and it identified 142 offenders, including registry keys, files, and 6 folders. I deleted them all. Then I rebooted and I can now open Internet Explorer 6 and Windows Explorer. My deepest thanks to all of you. I still cannot find my Windows xp cd. :-( Maybe my granddaughter has it. :-) Carl ----- Original Message ----- From: Emery, David To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Friday, February 28, 2003 6:04 PM Subject: [pcductape] Re: Internet Explorer will not open Vic: The rundll32 that is being talked to is connected to tweakui and in this case I would end the task. Tweakui can do some serious things in creating problems if you play with it, however, really think spyware is doing Carl in. :>) He has so much junk running we need to shut some of it down to isolate the culprit. :>) -----Original Message----- From: Victor Firestone [mailto:vlfll@xxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Friday, February 28, 2003 6:59 PM To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [pcductape] Re: Internet Explorer will not open The long and short of it is --- do not play round with rundll32 - if it is there and running Windows needs it for something. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ TTFN Vic "To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a little better; whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ -----Original Message----- From: pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bob Vandersteen Sent: Friday, 28 February, 2003 02:34 To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx At 05:44 PM 2/27/03 -0600, Carl wrote: >.... >... I don't know why Rundll32 boots. I will uncheck it to see if that's >the problem. I don't know what ctfmon is? Rundll32.exe = Required for Dial Up Networking. This also appears in the Startup list if the resolution monitor (used to change monitor resolution on the fly) is placed in the system tray even if unchecked in Startup. You may want to check out this URL for identifying startups... http://www2.whidbey.net/djdenham/Printerdesktop.htm --- Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free. Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). Version: 6.0.458 / Virus Database: 257 - Release Date: 24/02/2003 To unsubscribe from this list send an email to pcductape-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface. To unsubscribe from this list send an email to pcductape-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface.