Windows XP windows can't find monitor.exe

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by Armp0wr, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. Armp0wr

    Armp0wr Guest

    #1 Armp0wr, Jun 2, 2011
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    Hello,

    My mother said to me to fix her computer, and now I have her pc, it's a dell computer, And the first thing i noticed i can't have a background, it's saying Windows can't find monitor.exe And on the picture left down the tabs and the quick links are really wide from each other how could I fix this..
    And how can I install monitor.exe? Is this a missing driver or what?

    thanks in advance
     
  2. Armp0wr

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    #3 Armp0wr, Jun 2, 2011
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    did a scan. got this from it:
    quarantined them all.. going to reboot now



    still getting message couldn't find monitor.exe after reboot.. malwarebytes didn't help i guess
     
  3. UVAIS

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  4. Thomas

    Thomas MDL Spam Reporter

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    Try going into start & run & type msconfig
    Go to the startup tab and see if you can see anything related to this monitor.exe - Expand the command section to see it's location.

    You could disable it, Hit the ok button & reboot the system. See what happens.
     
  5. Stannieman

    Stannieman MDL Guru

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    When it's fixed you can give SP3 a try, I see it's still running SP2.
     
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