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Thread: Shockwave error at startup

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2009

    Shockwave error at startup


    After starting my PC, I have a message:

    [windows can not find "c:\WINDOWS\system32\Adobe\Shockwave."].

    After pressing OK the PC starts normally.

    After research it seems that this message comes from adobe flash player. So I uninstall everything related to Adobe, some of ccleaner and reinstall but nothing changes.

    Where could it come?

    Thanks for any help.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2008

    Re: Shockwave error at startup

    With CCleaner and proceed as follows:

    • Uninstall Flash Player from Adobe.
    • analysis and cleaning the registry with CCleaner -> remained the key shockwave as usual
    • Backup registry (IMPORTANT)
    • Remove the key shockwave
    • Restart message and always present
    • new analysis of the registry with CCleaner -> still the key to the software needed shockwave
    • Remove this key in the registry database
    • reboot and start , and problem solved.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2008

    Re: Shockwave error at startup

    Have you tried disabling it from the startup group? Click start/run, type msconfig and click ok. Go to the startup tab, try disable.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2008

    Re: Shockwave error at startup

    I found this solution at another site

    "To anyone who might be reading this and still face the problem of this thread, you could try this solution:

    • Uninstall Norton PC Check
    • Delete all files relating to this program (eg.symcheckupstub.exe in your C:\WINDOWS\system32\Adobe\Shockwave 11)
    • Go inside regedit and also manually clean the services/registries that are attached.
    • Still inside regedit, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Current Version -> RunOnce. Change the symPCCheckup Data to just C:\.
    • Reboot into Windows Safe Mode (Press F8 during boot time)
    • Get into the regedit and navigate to the same location in step 4.
    • Delete the symPCCheckup entry.
    • Reboot into Windows normally (automatic if you reboot your PC while in safe mode, else press F8 and start Windows normally)
    • There should now be no annoying popup window or alerts.


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