"Cannot find http:///" This keeps popping up on desktop

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Hi all. This little box keeps popping up on my desk top every 10
seconds or so. It says "Internet Explorer cannot find http:///"
I have done virus scans, Spy-bot S&D, and Spyware Dr.
What the heck is this?
Thanks

Re: "Cannot find http:///" This keeps popping up on desktop

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After careful study of the symptoms you describe, I can assure you that
I do not know.

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Re: "Cannot find http:///" This keeps popping up on desktop

On Sat, 03 Feb 2007 21:40:11 GMT thegatekeeper@africamail.com wrote:

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A typo?  Shouldn't it be http://?
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without distortion.

Re: "Cannot find http:///" This keeps popping up on desktop

On Sat, 03 Feb 2007 23:25:32 GMT, Ernie B.

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Not a typo. I have seen it probably 50 times today and that is how it
is displayed. Could this be a dos thing? The reason I say this is that
when the desktop loads a small dos looking window appears. About one
second worth.

Dell Inspiron 1405
Win MCE
Only had it 5 days

I am thinking that what ever this is it came in with a prog i
downloaded today.

All my security stuff is up and running.

Any ideas??

Thanks again.


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thegatekeeper@africamail.com says...
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Well, what's in startup?
Use msconfig to see what all is called for, identify each one.
Sounds like some badly coded or corrupted program is tring to call for a
web address.

MM


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Thank you thank you.
You kind of opened my eyes. I had looked in start-up but didnt see
anything that I thought shouldnt be there. After reading your reply I
took another look. Saw an item called hpprintspool.exe. I googled it
and found that others had the same problem as I. I removed it from
start-up and it seems to be gone.

Thanks again!!


Re: "Cannot find http:///" This keeps popping up on desktop

ebaresch_REMOVE_@cox._THIS_net says...
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No, I've seen the triple slash when doing some kind of mistype,
but only in IE7 iirc. I think it was when I not only mistyped
the address, but also left out the http (knowing that modern
browsers will put it in for you).

I dunno why something like that should happen without user
input of some sort though.
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It is difficult", I said, making casual conversation.

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