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August 11, 2006, 12:22 pm
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That may be correct, and it is not a problem.
The following is the case:
Windows XP has standard software for an UPS from APC (American Power
It's a service and the program is \windows\sytem32\ups.exe.
Now, if you have an MGE UPS, and install it's software (SolPac), then
the installation changes the APC reference "ups.exe" in the registry
to "ups2.exe", so , during startup, windows will not be able to start
any APC service.
Brute, but effective.
When you de-install SolPac, it puts the original reference back. Very
If you do not have an APC UPS, just disable the service with
"services.msc" in the RUN box
or make a .reg file and run it:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00