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    Has anyone any idea what would invoke this message after changing the short-date separator in my Regional Settings to '-' and later re-booting?

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    Regional Settings Error
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    WARNING :

    Regional settings within the control panel must be set to 'United Kingdom' or 'Ireland' and the short date format must be set to 'dd/MM/yy'. The current regional settings are set to 'United Kingdom' and the short date format is set to 'dd-MM-yy'. It is not recommended that you continue, but in exceptional circumstances after speaking with technical support you may do so.

    Have you been given the authority to continue?
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    Yes No
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    Given the authority by whom?!!!

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    Do you have security software that guards against changes to system settings?

    Do you have software that depends on the date format being dd/MM/yy?

    Added: perhaps you can use Task Manager to find out which process/application generates the warning.

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    This does NOT look like an operating system error message to me. It looks like the kind of message a corporate PC might generate.

    Who built this PC?

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    Thanks for the ideas, but;

    Do you have security software that guards against changes to system settings?
    Not that I am aware of!

    Do you have software that depends on the date format being dd/MM/yy?
    Our accounts software requires the short-date separator to be set to whatever it is set to in RS (otherwise it doesn't print the date in reports ). I changed it (in RS) about a month ago, but something seems to have changed it back...

    Added: perhaps you can use Task Manager to find out which process/application generates the warning.
    Tried that, couldn't see anything obvious.

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    [quote name='StuartR' post='782865' date='03-Jul-2009 13:48']This does NOT look like an operating system error message to me. It looks like the kind of message a corporate PC might generate.

    Who built this PC?[/quote]
    Dell, but I'm more suspicious of Sage, despite the fact I hadn't started anything...

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