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    Hello again, Colleagues All,
    Years ago, I bought a second-hand PC previouslyly owned by a chap who was mainly interested in electronics and music and so on. The Crive was fairly congested with all of the software he had installed and which I thought I might keep as I was sort-of interested in that field. I moved a lot of stuff out onto a second drive, but I never had enough space for a proper defrag. Eventually, I moved one file to many and totally lost my desktop !. This was a good opportunity to do a reformat and reinstall of XP. When I did so, I got a repeating error with a message saying that I needed to insert a disk into a drive which i could not identify. I enventually identified something associated with Windows Messenger, but could have been malware, so I removed the lot. Now my system works OK, though I must wait till after the weekend to re-register my anti-virus. Meanwhile, I have found a curious entry in the Startup list in msconfig which I cannot identify. I have Googled it but several pages of results merely resulted in its appearance in printouts of logs by people investigating other problems. I have bored you to death with the circumstances which led up to my current request, but I thought they may be relevant. Now, can anyone tell me what E_S99 is ?

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    This was a good opportunity to do a reformat and reinstall of XP. When I did so, I got a repeating error with a message saying that I needed to insert a disk into a drive which i could not identify.
    Looks like possibly malware, or a trojan of some form. Did you do the clean instal from a booted state?
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    I thought that looked vaguely familiar...........

    It's a file related to an Epson CX6000 Printer.
    If you don't have that printer, then get rid of that entry.
    If you DO have the printer, leave the entry where it is.

    I DO have that printer and I have two entries in my MSCONFIG / Startup folder starting with E_SC.

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    And if you don't have it, uninstall the software.
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    Good Point!

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