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    Data Manager on vacation

    Vista never ceases to throw surprises at me. It would have to be the worst operating system that I've ever encountered. I am convinced that it was created by retarded apes. From a couple of days ago onwards, I have been getting messages after startup which say:

    Data Manager has stopped working
    A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will
    close the program and notify you if a solution is available.

    Of course, like most notifications that the vista OS gives its hapless users, there is never a solution forthcoming. Can anybody please tell me how I can isolate the reason for this message, and hopefully then be able to correct the problem?
    Thank you.

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    I never heard of Data Manager. Are you perhaps referring to Device Manager?

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    Nope. I took a screen shot and have just re-read it to make sure. It says Data Manager without a shadow of a doubt.

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    See if this is of any help: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...4-6aa4dc11ddc6

    You can also take a look in Event Viewer and see if you find any notifications that may shed light on the cause for the error.

    This doesn't seem like a Vista issue, seems more an application issue.

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    OK thanks, I'll look at the site. What's the Event Viewer and how do I access it?

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    Probably would be wise to check if you can remove it from Control Panel -> Programs and Features.

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    After doing some reading about Data Manager on the Net, I realized that it was not part of Vista at all. In desperation I looked at my Startup sequence because it occurred during start ups, and lo and behold, there it was! It wasn't there last time I looked at the sequence a couple of weeks ago. I unchecked it and that was the end of what I thought would be a very vexing problem. It must have been the remnant of an annoying browser hijacker called "mywebsearch" that I got rid of a few days ago. I don't know if there are any other remnants of that hijacker still on my machine.

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    Use Revo Uninstaller (or the like) to remove the bad actors.

    Then, there are several registry cleaners (ccleaner, eusing free registry cleaner, easycleaner, etc) that can help remove registry entries left behind after uninstalling a program. Always do a complete backup before messing with the Registry, of course.

    Also (if you're brave) run regedit to search/remove all registry entries that mention "data manager" or "datamngr" or "mywebsearch".

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    If you haven't done a Full Scan with an anti-spyware application, now would be the time to do it, just in case. Then clean up the Registry.
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