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I get 'Error Could not execute main' on startup - how can I fix it?

Microsoft has a knowledgebase article on something that sounds exactly that issue: "WJView error Could not execute main" error message when you start your Windows XP-based computer.

Article C2022 - June 11, 2004 « »

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Lydia
June 14, 2004 1:47 AM

I am getting this WJView Error: Could not execute Main: The system cannot find the file specified.

According to the document you have posted this is a windows xp issue... I have window's me not xp.
I cannot access my controll panel it appear's blank though it show's 29 object's along the bottom of the window, same with msn login, window's update, system restore all show blank browser's... How do I fix this
Thank you,
Lydia

Leo
June 14, 2004 11:23 AM

I'd:

a) check for spyware - what you're describing certainly sounds like it.
http://ask-leo.com/archives/000131.html

b) check to see what's running on start-up. Using that Microsoft KB article as a guide for what to look for, see if similar items have somehow been placed in your startup
http://ask-leo.com/archives/000025.html

Jstergis
July 28, 2004 8:12 PM

Got To Run and type regedit
Double click on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
THEN SOFTWARE
THEN microsoft
windows
current version
run
delete ANYTHING that contains WJVIEW

chances are that its adware...

I had the same problem on my Win ME Machine

If ANYONE TELLS YOU TO DELETE WJVIEW IS A COLMPLETE IDIOT...NEVER DO THAT...

nikki
September 24, 2005 4:12 AM

hi there i get error could not execute main on start up, and i can not install nortons is this error causing it please

Denise
March 23, 2008 12:59 AM

lately every time I turn on my computer my dial up connection will pop up in the middle of my screen . How can can I prevent this from happening ? Just because I turn on my computer dosen't mean I need the Internet.

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