Odd startup message with WinXP

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Peter Lewis, Jun 18, 2004.

  1. Peter Lewis

    Peter Lewis Guest

    I am running an HP Pavilion that has two hard disks, C & D. WinXP
    Professional was installed several months ago (upgrading from Win98) and
    does not seem to be posing any problems.
    However two month ago we started to get a pop-up window during the
    startup sequence. The window has the heading "75c: gttask.exe - No Disk"
    and inside the window "There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a
    disk into drive \Device\Harddisk2\DR4."
    If we click on the close box (top right hand corner) it closes and
    reappears five or six times, then goes away and things seem to run normally.
    We played around a bit at that time, and finally this error message went
    away. Now it has suddenly reappeared again - no new hardware has been
    installed over that time.
    I have run System Mechanic and Norton SystemWorks 2003 and found no
    significant errors, and the problem still remains.
    Any ideas? solution?
    Thanks for your help.
    Peter Lewis, Jun 18, 2004
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    docmill Guest

    From http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/win2000/t1042641285

    Start Regedit

    Go to HKLM,Software,Microsoft,Windows,CurrentVersion,Run

    Double-click Quick Time Task put semicolon in front of
    "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime


    Close Regedit
    docmill, Jun 18, 2004
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  3. Peter Lewis

    °Mike° Guest

    °Mike°, Jun 18, 2004
  4. Peter Lewis

    Guest Guest

    Windows XP has a System Restore Program that will restore your system to a
    previous good known Configuration. You can choose the date you would like to
    return to or pick a date that your system has indicated. To do this:

    Go to Start, All Programs, Accessories, then System Tools. There you will
    find System Restore and click on it.
    Choose one of the options, then click next. Follow theach step and see if
    that doesn't help your problem. If I were you restore back to the date when
    this problem started.

    Good Luck and have a Blessed Day!......Karen
    Guest, Jun 18, 2004
  5. Peter Lewis

    Peter Lewis Guest

    Thanks to those who responded.
    It seems to be a Quicktime problem.
    As was suggested, I opened Quicktime and disabled the automatic update
    function. On restarting Windows, the same error window opened. No luck
    I then disabled the system tray function that loads Quicktime
    automatically on startup, and the error window does not appear. That's
    one way of fixing it, I guess. It will do for now.
    As always, a very helpful group.
    Peter Lewis, Jun 19, 2004
  6. Peter Lewis


    Jan 27, 2008
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    Here's the real deal, or at least this is what was going on with me; my card reader had assigned itself as c: . When I had first installed WinXP, I had the card reader plugged in, and WinXP saw that before the Sata drives, so it named it C:. Now, heres the easy way to fix it. This will make it go away, if this is your cause as well:
    1. Start, then Control Panel.
    2. Category View (not Classic view), then Performance and Maintenance
    3. Administrative Tools, then double-click Computer Management
    4. left panel, double-click Disk Management, and maximize the screen.
    5. Select the drive that has named itself C (if not your primary hard drive), and right-click to change the letter to something else. Done!

    I'm convinced that despite Microsoft claiming it is Quicktime, this error has nothing to do with any application.
    Cats2fangs, Jan 27, 2008
  7. Peter Lewis


    Jan 27, 2008
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    BTW, don't be tempted to try changing the letter on your primary hard drive. The windows registry will not be able to find any of your programs. I don't think it will let you change it anyway.
    Cats2fangs, Jan 27, 2008
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