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Old 26th April 2006   #1
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"InstantShare" keeps coming up on my XP & I can not get rid of it.


"InstantShare" keeps coming up on my XP & I can not get rid of it.

The pop-up states:
InstantShare

The feature you are trying to use is on a
CD-ROM or other removable disk that is not / OK /
available / CANCEL /

Insert the "InstantShare" disk and click OK / BROWSE /

No matter what I do, I can not get rid of the "InstantShare" and when I try
to install anything, I get, that the System is Busy trying to Install "InstantShare". Is this a virus that has been picked up? What can I do?

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Sounds like a program for the Hewlett-Packard digicam. If indeed this is it, why not put the cd in and finish the install?

If you already have, this also sounds like some files were leftover from the installation process, adn Windows thinks that the installation is incomplete. You can install this utility from MS and see if you still have the installation files, on your computer.

http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;290301

Its worth a shot.

If this is totally off base, and you really do think that you have some spyware, I'd just go to www.ewido.net and run their spyware remover.

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Patrick,

It appears to be related to HP printer (or camera) feature. See HERE. If it is not something you will use, go to Add/Remove programs and see if you can uninstall it. If this is something you want to keep on your computer... uninstall the program, reboot your computer, then try installing it again. Hopefully that will clean up the problem. If not post back and someone will try to help straighten out your problem.
Welcome to the BBS. One suggestion though, you probably want to remove your email address from your signature. Posting it in a public forum like this you are asking for a whole lotta unwanted email.

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InstantShare


I am getting this same problem.

It is trying to load instantshare from disk "1" which does not exist, never has.
This was from a printer install and came off the internet with the drivers.
I don't have the software loaded anywhere currently.

Can't remove it from my computer because Console Add/Remove doesn't show it loaded.

Stuck Stuff.

Keeps coming up every time I boot, and while I cancel this, it automatically restarts at least six times.

I tried the Microsoft removal tool. I can't wait to see what mess that makes.

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Originally Posted by nysoga
I am getting this same problem.

It is trying to load instantshare from disk "1" which does not exist, never has.
This was from a printer install and came off the internet with the drivers.
I don't have the software loaded anywhere currently.

Can't remove it from my computer because Console Add/Remove doesn't show it loaded.

Stuck Stuff.

Keeps coming up every time I boot, and while I cancel this, it automatically restarts at least six times.

I tried the Microsoft removal tool. I can't wait to see what mess that makes.

Nysoga, I've used that same tool for other problems--it gives you options for many differetn programs, and a very nasty warning message, but you aren't uninstalling the program itself--just the installation files that are left over. I've never had any problems with it. Of course, that's no guarantee that this will indeed fix the problem....

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Dear Patrick
Just saw your InstantShare issue on this site. I'm having the exact same problem. What did you finally do?

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]"InstantShare" keeps coming up on my XP & I can not get rid of it.


Originally Posted by pleidheisl03
"InstantShare" keeps coming up on my XP & I can not get rid of it.

Dear Patrick,

I had the same issue. After viewing some of the reactions on windows BBS I decided to uninstall and reinstall the HP printer software.

The issues is solved.

Personal regards,
'DeJean'

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I've had the same problem! Anyone use Registry First Aid? I've use the program to clean up and defrag my registry for at least a year without problems. The last time I used Registry First Aid to perform a cleanup I started having the same problem mentioned above. Watch what Registry First Aid is doing!! I didn’t. Just thought that I would add my two cents...

Cheers!

P.S. I think what Jan Pieters suggested is a good idea! It is the easiest solution to the problem!


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Use the Exclude list feature of Registry First Aid


Originally Posted by cdplayer
Anyone use Registry First Aid? I've use the program to clean up and defrag my registry for at least a year without problems. The last time I used Registry First Aid to perform a cleanup I started having the same problem mentioned above. Watch what Registry First Aid is doing!! I didn’t. Just thought that I would add my two cents...

These problems with Registry First Aid removing something it should not have can be prevented in the future by use of the Exclude function.


There are some tips with movie tutorials that will help you understand how the program works. The tutorials which are only small in size can be downloaded or viewed online and show you how to insert your codes,how the program works and advanced features such as the Exclude feature.
http://www.rosecitysoftware.com/reg1aid/rfasupport.html


If you find you have deleted something that should not have been deleted you can do two things, the first being the best way.


Reinstall that software and then Run Registry First Aid again to identify the registry entries that you should not have removed and add them to the exclude list so they will not be flagged in the future.


The other option is to click Start, Programs, Registry First Aid and then Backup Files and double click on the backup file that Registry First Aid created to restore the registry entries the way they were. Then you'd have to run Registry First Aid and manually locate the registry entries that belong to that program that should not be changed and add them to the exclude list. With this method you will be working with ALL of those bad entries that were fixed before again.

The first method is by far the easiest and fastest.

Go to this web page and download or view the tutorials that we have that show you how to use Registry First Aid which may help explain by example some of what I have mentioned above..the movies have VCR type controls where you can pause and rewind and so on.

http://www.rosecitysoftware.com/reg1aid/rfasupport.html

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Originally Posted by cdplayer
Anyone use Registry First Aid? I've use the program to clean up and defrag my registry for at least a year without problems. The last time I used Registry First Aid to perform a cleanup I started having the same problem mentioned above. Watch what Registry First Aid is doing!! I didnít. Just thought that I would add my two cents...
Originally Posted by HumBug
The first method is by far the easiest and fastest.

Go to this web page and download or view the tutorials that we have that show you how to use Registry First Aid which may help explain by example some of what I have mentioned above..the movies have VCR type controls where you can pause and rewind and so on.

http://www.rosecitysoftware.com/reg1aid/rfasupport.html
Thank you HumBug for replying!

Pointing me to the location of Registry First Aid's educational documentation is appreciated!

Cheers!

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