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Whenever my pc boots it tries to start powerpoint, which crashes and asks if it should be started in safe mode.

After this wether you click yes or no powerpoint starts. How can I prevent powerpoint from starting with windows I can't find anything in msconfig, the startup manager of CCleaner or the startup folder.

Regards, Xeross

Using Windows XP

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You can't find anything in those locations? Or nothing that seems of consequence? check all the locations mentioned at and keep in mind it could be anything from an installer to a batch file to a ppt file to an ini file with a bad file association – Tyler Apr 22 '10 at 16:49
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Try using Autoruns from Microsoft which will give you a more exaustive list of startup files than msconfig. Use the search function to look for .ppt as well as powerpnt.exe.

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Hmm sounds like it might work – Not Available May 7 '10 at 14:11

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