Mystery Error

Right. So I boot up today to see the error pop-up on screen. Actually this thing has been bothering me now for 3 days and I kept putting off looking for a cause. Now, I love a good mystery as much as the next person but that Google fail isn't very promising. The best I'm able to tell so far is that this is somehow related to my Asus motherboard, because on the taskbar is an "AsusSetup" task the error belongs to. As the system is booting up, you can hear the error message sound behind the Windows 7 splash screen before the desktop is displayed.

So Task Manager tells me it's from the AMD chipset drivers for my motherboard. Well that's great, except for one thing. There's no reason this thing should be going off like this. I haven't tried to change any settings in the motherboard in ages. Despite it showing up at startup, I can't find the exe named anywhere in the registry. MSconfig similarly shows no entry for it in the startup group, and it's not in the startup folder in my user profile. I can't find anything on Google that's bad about the file either, so I'm assuming this is some kind of isolated freak thing.

So it's officially a mystery. WTF is this thing and what does it think it's doing?
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Posted on Jun 3, 2011 4:46 pm by Samson in: | 6 comment(s) [Closed]
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\ASUS\i-Setup180917]
"Id"="{4960FFCF-AAED-4C16-AE65-B0BE6C318F7E}"
"Index"=dword:00000002"
NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\ASUS\i-Setup182418]
"Id"="{4960FFCF-AAED-4C16-AE65-B0BE6C318F7E}"
"Index"=dword:00000002"
NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\ASUS\i-Setup130842]
"Id"="{4960FFCF-AAED-4C16-AE65-B0BE6C318F7E}"
"Index"=dword:00000002"

Change the numbers to suit, remove that from the registary. OR:

Instead of hacking at the registry, you can delete this app from Task Scheduler:

From the start menu search for "Task Scheduler" and open it
Under the Active Tasks section of Task Scheduler (Local), look for tasks that begin with "i-setup" and are triggered at log on of any user and delete them


       
Edited by The_Fury on Jun 3, 2011 5:49 pm
Not sure how you found the info but it was sitting in the task manager and has now been removed. So thanks. What did you plug into Google in order to find that?

       
LOL i could lie to you and say it was something i knew, but, all i googled was log.iniis and got the asus support forums. Being that it is a log file for internet information services and the number has to be the version of what ever software is trying to write this file.

       
Edited by The_Fury on Jun 3, 2011 6:59 pm
Oh. Well I guess it goes to show you that being less selective helps. So iniis actually meant something important, learn something interesting all the time. Still have no idea why it only started cropping up in the last couple of days though. I haven't touched my Asus drivers.

It's good to go though, and my little trip into the task scheduler also found a couple of evil Google processes lurking in there related to Chrome. Those bastards.

       
Oh. Well I guess it goes to show you that being less selective helps


It also helps with getting girls :)

So iniis actually meant something important, learn something interesting all the time


Yeah, this part i actually knew, i had some issues with iis one time and your problem triggered the memory.

Still have no idea why it only started cropping up in the last couple of days though. I haven't touched my Asus drivers.


I got no idea either, but for some reason something changed and it was not a happy fella.

Those bastards.


Well atleast you did not find a 100 hidden gems from porn sites and malware agents.

       
Sounds similar to our corrupted C++ redist manifest file I told you about. Basically that was caused by a bad update. Perhaps something happened when it was attempting to write to this log and it couldn't update the log after that.

@The_Fury: as long as the girls are being less selective too :D

       
Edited by AndalayBay on Jun 4, 2011 7:56 am
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