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grpconv -0

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  • I have a startup monitor that keeps wanting to add grpconv -0 to my startup list. All the looking up I've done ot grpconv refers to old operating systems like Win95 and Win98. I am running Windows 7 Professional 64 bit. Should I allow it?  My computer dual boots Windows 7 and XP Pro. I only go in to Windows 7 maybe a couple times a week so it can get updates. I have added no new applications to it for months. It just started doing this the last two times I booted it. It happens right after bootup.

    Any comments?

    Tuesday, November 23, 2010 4:18 PM

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  • in Windows 7 do this....

    you need to run cmd as administrator, (type search box cmd in the start menu, at the top you should find the tool displayed , right click on it and run as administrator)use bcdedit command line utility and back up your current Boot configuration. bcdedit /export c:\folder\file. then allow it to do the changes. Make sure you have a system repair disc made from start -> programs -> maintenance.

    Example:

    The following command exports the system store to the specified file:

        bcdedit /export "C:\Data\BCD Backup"

    then you can see the differences in the boot configuration file. with bcdedit /v or bcdedit /enum

    I am assuming that you get the message only when you boot in windows 7, right?


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    Wednesday, November 24, 2010 6:33 PM
  • I am not having any problem with the bootloader. My current configuration is already backed up. I have VistaBoot Pro installed and that has the option to do that.  But this notice that  grpconv -0 is not coming up till most everything else is booted in Windows 7. I have a utility called Startup Monitor that alerts me whenever something is trying to add itself. If I didn't have the monitor, it would have just added itself and I'd probably never know the difference. I can remember seeing that entry in the msconfig startup section on other computers and always wondered what it was. Obviously some app or routine is trying to add it. I just can't figure out what its purpose is in Windows 7. I am currently in the process of transferring my data from the old computer to the new one and plan on making the switch today. Since I will primarily be using XP I will probably wait till next week until I pursue the Windows 7 thing any more. If you still think it could be something in the bootloader file then I'll consider doing the steps you outlined.

    Thanks


    Wednesday, November 24, 2010 8:16 PM
  • This program provides the translation of groups and group items to folders and links. It can be launched by some third party startup programs. You can just allow it. If you would not like it to run, you may need to find which startup item is the launcher of this program.

    Perform a clean startup to determine whether background programs are interfering with your game or program


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    Friday, November 26, 2010 7:03 AM