My O/S Win 2000 pc, has developed a serious problem following the installation of
a USB driver for a compact flash reader.
The principal symptom is that it flashes up "Window Installer" screens
after boot up. These appear about 5 or 6 times in succession over about
3 or 4 seconds then disappear altogether. The computer then runs more
or less normally except that active windows are not forced to the front
or to become opaque. On selecting the "shut down" option from the Start
menu, the screen flashes once or twice and then resumes without ever
producing the shut-down option list. It is possible to shut down using
To resolve these issues I tried to uninstall the compact flash stuff,
but to no avail. Even with it gone, it still is looking to install
something at boot up.
I'm hoping that someone will be able to offer a solution. A diagnostic
procedure to detect and disable this installer process would be best.
Instructions to edit the registry to kill off this expectation would do
too. I'd prefer not to have to wipe my applications etc.
Thanks for any assistance,