an invalid argument was encountered

Discussion in 'Laptops, Tablets and Smartphones' started by Jon, Dec 5, 2006.

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  1. Jon

    Jon New Member

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    when i turn on my new laptop it brings up an error box (in the blue bar it says eRagent) that says an invalid argument was encountered, i dont think its effecting anything buts its annoying, what should i do to stop it?

    thanks

    jon
     
  2. Jet

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    Try Spybot Search & Destroy (a free spyware removal program)
     
  3. Jon

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    i dont think it would be a virus would it?
     
  4. Jet

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    Have you tried Spybot? It probably will solve the problem. (Spyware isn't the same as a Virus)
     
  5. IlluminatedSheep

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    It seems to be a backup application from Acer. I'd just uninstalled it if I were you. (If your laptop is new, it may have come pre-installed)
     
  6. Jon

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    ive uninstalled all of the acer software but this error messege still comes up when i switch it on. please can somene help me as this is really annoying
     
  7. IlluminatedSheep

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    Try doing a search for eragent, acer, anything likely, on your computer, and manually deleting it. Some pre-installed programs can be very hard to get rid of. Just be glad they didn't put AOL on there, it came on mine, and took me days to find it all! In the meantime, go into running processes and disable it.
     
  8. Jon

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    i found out that it is the e Recovery program that came with my laptop and that it is bringing this error message up because i re-partitioned the hdd into a single c: and this program by default saves its backups to he d:.

    anyone know how i can chnge it so it saves it to the c: i hav tried but couldnt do it.
    or would it be better to have a bit of my hdd partitioned so i can use the recovery program? - as this should stop th error messages?

    thanks

    jon
     
  9. IlluminatedSheep

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    You should be able to specify where to back up to. It may be that when you uninstalled the rest of the stuff, you lost something that this program needs, which could be why you are getting errors. If you want to keep it, try re-installing it.
     
  10. gurra92

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    I think you should re-install that backup-program (like IlluminatedSheep said).
     
  11. Jon

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    yeh i reinstalled all the acer programs and it still does it, i think it is because i unpartitioned the hdd.

    so what should i do to get rid of it, go into regedit and remove the program from there
     
  12. IlluminatedSheep

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    Have you got a D drive (CD/DVD)? Would it let you back up to a disc?

    Can you get into the program at all, or do you just get the errors? I can't believe it wouldn't give you the option of where to back up to. If you can't get the program to run, it could be a faulty installation disc. (I'm running out of ideas now!)
     
  13. gurra92

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    It seems like the program wasn't successfully uninstalled. There's still some shit left. Is there's a CD or someting, wich is used to install the program? If there is, you should use it to repair the program (or re-install or something like that).
     
  14. johnsonyong03

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    mean ghost is it ? restore back the windows is it ?
     
  15. Jon

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    i just added a 50mb d: to check and it works fine with that on it doesnt come up with the error message.

    and i rang up acer and the guy said that the best thing to do is to have a d: as well as otherwise the error message will always come up.
    i asked him if i could uninstall the program and he said that you cant, but could i uninstall it through regedit?

    thanks

    if there is no way i will probably keep a small D: of 50 meg jst to stop the error messages
     
  16. IlluminatedSheep

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    Well, if you really can't change the back up destination (!), and it's all working now, I say just leave it. Do you know if it is set to back up automatically though? As the errors may come back when it fills up 50mb...
     
  17. Jon

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    nah, its not automatic, basically it just copies whatever is on your C: onto your D: which is pointless having a program to do that really as i could just do it myself.

    so what do you think of the idea of uninstalling it through regedit?
     
  18. IlluminatedSheep

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    I dont know enough about that to advise I'm afraid. I dont suppose the disc came with an uninstall option on? (Vain hope I know) If I have this problem, I unually just do it through add and remove programs, then do a search to find everything it missed, and just delete them.
     
  19. pdc76

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    first you tell him to delete everything, then you tell him to reinstall everything, then you tell him to leave everything as it is. :rolleyes:
     
  20. IlluminatedSheep

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    Delete everything, because it was corrupted, re-install, it's working ok, leave as it is. What's wrong with that?
     
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