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    janetb
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    #164896

    Every time I boot up, I get the message:
    “Runtime Error: OS Error: The system cannot find the file specified.”

    This has been going on for a couple of years now, as I was unable to find a solution. My system seems fine in spite of the message, but I am really getting tired of it..:cry:…

    Cannot upload or paste error.log as it is too large (2.46MB).
    Scrn capt attached.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
    Janet

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    Anonymous
    #371788

    Re: Runtime Error: OS Error:

    If your System and/or Application logs don’t point at anything more specific, and running ‘sfc /scannow’ doesn’t find anything wrong, you’d probably be better off just backing up your data, wiping the hard drive and starting over with a fresh install.

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    universal
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    #388768

    Re: Runtime Error: OS Error:

    janetb;289939 wrote:
    Cannot upload or paste error.log as it is too large (2.46MB).
    Scrn capt attached.

    You could upload it to an external storage or pastebin service (like http://pastebin.com), and post a link here. Since a log file is plain text, downloading it from an untrusted source wouldn’t have any security implications.

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    janetb
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    #261954

    Re: Runtime Error: OS Error:

    Ser Olmy;289942 wrote:
    You could upload it to an external storage or pastebin service (like http://pastebin.com), and post a link here. Since a log file is plain text, downloading it from an untrusted source wouldn’t have any security implications.

    Thanks. I’m assuming that someone who knows how to read an error log (I don’t) will find the culprit.

    I opened an account at pastebin only to find that they have a 512 kilobyte limit (on free accounts)….. Any other suggestions for where I can put up 2.5 MB for a one-shot deal (i.e., for free)?

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    janetb
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    Re: Runtime Error: OS Error:

    RicklesP;289941 wrote:
    If your System and/or Application logs don’t point at anything more specific, and running ‘sfc /scannow’ doesn’t find anything wrong, you’d probably be better off just backing up your data, wiping the hard drive and starting over with a fresh install.

    Hoping that my System and/or Application logs will point to something specific….:-)…. Just tell me what to send, where it is located, and how to send it.

    Thanks.
    Janet

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    universal
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    #388770

    Re: Runtime Error: OS Error:

    janetb;289950 wrote:
    I opened an account at pastebin only to find that they have a 512 kilobyte limit (on free accounts)….. Any other suggestions for where I can put up 2.5 MB for a one-shot deal (i.e., for free)?

    How about Mediafire? Or Mega?

    Blood
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    #336705

    Re: Runtime Error: OS Error:

    All you need to do is resize the image. FastStone Image Viewer is free. Install it, navigate to the folder that contains the image, select the image, press F3. Make sure the file type is set to jpg when the resulting dialog appears.

    Tick the box next to Use Advanced Options, press the Advanced Options button and check the Resize button that appears. Choose a new size e.g. 1024 x 768 and upload that.

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    janetb
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    #261956

    Re: Runtime Error: OS Error:

    OK guys….Here’s the log file…..

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5jRQaWauiHAREgtam15WmFKMFE/view?usp=sharing

    Janet

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    universal
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    Re: Runtime Error: OS Error:

    The reason the log file is several megabytes, it that is contains hundreds of copies of the same error message. Every time you log on, a new set of error messages are appended to the log file. The error itself only generates 50 or so lines each time. Here’s the entire message:

    Code:
    [noparse]Error log timestamp Wednesday 11-02-15 06:27:23 PM

    Runtime error: OS Error: The system cannot find the file specified.

    Error(Exception)>>defaultAction
    Error(Exception)>>activateHandler:
    Error(Exception)>>handle
    Error(Exception)>>signal
    Error class(Exception class)>>signal:
    BasicRunProgram(Object)>>error:
    BasicRunProgram(BasicProgram)>>terminateRun:
    [] in BasicProgram>>errorHandlerBlock
    ExceptionHandler>>evaluateResponseBlock: for:
    [] in ExceptionHandler>>handle:
    ProtectedFrameMarker(BlockClosure)>>setUnwind:
    BlockClosure>>invisibleEnsure:
    ExceptionHandler>>handle:
    ExceptionHandler>>findHandler:
    FileError(Exception)>>activateHandler:
    FileError(Exception)>>handle
    FileError(Exception)>>signal
    FileError class>>signal: hostErrorCode: <2>
    HostFileSystemError>>defaultAction
    ExceptionHandler>>findHandler:
    HostFileSystemError(Exception)>>activateHandler:
    HostFileSystemError(Exception)>>handle
    HostFileSystemError(Exception)>>signal
    HostFileSystemError class>>signalWith: <2>
    File class(FileSystemEntity class)>>osError: <2>
    File class(Object)>>osError
    File class>>rename: to:
    [] in NameCommand>>using:
    [] in BasicRunProgram>>begin
    ExceptionHandler>>evaluateProtectedBlock:
    [] in ExceptionHandler>>activateDuring:
    ProtectedFrameMarker(BlockClosure)>>setUnwind:
    BlockClosure>>invisibleEnsure:
    ExceptionHandler>>activateDuring:
    ExceptionHandler class>>handle: with: during:
    BlockClosure>>on: do:
    BasicRunProgram>>begin
    BasicRunProgram(BasicProgram)>>run
    BasicOnDemandCompiler class>>readTknFile: callingProgram: commandLine:
    Basic class>>start
    Message>>perform
    NotificationManager>>empty
    NotificationManager>>runPendingEvents
    NotificationManager>>runEventLoop
    Message>>perform
    Message>>evaluate
    Process>>safelyEvaluate:
    Process>>evaluate: [/noparse]

    The log omits one rather crucial piece of information: The full path name of the file that apparently cannot be found. It looks like it could be related to a rename operation, where it seems an attempt is made to rename a file called “auto.tkn” to “auto.cmd” (which does not sound like something a legitimate application should ever do, BTW), but then again it may be unrelated. There’s no way to be sure just by examining the log.

    There is a partial reference to the path D:COMPUTER MAINTENA (which I would guess goes on to become D:COMPUTER MAINTENANCEsomething or other). Is that an actual folder on your system? And is the D: drive a hard drive partition, or a drive letter assigned to a removable drive?

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    wullieb1
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    #245050

    Re: Runtime Error: OS Error:

    http://www.malwarebytes.org

    install, run and clean any crap that it finds.

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