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GENE FRANKE asked on January 15, 2013. Status: Answered & Closed.

Disable Ipoint.exe to Ask The User To Insert A Disk

» Whenever I start my computer, ipoint.exe keeps telling me to insert a disk, or that a disk is missing. Is there a way to simply disable this pop-up window? I attempted to fix this by uninstalling ipoint.exe (Version 7) and downloading and installing Version 8. It did not work.

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» Ipoint.exe is the software for the Microsoft optical are not supposed to be asked to insert a dick while opening it. Therefore, it is a virus infection in this case.

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ELLEN FORGAN replied on January 22, 2013

All Answers:

  1. JOSEPH KWENTUS replied on January 15, 2013: » Uninstall and then reinstall the latest Intellipoint version. There should not be an "Insert Disk" request when installed correctly (might be an anti-virus bug during the install.)

  2. AMBER ETZEL replied on January 16, 2013: » Have a look at all the Sub-Keys in this location and see if you have any mention for Microsoft IntelliPoint 8.0? My Sub-Keys such as {563F041C-DFDB-437B-A1E8-E141E0906076} may be named differently than on other machines.


    With the MsConfig tool, if you want something not to start you must remove the tick from the box. I was hoping that you had more entries than just the normal "Microsoft Intellipoint", something more related to " insert a disk", because if you untick the main entry then the Mouse may not work correctly and become a standard Mouse, sort of like a lame duck.

    If you go into Control Panel\ Mouse and open that up, there is a "Restore Defaults" button which may be worth a try?

  3. GENE FRANKE replied on January 16, 2013: » I did Uninstallation and reinstallation; it did not fix the problem.

    I expected to be delighted with all the new features of Windows 7; to date, it has caused only problems. Every time I start the computer (or, with ipoint disabled in msconfig, start ipoint manually), I have to click on the "insert a disk" box seven or eight times before it finally closes. Several programs that ran fine on my old computer (XP) work poorly or not at all on my new one, even with Compatibility Mode enabled.

  4. AMBER ETZEL replied on January 17, 2013: » If you uninstall Ipoint once more via Programs and Features, and then reinstall it again, but this time right-click on any setup.exe and select the "Run As Administrator" option, to start the install. Try this even if your user is an Admin. See if that gets rid of the insert disk message.

    Incidentally this option might help your older flaky XP applications if you start the loaded programs via a right-click and the "Run As Administrator" option. It is worth a try anyway. You might even be able to get the ones that failed to install to install. Of course some older programs (and hardware) are just not going to work in Windows 7 not matter what you do.

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