I don't know if any of you have had a similar experience, but right before my computer finishes booting completely into XP, I get this system message saying something about the creation of a file named "Program" in my root (C:\) directory. This file is 0 bytes. Apparently this can cause problems with XP (or so the message box says), and gives me two options: Rename or Ignore (as well as a "Don't perform this check at startup" checkbox). I've chosen both options many times, and neither seems to make any difference. I'm a bit wary, though, of disabling the check altogether. The really frustrating thing about it all is that I have no idea what is causing this problem. I think it might be AVG Free Edition (from Grisoft), because I first started noticing this problem shortly after the installation of it went kind of awry. I've since uninstalled and reinstalled AVG without a hitch, but it's failed to fix the problem. The most infuriating aspect of all, though, is that this error always ends up halting the completion of the rest of my startup programs--Statbar, for instance, never autoloads as it should, so I have to start it manually. My question, then, is: has anyone else experienced this phantom creation of the file "Program", and if so, how does one go about tracking down its cause and subsequently fixing it. I've done quite a bit of research into this matter, and so far, all to no avail. Thanks in advance. =) Edit: I'm completely up-to-date with all my windows updates, and (to the best of my knowledge) virus free, so I'm pretty sure the problem does stem from one of my startup programs acting up.