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Thread: Teatimer keeps deleting the same value

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    Jan 2007

    Default Teatimer keeps deleting the same value

    I'm not sure how to fix this. Every time I boot my computer up the TeaTimer continues to ask me if I want to allow or deny the deleting of something I deleted from the System Startup three boots ago.

    Is there anyway to fix this?

    (Unfortunately due to the file attachment limit, it was hard for me to submit a good screen shot)

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    Oct 2005


    The cause of the problem may be because TeaTimer's snapshot files are out of sync with the registry. TeaTimer takes snapshots of Registry entries and compares these with the Registry at startup. Until these snapshots are updated you may get pop-ups (at startup) of changes you made in the past. In other words, TeaTimer attempts to return the Registry to the state it was in when the snapshots were taken.

    I believe that the reason that snapshot files get out of sync with the registry is because when TeaTimer starts the snapshot files are read into memory and maintained there. The snapshot files only appear to be rewritten when TeaTimer closes. During system shutdown (or restart) it appears that TeaTimer is terminated before it has a chance to rewrite the snapshot files and therefore they are out of sync with the registry if changes have been made to the registry.

    The solution to the problem is to refresh TeaTimer's snapshot files after making changes to the registry such as changing your home page, System Startup, etc. There are two ways to do this:
    1. Refresh TeaTimer's snapshot files:
      • Right click Spybot's TeaTimer System Tray Icon > click Exit Spybot-S&D Resident.
        • TeaTimer closes.
        • TeaTimer's snapshot files are refreshed at this time.
      • Restart TeaTimer:
        • Using Windows Explorer, navigate to C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy.
        • Double click TeaTimer.exe to start it.
    2. Manually exit TeaTimer immediately prior to system shutdown or restart.

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