Annoying cmd.exe popup “FINDSTR cannot find the path specified”


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Not really sure where to post this so I'll just post it here!

Hey people! For the past few days I've been getting a cmd.exe popup at random times in the day and it goes away so fast.


I have an MSi GE72 2QD Apache Pro gaming laptop.


FINDSTR: Cannot open C:\ProgramData\acer\updater2\updater2.xml
The system cannot find the path specified.
Cannot access file C:\Program Files\DriverSetupUtility\FUB\+
FINDSTR: Cannot open C:\ProgramData\packard bell\updater2\updater2.xml
The system cannot find the path specified.




Cannot access file C:\Program Files\DriverSetupUtility\FUB\+
FINDSTR: Cannot open C:\ProgramData\gateway\updater2\updater2.xml
The system cannot find the path specified.
Cannot access file C:\Program Files\DriverSetupUtility\FUB\+
FINDSTR: Cannot open C:\ProgramData\founder\updater2\updater2.xml
The system cannot find the path specified.
Cannot access file C:\Program Files\DriverSetupUtility\FUB\+
The system cannot find the path specified.


Has anyone else had this problem? Is there anyway of fixing it except for having to do a reset/factory reset?


Thanks
 
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Have you downloaded and installed some third party driver finder software or something.
The messages seem to indicate three separate OEMs
Acer, Packard Bell and Gateway and the a third product called "founder" which I'm not familiar with.
You may want to check the startup tab in Task Manager to see if something there looks like the culprit.
 
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My memory is really bad so I don't remember what I've done that could have caused it. I've posted a screenshot of all the startup items.
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Try a clean boot and see if that has any impact on the issue.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/929135
Use the steps for 8 / 8.1 (same for 10)
Basically you're disabling all start up items and non-Microsoft services. Do not mess with Microsoft Services, be sure to check the box to hide them.
 
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I tried your suggestion doing a clean boot. Still the same problem. If it all fails then I might just do a factory reset if anything. I did also update my BIOS but no luck
 
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What are you doing to get the Find String messages?

You seem to have CCleaner installed. Have you run it lately and are there any logs?

Anything in Event Viewer?

I get the command windows every now and then. Some programmer explained as some software is trying to determine something about the system. But you know what software you are running. I would check the path to see what software is in those folders.

It does seem a little strange both acer and HP are looking for the same file, updater2.xml..
 
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I had this problem aswell and i managed to fix it by uninstalling "Driver Setup Utility" published by Acer. If you or anyone else in the future has this problem i suggest you give it a try.
 

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