Windows XP Photo gallery - startup

By needhelp-again
Sep 1, 2005
  1. Hello,

    Just recently, upon startup of my windows XP Pro program, I have been asked for a disk to install photogallery. I'm a bit confused because I have never been asked for this before and I'm not sure what to do.

    Also, Just recently and during the same timeframe, when I open certain webpages, I am not able to see the backgrounds (colors and pictures) and the fonts are too bid.

    I have tried changing the font size in the view toolbar, but I have not been successful at solving the problem.

    Does anyone have experience with this?

  2. cubanb76

    cubanb76 TS Rookie

    I have the same problem with Photo Gallery on startup. Have you been able to resolve this yet?
  3. terrilinda

    terrilinda TS Rookie


    I typed word for word the actual message on a Google search and came up finally that it may be associated Hewlett-Packard photo program, and Windows Installer is trying to install it. Actually, I did not get the startup problem until I removed various programs from my computer.
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,945   +585

    Using Spybot S&D, you can control the startups.
    Look for a Runonce entry and disable it

    It is also possible do disable Runonce entries via the Registry.
  5. terrilinda

    terrilinda TS Rookie


    I disabled all HP startup programs. Start, Run, msconfig, Startup, then disable all HP startup programs. It's related to HP Image Zone. I am going to uninstall and reinstall HP 6200 all-in-one, then do the HP update. The update did not work fully last time, only 2 of 3 updates were completed. I will get back with my progress.
  6. kabeer123

    kabeer123 TS Rookie

    another solution

    hi another solution is to run registry mechanic it will be in one of the problems found
  7. Onchu40

    Onchu40 TS Rookie

    Windows Photogallery


    i haveing the same problem as well. When i power up my computer i have the windows photogallery installer come on looking for the disk. I actually use a different pic viwer. so how do i stop the installer from coming up.

  8. Leonard Peck

    Leonard Peck TS Rookie

    Hi : I was having startup troubles with photo gallery too. I found that I have a all in one photo printer HP and it seem that it uses windows system . try using the disk that came with your printer, It has worked for me. no more startup with photo gallery popping up. What a pain !
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