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       26 Jan 2018 #1


    I uninstalled Spotify, and searched the registry and removed any Spotify entries that were found. I also used the Everything search program to look for Spotify and I deleted the items it found, which included prefetch items. However, every time I start my PC the messages shown on the attached screenshots pop up. Any ideas as to how to get rid of them?
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       27 Jan 2018 #2

    Get Autoruns: Autoruns for Windows - Windows Sysinternals | Microsoft Docs

    Look for anything that has to do with Spotify in there and uncheck it. Try restarting the computer after.

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       27 Jan 2018 #3

    pepanee, autoruns did not find anything for Spotify. Any other ideas?
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       27 Jan 2018 #4

    My next option to do would be to re-install that same app, then uninstall it again. Restart the computer. Hopefully that would get rid of it. I wouldn't touch any other left-over things from the Registry, etc.

    Yet, if you still want to try to remove all left-over remnants, then make a backup of a key from the Registry, delete that key, then restart the computer. one by one. You would eventually come down to the specific Registry entry (if it is a Registry entry that's causing this), and you can analyze what that data states from the Registry. Then from there you can probably figure what's doing it.

    I have a bunch of "missing entries" in my Autoruns, but I don't really worry about it, because that shouldn't affect the computer's performance. But I understand by how you would like to remove remnants.

    That's what I would do. It might take a while to do all that, but that's what I would do.

    Maybe someone else can suggest other things.

    Also I would suggest another idea. Search on Bing: "The specified path does not exist. Check the path and then try again"
    - Bing

    Maybe you can find something that would be useful. Hope you get it fixed.
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       27 Jan 2018 #5

    Oh I'm sorry. Edit.
    In your original post, you didn't state that you deleted left-over remnants from the Registry. (I assumed you went there and deleted anything to do with Spotify from the Registry)

    If you haven't done that already, then go to the Registry first, and delete anything to do with Spotify.
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  6.    27 Jan 2018 #6

    What Antivirus do you have installed.

    Also consider installing the Store version.
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  7. Posts : 83
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       27 Jan 2018 #7

    I had already deleted everything in the registry relating to Spotify, and when I visited Microsoft Store to install Spotify I was told the program was already installed. I clicked the launch button but was told "the path does not exist".

    Wht else can I try?
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       27 Jan 2018 #8

    My antivirus program is Avast Premier Internet Security.
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  9. Posts : 134
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       10 Feb 2018 #9

    Spotify appears twice in Task Manager StartUp list

    I have just discovered two Spotify entries in the StartUp list in Task Manager.
    However there is no trace of Spotify elsewhere in the system.
    I went through the registry and deleted every reference to Spotify that could find, although some refused to be deleted.
    That made no difference.
    The store shows that Spotify is installed. Which is strange.
    However I found an entry in the Apps list in Start Menu, clicked uninstall and that cleared the problem.
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